Drink Lemon Water For 7 Days and See What Happens!
Lemon water is a popular free upgrade to regular water at almost all restaurants. Some people prefer lemon water than regular water because of the zesty taste of lemon. Some health-conscious people drink lemon water because of the purported health benefits. No advanced research or study has been done on lemon water specifically, but it is believed to be good for you. Try it daily during 7 consecutive days, then come back to share your experience in the comments section below.
Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the goodness of this blessed water.
1. Easier weight loss
You will agree that weight loss often comes out as a popular topic of discussion. Polyphenol antioxidants in lemons are believed to reduce weight gain even if you consume a high-fat diet. It may also improve your insulin which is required to process and control your sugar levels.
Drinking lemon every day ensures that there is enough insulin to do the job. But still, you should always watch out your sugar intake!
Does lemon water really ease weight loss? Is it the miracle solution? It is unclear if combining water and lemon is the fundamental driver. It could also be that drinking more lemon water actually helps dieters to feel belly full and avoid overeating.
2. Faster metabolism
The first thing you can do in the morning is to drink a fresh glass of lemon water. Drink on an empty stomach to get your metabolism activated again after a night of rest. Lemon water or simply water on an empty stomach is important to help against constipation.
3. Get enough vitamin C
Vitamin C is among the most popular vitamins known to us. Its health benefits can only be praised infinitely. On its own, your body does not synthesize Vitamin C. It can only be derived from food or food supplements. Lemon water may not be the highest in vitamin C, but it can indeed contribute to your daily recommended amount. Lemon water also quenches your thirst and provides you with a refreshing feeling as you swallow it. It sure cannot hurt.
4. Better hydration
According to Mayo Clinic, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that adequate daily fluid intake is:
Approximately 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men
Approximately 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women
That’s pretty much! I am far from this recommendation. My daily intake being 1,5 liters. Some of this intake comes from vegetables like cucumber, lettuce, fruits like pineapple, strawberries among others. However, the rest needs to be drunk – juice, soft drinks, and water, of course. For some people, water may not be very exciting to drink on its own. Thus, adding lemon to water can enhance the flavor to trick your taste buds to have some more of this satisfying drink. As a result, you will be better hydrated.
5. Younger looking skin
Lemon water should keep your skin hydrated and radiant. Your skin should look fresher and smoother while toxins are expelled via sweat. No, I’m not going to say that you are going to have a lemon sweat. But who knows!
Vitamin C in lemon water can reduce wrinkles while supporting the production of more collagen and elastin in your skin. Lemon water can be your secret to preserve a youthful appearance.
6. Balance pH in blood
Lemon water can actually help achieve the right alkaline pH balance in your digestive systems. Once metabolized, citric acid from the lemon produces alkalizing byproducts. What you should know is that it is healthier to have alkaline inside our bodies because cancer prefers taking form in an acidic digestive system.
7. Keep away bad breath
Drinking lemon water will also stimulate saliva production that can keep your mouth hydrated. The lemon scent will also act as a freshener. This can be of great help for people with a dry mouth that unfortunately smells due to bacterial growth.
8. No kidney stones
Drinking just half a cup of lemon juice during the day will get you an equal amount of citric acid as in prescription medicines for people who are prone to kidney stones. More lemon water can only be beneficial for healthy kidneys. So, do not hesitate, drink as much as you want.
How far is all of the above true? There are no concrete studies to prove this. Laboratories have everything to lose if they happen to prove that! As people will be leaving aside medicines or food supplements for the natural, abundant, and cheap lime water. So, you can carry out the study by yourself. I hope it works for you.
Try the experiment and do come back to share your experience in the comment section below!