One of the oldest rituals of ‘morning people’ worldwide is to have a warm glass of water with the lemon first thing in the morning. It is the best way to get a lot of antioxidants, and multiple vitamins like B and C, and carbohydrates and potassium in your body. Quite a few people use it to reduce weight and everyone swears by this method. But only a few people know that it also helps improve immunity and digestion while reducing your binge eating as it controls cravings.
And if all this wasn’t enough, lemon juice also happens to be extremely beneficial for the following 13 ailments:
1. Kidney Stones
- It can control the problem of stones in the body.
- The potassium in lemon works to increase the citrates in urine which in turn doesn’t let oxalates to form.
2. Suppress Appetite & Lose Weight
- Lemon water works to reduce weight and it does it at multiple levels.
- The pectin in it suppressed our food craving and the vitamins help in regulating our blood sugar.
- It also boosts the production of bile in the stomach which breaks down food more effectively and improves the digestion.
3. Immunity Boost
- Lemon water is also helpful in activating and boosting the lymphatic system which boosts our immunity.
4. Acne Treatment
- It helps in battling acne as it cleanses the skin of the acidic effects and impurities which cause acne.
- You just have to rub it on your skin gently for cleansing.
5. Gallbladder Ache
- Lemon juice is also beneficial in reducing gall bladder ache.
6. Cold & Flu
- Treating flu and cold with lemon juice is also helpful as the vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant.
- It drives away the bacteria and helps you recover faster from a cold.
7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- GERD also was known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease or more commonly as acid reflux or heartburn can also be treated with lemon water.
- Try taking that for 2 weeks and keep the over the counter medicines aside and see the difference.
8. Finger Nails
- Having white spots on fingernails is a sign of unhealthy nails and lemon juice helps in getting rid of that.
9. Food-Borne Diseases
- We cannot control the quality of food while we are traveling and it oftentimes results in a bad case of food poisoning which effectively ruins our vacation or business trip alike.
- Drinking lemon water while traveling can help counteract the effects of bad food.
- Fibromyalgia is a very common ailment which affects a lot many people worldwide.
- It makes your muscles painful at a lot of places and you have tender spots all over your body which hurt a lot.
- Lemon water has been known to be helpful in the situation and it can make a lot of difference along with regular yoga and stretches.
- Inflammations are bound to happen in acidic bodies and are very petty to deal with.
- But lemon has lots of anti-inflammatory properties.
- It works by neutralizing the acidity of the body and getting rid of inflammation.
12. Sore Muscles After Workout
- Our muscles are very sore after a good session of work out because of the build-up of lactic acid in them.
- Lemon water can help with the pain and should be taken regularly after working out.
13. Joint Swelling & Pain
- Painful and swollen up joints can also be treated effectively with lemon water.
- It breaks down the buildup of uric acid in your joints and doesn’t let them get inflamed.