According to experts, drinking warm lemon water in the morning has numerous health benefits – it hydrates your body and detoxifies it, while also strengthening your immune system and improving your overall health. The citric acid from the lemon has potent antibacterial and antiviral properties which protect your body from numerous diseases.
The preparation of the beverage is simple – just squeeze half a lemon in a glass of water, andadd some honey and cinnamon to taste.
Here are the top benefits of drinking warm lemon water:
- Strengthens the immune system
A glass of warm lemon water in the morning improves iron absorption in the body as well as the function of the immune system, and the high vitamin C content improves your body’s resistance to colds and the flu.
- Cleans the urinary tract
Lemon water cleans the urinary tract and stimulates urine production due to its powerful diuretic properties. It also eliminates harmful bacteria and regulates your body’s pH levels.
- Aids digestion
Lemons stimulate bile production which is important for proper digestion and can also treat digestive problems.
- Boosts your energy levels
Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin B, C and phosphorus which refresh and energize your body. A glass of warm lemon water in the morning will regulate your pH values and make your tissues alkaline. When your body is acidic, it is more prone to inflammation which can result in diseases and conditions.
- Aids weight loss
Lemons contain pectin which prevents sugar cravings and emotional eating, effectively controlling the amount of food you consume. The drink also alkalizes your body and supports weight loss.
- Treats throat infections
The powerful antibacterial properties of lemons can treat and prevent infections in the body. Organic lemons are very effective against tonsillitis, and a glass of warm lemon water is great against throat infections.
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Lemons can hydrate and clean the lymphatic system, while potassium improves your sleep, reduces stress, improves your mental state and regulates your blood pressure.
- Clears skin complexion
Drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning before breakfast to purify your blood and stimulate new blood cells formation which will clean your skin complexion.
- Removes bad breath
Regularly consuming the drink is effective against halitosis as it eliminates bacteria which cause bad breath and stimulates saliva production.
Due to all the aforementioned benefits, drinking warm lemon water on an empty stomach will improve your health and prevent serious diseases and conditions.