So, lemon water is presented by many people as the elixir of youth, life, and/or hydration. Some Hollywood stars say they couldn’t start a day without their glass of lemon water. So, what is it about lemon that makes water such a miracle?
About the Lemon Water
The most important thing to remember is that water is the miraculous element in the combination. Plain water would be enough for our bodies to thrive. We’d be dead in three days without water. This is how miraculous water is.
Everything in our body is mostly water. Except for bones, every organ we have, skin and microbiome included, experience thirst. This is why we need to get as close as possible to drinking those 2 liters of water every day.
Celebrities know how important is for their skin to be glowing so they drink the water. So, why adding lemon? One of the reasons could be that lemon water makes you drink more water. Since water’s flavor is too delicate to be considered a treat, a drop of lemon taste can add relish.
Benefits of Lemon Water
- Vitamin C helps your immune system to fight viruses and reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. Collagen needs the help of vitamin C too, to do the job.
- Citrus flavonoids are important antioxidants that help fight inflammation and diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes mellitus, and celiac disease.
- Polyphenols and pectins help increase fat metabolism and good cholesterol while decreasing the bad one and inflammation. As a consequence of the influence, it has on fat metabolism, lemons influence weight gain and body fat accumulation, without being a panacea for weight loss.
Still, two secondary effects must be taken into consideration. Lemon water can induce or aggravate acid reflux and it can erode teeth enamel.