Today I’m having really bad flu and sore throat, and normally, in times like this, I often go to local grocery to buy myself Oishi Smart-C+ lemon juice. For some reason, this product has been proven very effective for me because consuming 3 bottles each day in just 2-3 days would completely cure me. However this time, I couldn’t find it anywhere, perhaps some case of bad luck. So I tried to search for other alternatives… and found a cart full of REAL LEMONS! Why not? It probably is more sour-tasting and more tedious to squeeze, but natural lemon water has got more health benefits than the bottled ones. Here’s why:
There are many health benefits of lemon water. Lemon contains about 5 percent citric acid and is a rich source of vitamin C. Lemon also contains many vitamins like vitamin B, riboflavin and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein and carbohydrates. There are so many food menu that use lemon as a conduit of flavor, ranging from cakes, dishes made from chicken, a variety of drinks or even as an ornamental.
Lemons good for the stomach. Lemon can help relieve digestive problems when mixed with hot water, including nausea, heartburn and parasites. By drinking lemon juice regularly, your stomach is assisted, to remove dirt more efficiently. Lemon acts as a blood purifier and cleaning agents. Intake of lemon juice can cure constipation. Even lemon juice also acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping the liver produce more bile.
Health benefits of lemon water:
1. Overcome Indigestion
Lemon also proved to overcome some digestive disorders such as bloating, abdominal cramps, gas, or a burning sensation (heartburn). Drinking lemon water regularly to prevent constipation and diarrhea. Additionally three or four squeezed lemon can help relieve menstrual pain. It’s better if lemon juice mixed in a glass of warm water.
2. Skin care
Lemon can be a natural antiseptic medicine, which served to cure problems related to skin. Daily consumption of lemon water can provide a great change in the appearance of your skin. Lemon has a function as an anti-aging, remove wrinkles and blackheads. Even if used in areas of burns can fade the scars.
3. Dental Care
Did you know that lemon water has an important function in dental care? Yes, if the fresh lemon juice placed on the tooth area, can help in getting rid of the pain. Squeeze lemon juice on gums can stop gum bleeding. This method also prevents bad smell and other problems related to gums.
4. Heal throat infection
Lemon is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to throat infections, sore throat and tonsillitis caused by bacteria. To overcome sore throat, you can gargle with using half a cup of lemon juice.
5. Lose weight
Routine drinking lemon water opens the way to lose weight faster. Utilizing lemon juice mixed with warm water and honey, it can also help reduce weight.
6. Control high blood pressure
Lemon water works like magic potion, especially for people who have heart problems, because the high potassium content in it. A diet high in potassium is also believed to help control high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, helps relaxation of the mind, reduces mental stress and depression.
7. Help cure respiratory disorders
Lemon juice assists in curing respiratory problems, especially in people with asthma.
8. Treating rheumatic
Lemon has diuretic properties that can help treat rheumatism and arthritis, by removing bacteria and toxins from the body.
9. Relieves fever
Lemon juice can treat a person suffering from flu or fever, with increased sweat production.
10. Blood purifier
Diseases such as cholera or malaria can be treated with lemon water as it has properties as a blood purifier.
11. Boost the immune system Lemon filled with vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C can increase the body’s defenses attack the flu virus and potassium can help the brain and nerve function, and blood pressure control.
Suggested Dosage In Taking of Lemon Water
If you are in good health and body weight 70 kg or less, it is advisable to squeeze half a lemon and presenting it in a glass of water. Drink twice a day. However, if you weigh more than 70 kg, squeeze one whole lemon into a glass of water. For maximum benefit, drink twice a day.