Lemons are a very healthy citrus fruit that are known for high vitamin C content and are essential in promoting heart health due to their potential to lower blood lipids and blood pressure. They are useful in the following ways;
Adding lemon to water enhances its flavor, which may help you drink more.
Good source of vitamin C
Citrus fruits like lemons are high in vitamin C, a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals. Vitamin C reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, and lower blood pressure.
Support weight loss
Polyphenol antioxidants found in lemons significantly reduce weight gain. These antioxidant compounds also offset the negative effects on blood glucose levels and improved insulin resistance hence protecting one from type 2 diabetes.
Improve skin quality
Vitamin C found in lemons reduces skin wrinkling, dryness and damage from the sun.
Aid in digestion
They help in prevention of constipation. Drinking warm or hot lemon water when you wake up may help get your digestive system moving. The lemon water jump-starts the digestive system, allowing you to digest food more easily and helping to prevent the buildup of toxins.
Drinking a glass of lemon water after meals and first thing in the morning helps to remove bad breathe. Lemon stimulate saliva and water hence helps prevent a dry mouth, which can lead to bad breath caused by bacteria.
Help to prevent kidney stones
The citric acid in lemons may help prevent kidney stones. Citrate, a component of citric acid, paradoxically makes urine less acidic and may even break up small stones. Drinking lemon water not only gets you citrate, but also the water you need to help prevent or flush out stones.
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