Many people start their day with a glass of lemon water. It`s the first thing they drink in the morning. This is something that many people do all around the world. Unfortunately, not everyone can stand the sour taste of lemons. Lemons are very healthy and rich in beneficial nutrients which are crucial for the overall health.
According to the experts we should all drink lemon water every morning because the juice from the lemons contains volatile oils, carbohydrates, potassium, phosphorus, flavonoids, protein, antioxidants and vitamins B and C. The powerful lemon juice has antibacterial, immune-building and antiviral properties. It contains high amounts of vitamins, calcium, magnesium, citric acid, limonene, pectin and bioflavonoids. Due to its properties the lemon juice is very effective in eliminating infections and it boosts the immune system. Drinking warm water with lemon juice immediately after waking up, on an empty stomach, will help you in many ways. It flushes the system, fights cravings for food, helps the digestion, creates alkaline environment in the body and balances the pH levels in the body and by boosting the metabolism helps the loss of weight. It contains high amounts of vitamin C and only 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice contains 187% of the daily need for vitamin C.
Drinking lemon water is very beneficial for the health, but many people make one mistake when preparing the warm lemon water. Usually people don’t use the peel of the lemon although it`s the most nutritious part of the lemon. Normally people just squeeze the lemon and add cold or warm water. This is actually not the right way to prepare the best lemon water.
This is how to make the most healthy lemon water, so you can enjoy all the benefits of this powerful fruit.
The recipe for the perfect lemon water
Cut 2 fresh and organic lemons into thick or thin slices, depends on how you like them. Squeeze couple of the slices in some water. Grate the lemon peel of the slices that you squeezed the lemon juice out of. Put the rest of the lemon slices in a mug, cup or travel cup and add cold or warm water to fill it up.
According to many experts lemon water also improves the digestion. Also it slows down the food`s absorption which makes insulin stores in the organism and provides the body with most of the nutrients from the food that it is processed.
Drinking lemon water in the mornings it pushes the GI tract to make things move in the morning and reduces retention of water.
Drinking lemon water every morning is very healthy and it should be the first thing we do immediately after we wake up. It is a great way to start the day. It`s easy and very simple to prepare it. Just don’t forget to use the peel.