Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lemon Juice - Benefits of taking Lemon

Lemon fruit offers you immense benefits  like detoxifying your system, improving your digestion  boosting  your metabolism and increasing your energy levels

You often hear about how toxins enter your system everyday from  everywhere from sources like the pollutants in the  air you breathe, the water you drink  and the chemicals in the cosmetics you use, not to speak of  the harmful chemicals in the additives in your food, pesticides used to grow your food and the antibiotics and other substances in the medicines you take etc.

Needless to say, the toxins that enter your system are going to have harmful effects on your metabolism and hormones thereby weakening your digestive system, depleting your energy through various ways and ultimately affecting your body.

You can mitigate the harmful effect of these toxins by quickly eliminating at least some of these toxins by taking a simple, inexpensive and easily available health drink that can be prepared in seconds. Yes, I am talking about lemon juice.

After getting up from sleep every morning, squeeze one small lemon fruit or half a large lemon fruit into 8 to 10 ounces of pure water, mix the contents well and drink. It will be better if you drink the juice raw, without adding salt or sugar. Make this the first thing you consume in the morning and don’t take any other food at least for 15 minutes.

Use fresh lemon, not bottled lemon juice. Organic lemons made without using pesticides will be better, if you can get them.

It may interest you to know that though lemon is acidic (it contains Citric Acid), the acidity disappear once the food is metabolized. In fact, the minerals contained in lemon help make your blood alkaline. Since people, in general, develop too much acidity due to consumption of sugar in the form of various drinks, this property of lemon is beneficial to the body.

Lemon has several beneficial effects on the body. It contains antibacterial substances that improve your immunity. Lemon also improves digestion and cleanses the liver.

Specifically, drinking  fresh lemon juice on an empty stomach in the morning can help you three definite benefits.

lemon juice - health benefits
1)      Improving your digestion: 
Lemon stimulates production of bile. Lemon is an antidote to indigestion and heartburn.

2)      Boosting your energy:
The very flavor of lemon induces freshness and makes you feel energetic.  It is also known to improve your moods and reduce your anxiety. Lemon also boosts your energy by eliminating the toxins from your body.

3)      Helping you lose fat:
The combined effect of improved digestion, elimination of toxins and increasing the energy levels  helps you lose fat faster.  Losing fat is also achieved by improvement of your hormone balance.

Make it a point to start your day with a refreshing glass of fresh lemon juice.