It is safe to drink a glass of warm lemon water after waking up in the morning and on an empty stomach, an article from a health journal says.
Moreover, it is not wise to just cut the lemon fruit, squeeze the juice of the lemon into a bottle or cup and add hot water or ice cubes and then throw the skin away. This is a big mistake because the lemon peel is one of the most nutritious parts of the entire fruit.
Lemon peel has more vitamins compared to its juice. It contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta carotene, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Since lemon peel is a rich source of Vitamin C and calcium, bone problems such as arthritis and osteoporosis can be prevented.
Consuming the peels also lowers the LDL or bad cholesterol.
High blood pressure and other heart diseases may also be prevented through digesting lemon skin because it has Vitamin P which helps in clearing blood vessels.
On the other hand, drinking lemon water on an empty stomach is good and safe not only because it is packed with numerous nutrients; drinking it in the early morning is one way of ridding the body with toxins.
Opting to drink coffee or tea instead of lemon water in the morning, many people are skipping a lot of health benefits including boosting their immune system and be fully charged for the rest of the day.
Drinking lemon water in the morning gives the body a chance to absorb Vitamin C which is good for the adrenals as it helps reduce stress, and guards the body against immune system deficiencies. Other important nutrients that can be found in lemons are citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
The potassium in lemons is vital in the nourishment of the brain and nerve cells. This fruit also helps bring balance the amount of oxygen and calcium levels in the liver.
Lemons are also a powerful antibacterial and can help to treat common colds. Drinking lemon water in the morning helps flush out toxins.
A cup of fresh lemon juice can also rejuvenate your skin and helps prevent the formation of acne and wrinkles.
It also helps digestion, enhances weight loss and can also maintain good eye sight and fights eye problems.
So what are you waiting for? Drink a glass of warm lemon water after waking up in the morning and see the great effects on your body.! (Source: Healthy Habits)