Feeling a bit sluggish and lethargic? Put down that energy drink. It’s not doing you any good. If you really want to revitalise yourself, drink lemon water. It may sound strange if you’re used to relying on sugar and caffeine to fuel your body. Trust us on this. Reach for the citrus instead and you’ll regulate your metabolism, eradicate toxins and mitigate the detrimental effects of free radicals. Can your favourite frizzy drink do all that?
We know that you know how essential water is. You can’t do without if for long before your life is – and we don’t say this lightly – literally in danger. Your body’s composed of about 60 per cent of it, after all. You should really be drinking at least 2 litres a day. Might as well make it a bit more exciting (and beneficial) by adding the juice from fresh lemons. Read on and we’ll have you convinced.
How lemon loves your body
There’s so much vitamin C in lemons that it has been used for centuries to cure scurvy. That’s not where its talent stops, though. Oh, no…this sunny citrus bolsters your immunity by wiping out bacteria and helping you to avoid illness. It can even heal wounds. Sure, it stings – but it works!
Is that it? Just vitamin C? Not even close. Lemons will dazzle you with their nutritional profile. They’ve got loads of stuff that does a body good. Try these on for size: potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. Impressed? Let’s break it down. Potassium is vital for your health and it’s indispensable in treating arterial hypertension. There’s a potential reclassification looming for lemon, too. It could very well soon be known as a medicine, given that it can help to heal approximately 150 different diseases.
There are toxins all over the human body, from the blood to the organs and tissues. Learn to love lemons and they’ll help to neutralise those toxins and send them packing. Suffering a bit of gastrointestinal upset or some pain in the liver or gall bladder? Those little, yellow wonders will normalise the functions that have been disrupted.
To cleanse your system, lemons are just the tonic. Dr. David Jockers says, ‘Lemon water contains citric acid, which helps clean and prevent calcium deposits that form in the arteries. When these deposits build up, they can lead to heart disease.’
Lean on lemon water for bountiful benefits
This citrussy saviour can…
- Aid digestion and remove toxins from the digestive system
- Neutralise nausea and indigestion
- Safeguard and strengthen your immunity with its enviable amounts of vitamin C
- Sooth inflammation with its ascorbic acid
- Cleanse and clear the skin and give you a radiant glow, thanks to its ample antioxidants
- Treat obesity with its appetite suppressing polyphenols
- Balance your body’s pH
- Help curb caffeine cravings by energising you naturally because they have an alkalising affect on your body
- Help freshen your breath, alleviate tooth pain and reduce your risk of developing gingivitis
- Regulate your glycemic index, because lemon water makes you feel fuller for longer so that you lose weight
Last words on lemon
Water is wonderful. Lemons are lovely. Together, they can benefit your body brilliantly. Try it. Before your first meal of the day, have a glass of water with the juice of one lemon. Sip it and see how calm it makes you feel. It’s much better than fizzy drinks that can seriously damage your health. Go on. Make it a habit. Do it for 21 days and you’re sure to notice all the good it does you. And you can book a nice holiday with the money you’ve saved now you’re not strung out on triple caramel soyaccinos and energy drink. Bon voyage!