There is a growing trend in Zimbabwe of people flavouring their drinking water with lemon. Most people add in lemon slices to their water for a refreshing thirst quencher. We have explored the importance of drinking such and compiled some great advantages of lemon water.
1 It promotes hydration and keeps body organs well nourished. It refreshes.
2 Lemon water is a great source of vitamin C and protects cells. It protects the body from immune system deficiencies.
3 It promotes weight loss by promoting digestion thereby increasing the metabolic rate.
4 The anti inflammatory properties in lemon are instrumental in fighting respiratory tract infections.
5 Lemon water freshens breath. Its ability to stimulate saliva and preventing dryness of the mouth, gives the mouth a fresh, clean breath. It also helps to wad away tootaches and prevents gingivitis.
6 It improves skin quality and it also has anti wrinkling properties.
7 It acts as a natural laxative to relieve constipation. Warm lemon water consumed in the morning before having any meals helps to maintain digestive health.
8 Lemon water helps to prevent kidney stones. The citrate in lemon makes urine less acidic and can break up small stones.
9 It acts as a detoxfying agent.
10 Lemon water is more flavorful than ordinary, plain water making it a great companion to meals.