The Rewarding Health Benefits of Lemon Water

When it comes to taking care of your health, it is always great to have some simple and efficient methods. And lemon water is a great way to add some healthy habits into your day.

Bariatric patients should not consume citrus and other acidic foods such as limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruits, or tomatoes the first three months after the operation.

Disclaimer: The information in this post is meant for general use. However, it is recommended that you follow the guidelines given by your nutritionist and care providers regarding diet and food consumption. 

Why Lemons Support Good Health

Lemons contain many healthy nutrients such as:

  • Vitamin C
  • B-complex vitamins
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Fiber

Caution: Lemon can be hard on your teeth and wear down the enamel which cannot be replaced. It is for this reason that deluding it in water or through other methods is recommended. 

Now that we have covered why lemon supports good health. Let’s go over the ways in which it supports good health.

1. Strengthens Your Immune System and Fights Viral Infections

Because lemons are so rich in vitamin C, including them in your daily diet increases your body’s defense against illness and stress. Studies have shown that when you are stressed, the level of vitamin c in your body decreases. By including lemon in your diet, especially on extra stressful days or when ill, you can provide your body with a better fighting chance. Infection side effects such as a sore throat can be made a thing of the past.

2. Cleanses Your Body and Aids in Digestion

When you take in lemon, it helps to flush toxins out of your body. The way in which it does this is by enhancing enzyme function and stimulating your liver. Alongside this, it also helps reduce toxins in your digestive tract. Because of this, symptoms such as indigestion, heartburn, burping, and bloating subside.

3. Supports Heart Health

Lemon is high in potassium, which is ideal for supporting heart health alongside brain and nerve function.

4. Keeps Your Breath Fresh

While lemon can cause your enamel to erode if not used carefully, it fights off toothaches and gingivitis. A good way to get the oral health benefits from the lemon is of course to dilute it and to also keep your teeth protected through good oral care. Brushing before drinking lemon water or avoiding it after can be good ways to prevent enamel erosion.

Drink water infused with lemon, cucumber, strawberry, and mint to prevent bad taste in your mouth after bariatric surgery

5. Supports Healthy Skin

Because of the antioxidants found in lemons, it can significantly reduce the presence of wrinkles and blemishes. You can even apply it to scars, ages spots, and warts to make them diminish and get your skin back to its healthy radiant appearance.

6. Aids in Weight Loss and Higher Energy

Because Lemons contain pectin fiber, they assist with fighting hunger. At the same time, they also provide an energy boost while reducing anxiety and depression. Both of these benefits serve as an excellent way to be more active and reduce calorie consumption.

7. Helps Cut Caffeine from Your Diet

While sources of caffeine such as coffee and tea can have positive effects on your health. Lemon water can in fact significantly reduce or eliminate the need for that morning cup of your preferred caffeinated beverage. Some lemon in hot water, or perhaps some of your favorite tea with lemon added can serve as an excellent way to enhance your mood, sharpen your senses, calm your nerves, and get you through the day without any crashes.

How Many Lemons Should I Have?

In general, those who are at a weight below 150 pounds can have half a lemon’ worth of juice. However, if you weight more than 150 lbs, you can use an entire lemon. It all comes down to personal taste as well.

Disclaimer: The information in this post is meant for general use. However, it is recommended that you follow the guidelines given by your nutritionist and care providers regarding diet and food consumption.



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