Lemons are low in calories while rich in nutrients: vitamin-C, phytochemicals: hesperetin, naringin, and naringenin, vitamin A, B-complex vitamins such as pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, and folate. There’s Life enhancing minerals like iron, copper, potassium, and calcium, flavonoids, and what’s more they’re also a good source of dietary fiber. The citric acid in a lemon is what gives it its sour taste and works to aid digestion. To add to all of this, lemons also help in the absorption of iron. This, indeed, is a EMPOWERING fruit.
Here’s why you need to add lemon water to your daily diet if you aren’t doing that already.
ON your mark… Get set… Squeeze the heck out of it!
1. The perfect ‘Wake me up’ drink
This is a morning drink that not only gets you going but also keeps you going all day long! A glass of lemon water will refresh your senses, cleanse and detoxify your body, and also help you with your morning Wake-up & feel awesome ritual. Lemons stimulate neural activity with a LIVELY flavor and aid digestion.
2. A lemon a day keeps inflammation at bay.
The primary cause of most illnesses and diseases is inflammation. And lemons are alkalizing agents that fight inflammation. Drink Your Citrus Army and know there’s mini-medic teams in your morning mix!
3. Potassium powerhouse.
The potassium content in lemons affects the electrical transmissions in the brain and nervous system in a positive way. Hence it is a healthy and effective way to soothe anxiety, depression and to uplift your mood. Drink Deep with your Yellow Zen Smile!
4. Goodbye, afternoon slumps.
Lemons are packed with electrolytes and along with warm water they boost your energy without causing stress to your nerves (like coffee does). So, get more out of your day with a glass of lemon water in the afternoons.
5. Hello, caffeine-free days.
Due to its energy boosting and mood-uplifting properties this citrusy fruit proves to be a good alternative to coffee. Which means your nerves can now rest easy!
6. Works wonders on your digestion.
Lemons are known to aid the liver in the production of bile which is required for digestion and absorption of fats. So, kick-start your digestion with a glass of lemon water in the mornings.
7. Alkalizing superhero.
Although lemons contain citric acid their high mineral content [when digested] alkalizes the body and helps ward away disease and ill health. It’s more like a Juicy Super Powered Pac-Man Pellet!
8. The secret to a glowing skin.
The Vitamin C in lemons rids the body of the toxins that tend to appear on the skin as blemishes and works in the long run to rejuvenate the skin.
9. Weight-loss wingman.
Lemons are a good source of pectin fiber that helps beat hunger cravings. Lemon water is your ally if you’re looking to lose weight.
10. Strengthens the immune system.
Vitamin C, as we all know, is the best way to boost our immune system, and lemons are full of Vitamin C.
11.An antioxidant and antibiotic agent
The flavonoid compounds present in lemons makes them the ideal anti-cancer food,
To sum it up—
- Lemons have a refreshing taste
- Are great for your health
- Stimulate brain function
- And yes, they also smell good (hence all the lemon based fragrances)
When should you have it?
Mix the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon with some lukewarm water and have it first thing in the morning ( ⅕ -½ a lemon a day is Great!). Drink it approximately 20-30 minutes before breakfast. Lemon juice is best savoured with lukewarm water as opposed to cold or room temperature water. Avoid buying bottled lemon juice as it usually contains sulphites. Now Squeeze, Stir, Sip and start your EMPOWERED day!