This is one of the most popular and delicious drinks during summers. Many people serve it as the first thing to reduce the excess body heat and fatigue during summers. This drink is like an instant booster of energy and gives a cooling and refreshing effect.
Today we will discuss the health benefits of lemon water or lemonade. This drink is super simple and there is no complex ingredient you just need to squeeze half a lemon (medium size) in a glass of water and add jaggery powder or sugar as per your choice, mix it well and your lemon water drink is ready.
But, if you really want to enhance the taste of lemonade, then you need to add a few more ingredients like black salt, mint leaves (finely chopped), a little amount of sparkle water (not compulsory) and your delicious lemonade is ready.
It is better to avoid soda water if you can because water is enough to get the taste of lemonade.
What are the Benefits of Lemon Water?
1. Improve heart health:
Having lemon water helps to improve immunity because lemons are rich in vitamin C. Lemon water is also an excellent source of antioxidants that helps to prevent the damage of free radicals and helps to detox your system. As per research, both antioxidants and vitamin C works excellent to prevent heart stroke and any serious heart diseases. According to some studies, having lemon water helps to decrease high blood pressure and lower cholesterol level.
2. Helps to maintain weight:
If you want to lose excess body weight, having lemon water is helpful, along with exercises and keeping a check on your calories intake. You should have a glass of lemon water (you can also add honey to it) first thing in the morning. The pectin compound in lemon is a fibre and when you consume lemon, this fibre expands after indigestion, hence you feel full after a while. It is always better to have a glass of lemon juice instead of those sugary drinks and packed juices that are filled with calories, Also, remember, that you do not need to remove the lemon pulp because pectin is present in the lemon pulp and removing it is of no use.
3. Better digestion:
Lemons are rich in soluble fibres that help your system with regular bowel movements and this happens because lemon also helps to improve the digestion process. The pectin present in the pulp of lemon is great for your gut health and most of the problem we face is because of an unhealthy gut. Pectin also helps to enhance your digestion process because the pectin compound helps digest sugar and starch easily. According to Ayurveda, having a glass of lemon water (lukewarm) is excellent for your overall system and digestive system.
4. Increase immunity:
Having lemon water every day helps to increase your immunity because lemon is rich in antioxidants and vitamin-C. Even if you are suffering from cough or cold, having warm lemon water along with honey is a good old remedy.
5. May prevent cancer:
As we mentioned earlier, lemons are a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin C, and these properties work as anti-cancer properties. Lemon contains naringenin and limonene and both these compounds help to fight off cancer.
6. Better skin quality:
As we grow old our skin starts losing collagen, which is important for good tight plump skin. Lemon water benefits you by promoting collagen production. The vitamin C in lemon water helps to generate collagen, which improves your skin quality.
Lemons are small but the benefits of lemon water are amazing and therefore having lemon water or lemonade every day is great for your overall health.