BENEFITS OF WARM LEMON JUICE
Beginning the day with warm water and lime empty stomach is said to be good for health, here are the reasons why:-
HIGH NUTRITIONAL VALUE:- A glass of lemon jucie has less than 25 calories. It has rich source of calcium, potassium, vitamin C, pectin fibers, some traces of iron and vitamin A.
HELPS IN DIGESTION:- when taken in empty stomach it stimulates the gastrointestinal tract which helps in proper digestion, and in elimination process. It also prevents heartburn.
MAINTAINS pH LEVEL:- Naturally our body has acidity. Taking lemon juice reduces the harmful effects of it. Lemon has citric acid, but the other mineral and nutrient content of the fruit is alkaline. The citric acid is very mild and it is easily excreted from the body. Lemon stimulates the making of calcium carbonate that in turn neutralizes other strong acids found in the body. This helps when we take protein rich foods like meat and cheese. It maintains the pH of the body and they by prevents urinary tract infections.
DETOXIFIES LIVER:- The citric acid present in lemon helps the enzymes our body to function better. It stimulates the liver and helps in detoxification.
GIVES CLEAR SKIN:- The Vitamin C present in lemon helps in the production of Collagen which helps to give us youthful skin. The antioxidants rejuvenate dull skin and keep them healthy. It also removes the toxins from the blood stream. When the juice is applied on blemishes it helps to reduce it.
IMPROVES IMMUNE SYSTEM:- The vitamin C present in the fruit is known to fight colds and is good for your immune system. They also have potassium which helps proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. It also controls blood pressure.
PREVENT BAD BREATH:- Bacteria are kept away when lemon juice is drunk there by giving a natural freshness to our mouth.
AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS:- When taken early in the morning it fights food craving. Since it has been proved that those who take an alkali diet lose more weight, it is time to change our diet and take in warm lemon juice in the mornings.
IMPORTANT TIPS TO REMEMBER:-
- Adding a little honey to the juice makes it more tastier, fights phlegm and gets rid of body mucous.
- Never use canned or bottled juice. Natural home-made ones are always best for good results.
- Always rinse your mouth after having lemon juice because it might affect your teeth since it has some corrosive properties.
- Donot over take lemon juice. It shows corrosive effect when taken more than needed.