See The Health And Wellness Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Juice And WaterPosted on 21 Sep 17:48 by Diana N Ahuche
Why should you drink lemon water?! Lemons are very high in vitamin C. Citrus fruits like lemons, orange, and grapefruit are super antioxidants that are excellent for purifying and rejuvenating organs. Lemon water will provide your body with plenty of hydrating electrolytes with its potassium, calcium and magnesium richness that replenish lost electrolytes and balance pH level. Drinking lemon juice water enhances beauty by rejuvenating skin from within, bringing a glow to skin.
According to a study published in PubMed Central, Lemon Polyphenols Suppress Diet-induced Obesity by Up-Regulation of mRNA Levels of the Enzymes Involved in β-Oxidation in Mouse White Adipose Tissue. The polyphenols effects on body fat caused the body weight gain induced by the high fat diet to significantly reduce. Lemon juice boosts the immune system, alkalize the body, help control high blood pressure, counter premature aging, encourage body detoxification, purify the blood, and regulate body temperature. The citric acid contained in lemon helps relieve digestion problems when taken with warm water allowing a better of bowel movement. Citric acid interacts with various enzymes in the body and stimulates the cells secretion of gastric juice such as pepsin, the chief digestive enzyme in the stomach that breaks down proteins. Drinking lemon juice water regularly will also help the liver produce more enzymes to process food more efficiently and release toxins from the body. Lemon water contains potassium, which helps nourish brain cells and nerve cells.
Another study published in PubMed Central about Nutritional supplements for age-related macular degeneration, Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) is the only large-scale randomized controlled clinical trial to show a 25% beneficial effect of nutritional supplementation like vitamin C, which is abundant in lemon) in reducing the risk of AMD progression from intermediate to advanced. Therefore, increasing lemon juice vitamin C intake can help greatly to reduce the risk developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and maintain overall eye health.
Lemon may be known best for its vitamin C, but it also contains potassium, which helps with brain and nerve function. Potassium helps relay signals from the brain to the body system. When blood potassium levels are low, the brain cannot relay signals as effectively.
The action potential in neurons depends on electrolytes, the main ones are sodium and potassium. Low potassium levels cause your brain to slow down. Neurons with low potassium require more stimulation (like jogging or dancing - we will discuss how to recharge your brain to be creative and active) before firing an action potential and cannot fire action potentials rapidly. Insufficient potassium symptoms may include experience of fatigue, confusion, inability to start actions or finish trains of thought, lack of motivation to do anything.
So for a quick natural way to feel more alert, yet balanced, drink lemon juice water, better still add some turmeric, which is another brain boosting agent! In the absence of lemon juice, lemon peel powder (skin) can serve the purpose even better, lemon peels are rich in the mineral potassium, containing 160 mg per 100 g of peel compared to 138 mg of 100 of whole lemon. This could be attributed to the fact that dried food products tend to retain their nutrients than fresh food produce.
The National Institutes of Health recommend that adults consume at least 4.7 grams, or 4,700 milligrams, of potassium per day. Your doctor may recommend a different intake level based on your health and current medications.