5 Fun Benefits of Lemon Water You may Not Know

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 3 Comments

 | NaturalSociety 

Lime-Water-PhotosIf you drink water throughout the day, you are one step closer to optimal health. Staying hydrated is important whether you are fighting an illness, trying to lose weight, or just need more energy. But even more than simple water, drinking lemon water offers a wide array of benefits.

Lemon water (and fruit-infused water in general), is extremely trendy right now. Sure, they give you a lemon wedge when you order water in a restaurant, but this isn’t the only place you should be drinking the tart and refreshing infusion.

So why should you add lemon water to your daily routine?

1. Nutritional Potency

Lemon is packed with nutrients. It is loaded with vitamin C, B vitamins, fiber, magnesium, iron, calcium, and more potassium than apples and grapes. Vitamin C in particular is an important antioxidant that can help protect the body from free radicals, which work to damage healthy cells and potentially cause inflammation, among other things.

2. Digestion

Hydrating in general promotes healthy digestion and regularity. But lemon water also helps soothe indigestion, heartburn, bloating, and burping. Pectin in the lemons is also very good for colon health.

3. Complexion

Again, hydration is excellent for promoting healthy skin, but adding lemon to your water can go one step further. The antioxidants in lemon water help fight the signs of aging and can even decrease blemishes. Don’t stop at drinking it, put some directly on your age spots and scars to diminish their appearance.

4. Weight Loss

When you want to lose weight, one of the greatest pieces of advice is to drink more water. But when you add lemon to the mix, your weight loss drink is supercharged. The pectin promotes regular digestion and can help you feel full. When you feel a craving coming on, try a glass of lemon water instead.

5. Increased energy

Lemon essential oil is used in aromatherapy to brighten the mood, to wake you up and get you moving. But in lemon water, lemon juice can provide similar benefits. For this reason, many people find drinking warm lemon water in the morning a good alternative to coffee, even using it to aid in caffeine withdrawals.

Lemon water is inexpensive and loaded with benefits. Make sure you are washing the lemons thoroughly before squeezing their juices into your water or slicing the fruit and putting it directly in your glass.

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  1. lvtdeer@gmail.com' Lorraine says:

    On 12th May 2014 you ha an article on Facebook regarding the properties of cucumber, magnesium, calcium etc and a list of things like using on wrinkles and eyes As I do not know the workings of facebook, I wonder if you could email me direct the article to send to someone who doesnt use facebook – I as stated do not know how to extract it from facebook to email direct. Thanking you for your kind assistance in this.

    • clnMichelle says:

      Here it is

      1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

      2.For a pick me up in the afternoon… Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours. Slice some and put in your water bottle.

      3. If you rub a cucumber slice along your bathroom mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

      4. Place a few slices of cucumber in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

      5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemical in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

      6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.
      Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!

      7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

      8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

      9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

      10. Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

      11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the photochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

      12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

  2. gopher9blue@yahoo.com' Virginia McDonald says:

    Please Forward me “The Cucumber Tricks & Tips You Don’t Want To Miss”

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