Put a net of lemons on the shopping list right away
You hear more and more that both famous and unknown people drink warm water with lemon juice in the morning. It’s supposed to be very healthy. But what exactly does it do? You don’t often hear about that. So we were curious to find out about lemon juice. And what turns out? It is indeed very good for you. We list the benefits.
How to drink
Before we move on to its benefits, let us tell you the best way to drink lemon juice. In fact, you don’t have to drink it pure – that would also be rather sour. You can squeeze half a lemon and dilute that with lukewarm water. Then drink it with a straw to prevent the acid from attacking your tooth enamel. That’s it! Do you find it really quite sour? Then you can also add a teaspoon of honey.
1. Remedy for colds and flu
Unfortunately, we all get the flu or a cold every now and then. Especially during the colder months of the year, we can’t escape it. Fortunately, you can give your immune system a little boost by drinking some lemon water. This is because lemons (and other citrus fruits) are rich in vitamin C.
2. Support for digestive problems
For really serious digestive problems, it is always a good idea to consult a professional. Do you have only occasional mild symptoms? Then you might want to drink a glass of lemon juice. This contains citric acid, which helps with the secretion of gastric juices, allowing your digestive system to process food better.
3. Relieve joint pain
As one gets older, the risk of joint pain also lurks – although young people can have it as well. Drinking lemon water can help relieve some of the pain. For example, it is said to dilute uric acid somewhat, which is good, because the buildup of this is what causes joint pain.
4. Help prevent kidney stones
If you have ever suffered from kidney stones, we don’t have to tell you how painful it can be. In the hospital they can help you get rid of them, but of course you would prefer to avoid them. In that case, you would do well to drink lemon juice. The citrate in it can help prevent calcium stones from forming.
5. Relieve pain in the gallbladder
Gallstones are painful, but there are other reasons why you may experience pain in the gallbladder. Think of inflammation and bile sludge. Of course, it is always wise to contact your doctor in the event of these kinds of unpleasant symptoms. Want to try to prevent these symptoms? Then you can include drinking lemon juice in your diet. Lemon juice can cause bile to thin and dissolve gallstones.
6. Weight loss support
Have you ever tried to lose some pounds? Then you know that fighting the pounds isn’t always easy. However, you can make it easier. With lemon juice, for example. The juice stimulates metabolism, reduces the feeling of hunger and can speed up weight loss.
Continue reading? On the next page, we list even more benefits of lemon juice!