The first surprise is that Lemons are not, as you would expect, a fruit. The lemon is technically a berry, one that packs a powerful punch.
It was reportedly Christopher Columbus who planted the first lemon trees in America, but people had been discovering its amazing health benefits long before that.
If you are looking for a simple way to improve your health and daily routine – look no further. The practice of drinking a glass of lemon water each morning could change your life for the better, in several unexpected ways.
Watching your weight? Lemon aids digestion, promotes better absorption and elimination and helps flush out toxins and unhealthy bacteria in the gut. Read: Detox!
Looking to stay well? How about this:
A large lemon contains 45 mg of Vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune deficiencies. It also contains citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium as well as traces of iron and vitamin A. – And they contain more potassium than apples or grapes!
Lemon helps balance ph levels in the body, and calcium and oxygen levels in the liver.
Do you want that healthy “glow” everyone talks about? Behold the Lovely Lemon. Its antioxidants help decrease wrinkles and blemishes by combating free radical damage. Since lemon water purges toxins from your blood, it helps keep your skin clear of blemishes from the inside out.
Joints a little stiff in the morning? A natural anti-inflammatory, lemon Juice helps dissolve uric acid, reducing pain and inflammation.
And here’s something to smile about, the antibacterial properties of lemon water can help cure gingivitis, stave off a sore throat, and freshen your breath at the same time.
A lemon a day can help you look and feel better – and stay that way.