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Lemon water: Helps with kidney stones
It's summer! With higher temperatures it is much easier to drink more water, but sometimes water is a bit boring. Lemon water is the solution and also helps against kidney stones.
In winter, we like to drink hot drinks like fresh mint tea, but in summer we prefer cooler drinks. To keep your body hydrated it is good to drink at least between 6 and 8 glasses of water a day; Yet pure water is sometimes a bit boring. What does water do in your body.
Water with fresh lemon (squeezed or in slices) is not only very tasty and is good for the thirst, it is also very good for you! Water is by far the best drink for hydration but many people do not like pure water. By eating lemon it is easier to drink more. This is also very healthy for the following reasons:
It is a good source of vitamin C
Citrus fruit, to which the lemon belongs, is full of vitamin C. This vitamin is an important antioxidant that protects our cells from free radicals. But vitamin C has many more good qualities; It lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and helps to lower your blood pressure. And when we have a cold, a good dose of vitamin C helps to shorten the cold. Water, a super drink.
It is good for your skin
Vitamin C in lemon water can help reduce wrinkles and, of course, a lot of drinking is good against dry skin. What does water for your skin. Also, lemon water can help against acne due to its purifying effect.
It promotes weight loss
If you drink a lot you will want less food soon and that's good for your line! Drink a glass of lemon water for each meal. Nice idea: with every half liter of water you drink, you burn 23 calories extra. And if you drink cold water, your body also takes extra energy to heat the water to body temperature. Lose weight by drinking water. Overall, you can say that you drink enough if you do not have thirst and if your urine is light colored. Some people are afraid to drink too much, but this is not common. Try spreading the drink throughout the day so that your body gets the chance to process the moisture.
It is good for digestion
To start your digestion after the night you can drink a glass of lukewarm warm water with fresh lemon juice. Then wait half an hour before eating or drinking again. In Ayurveda, it is believed that lemon acid helps to digest food better, and that it builds up toxins, moreover, poisons are removed faster if you drink enough.
You get a fresh breath
If you rub a lemon over your hands when they smell a lot (eg garlic), lemon neutralizes the smell. Lemon also neutralizes your breath after eating for example garlic, fish or onions. If you drink a glass of lemon water after each meal and in the morning, you have a nice fresh breath.
It helps against kidney stones
The citric acid from lemons can help prevent kidney stones. The waste that is taken from the kidneys by the kidneys contains salts. In normal cases these salts dissolve in the urine. Kidney stones can occur when these urine salts do not completely dissolve. There may then be a precipitate in the form of crystals. Usually these crystals leave the body with urine. But sometimes they are too big and so stones develop. You can get a (very painful) kidney stone attack if the stone is loosened from the place where it was formed. There are various types of kidney stones, lemon water can help against the construction of the so-called calcium salt stones. 10 Ways to keep your kidneys healthy.
Lemon water has many healthy properties. But the acid in, among other things, citrus fruit is not good for our dental glaze. Therefore, it is not advisable to drink lemon water all day long. It is better to always drink a glass and not for a while. Also, after drinking lemon water you can rinse your mouth with just plain water to rinse off these acids. If you prefer not to lemon in your water, take some fresh mint and / or some ginger or cucumber. Also very fresh and delicious!