The tantalizing combination of tangy lemon with warm water has always been on number one position when it comes to weight loss. So what exactly does lemon do to promote weight loss? Read on…!!!
Lemon water comes with powerful antioxidant and detoxifying agents that removes unwanted toxins from the body. Hot lemon water also possesses the ability to improve the digestive system in the body making it easier for the nutrients to be absorbed.
For preparing lemon water, simply heat water on your stove and let it cool. When the water is warm, squeeze lemon and voilaa…your power-packed weight loss remedy is ready. However, do note this DOES NOT mean you can eat whatever you please and stay away from exercise. A healthy diet with proper exercise is the key for weight loss and there is no other exception.
Benefits of lemon juice for weight loss:
- Diuretic value – since the body is flushing out toxins and water weight, thanks to lemon water, you will be visiting the loo frequently.
- Laxative – no more constipation or tight stools once you ingest lemon water.
- Proper digestion – helps in the production of digestive enzymes in the liver that means not burp, bloated feeling or frequent heartburn.
- Vitamin C – lemon is loaded with vitamin C and as per an article published in the ‘Journal of the American College of Nutrition”, lemon juice can trigger chemical reactions in the body that will help you to lose weight in a jiffy. (Well, not exactly in a jiffy, but you get the point).
- Cholesterol and insulin – This citrus fruit has polyphenols that contain antioxidant qualities which can balance the high blood sugar levels in the body not to mention lowering the production of cholesterol and triglycerides. This will not only prevent obesity but also inhibit diabetes.
- Burn more calories – When you drink lemon water, you increase your body’s heat that will lead to thermogenesis which is actually a process that your body undergoes to burn calories that you eat.
Side effects of lemon juice:
The only side effect of lemon juice is its ability to erode the teeth enamel and even the gums if used for prolonged period. Try sipping via a straw and position it to the back of your mouth so that juice won’t touch the teeth.
Another thing to note is the fact that even though benefits of lemon juice is praised worldwide, it is not yet established to treat a condition.