Common Mistakes To Avoid When Drinking Lemon Water

Date December 20, 2017 13:09

The benefits of lemon water are really impressive! This magical drink boosts the immune system, stimulates metabolic processes and promotes the normal functioning of almost all organs and systems. A glass of warm lemon water is the best way to start your day.

It helps our body quickly tune in for a new day due to the fact that it contains the necessary amount of antioxidants, flavonoids, and vitamins C and B. This drink has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the digestive tract since it promotes healthy peristalsis and helps get rid of toxins.

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Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining your physical health. Vitamin C increases the body's resistance to various viral and catarrhal diseases. Vitamin C stimulates the synthesis of white blood cells, thereby improving the quality of the blood. The antioxidant properties of lemon water contribute to the normalization of the skin and hair, activate the production of collagen, and prevent premature aging.

Lemon water can wake you up a lot better than a cup of coffee. If you can't do without coffee in the morning, you can replace it with lemon water. Lemons contain a large number of negatively charged ions that stimulate energy production when ingested in the gastrointestinal tract.

Surprisingly, most of us tend to make a number of mistakes when preparing this "simple" drink. Therefore, we fail to utilize 100% of the potential of lemons.

Many people consume the flesh or the fresh juice of lemons and throw away the peel. This is the first mistake when preparing lemon water. After all, lemon peel is a source of a number of vitamins and minerals, namely magnesium, calcium, and potassium. In addition, lemon peel contains a lot of beta-carotene. The white inner part of the peel is rich in essential oils. A few centuries ago, citrus fruits were believed to be the best means of preventing and treating scurvy thanks to the essential oils contained in them.

If you want to prepare lemon water, you should follow these simple tips:

  • cut 1-2 fresh juicy lemons into slices;
  • slightly squeeze a few slices (this will be the main component of your morning drink);
  • put the rest of the lemon slices into a thermos or other bottle and fill it either with cold or hot water.

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You can drink the resulting lemon water in a few hours. For your convenience, you can freeze the raw materials for the preparation of the drink in small portions, for example, in ice molds. If you want, you can add a few fresh mint leaves, the flesh or juice of other citrus fruits, ginger, or cinnamon to your lemon water.

This easy-to-make drink perfectly refreshes, quenches thirst and hunger, promotes the normalization of metabolic processes and can even replace sweet sodas as lemon water does contain a small amount of sugar. In addition, lemon water effectively copes with dehydration and even reduces the intensity of a headache it might cause.

Most people believe that they'd better drink a glass of lemon water on an empty stomach immediately upon waking up. In fact, this magical drink will not be less effective if you drink it in the afternoon or even in the evening.

However, the benefits of drinking lemon juice in the morning have a medical explanation. Since the body is somewhat dehydrated after a night's sleep, specialists recommend that you drink water immediately after you wake up. If you don't have problems with the pH level of gastric acid, you can replace water with lemon water.

The main benefits of lemon water include:

  • a solution to the problem of dehydration;
  • improvement of digestion;
  • weight loss;
  • improvement of the skin and hair;
  • boosting of the immune system;
  • a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular diseases due to the high content of vitamin C;
  • prevention of kidney stones;
  • improvement of blood components;
  • an antiseptic effect;
  • normalization of the pH level;
  • faster recovery after exercise;
  • fresh breath.

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Despite all the benefits of drinking lemon water, it is necessary to consider a few peculiarities of this drink that can cause discomfort. Lemon water is not recommended for people who have sensitive teeth. However, you can use a straw to protect your teeth from damage. Also, you shouldn't overconsume this drink, especially if you have a tendency to get heartburn.

Some experts note that the regular consumption of lemon water contributes to more frequent urges to urinate. However, in most cases, the urge to urinate is simply conditioned by the fact that you drink more fluid than you used to.

Lemon water is healthy, tasty and easy-to-make. You can drink it at any time of the day. You can drink it cold or warm, with or without additives. Pay attention to the details, keep your body fit and stay healthy!

Source: 01 Million Health Tips, Dr. Axe, BBC goodfood

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