Friday, January 22, 2010

Lemon Water

I just drink water with a 1/4 of a lemon squeezed in it. Here are the Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water. I found #12 to be true; I haven't gotten cholera or malaria.

1. Relieve digestion problems like bloating, heartburn, and constipation. With the aid of lemon water, the bowels eliminate waste more efficiently. It also helps to digest your foods and dissolve gallstones by helping your liver produces more bile – a fluid secreted by liver and stored in the gallbladder, to assist in the digestion of fats.
2. Relieve fever, cold or flu. Add juice of 1 lemon to a cup of hot water with honey and drink it. You can drink it for every 2 hours until the fever or chills subsides.
3. Help in removing blackhead, acne, and make your skin more radiant. This is due to the vitamin C in lemon which can rejuvenate the skin from within. Its alkaline nature kills some type of bacteria known to cause acne. To remove acne, apply fresh lemon juice on acne part and leave it overnight. Rinse it on the following morning.
4. Natural remedy for sore throat. Lemon has an antibacterial property. Thus, it is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to infection. For sore throat, add the juice of 1 lemon and 1 teaspoon (5ml) of sea salt to 1 cup (250ml) of lukewarm water. Gargle 3 times a day to diminish the burning sensation.
5. Help in respiratory problems and breathing problems such as asthma.
6. Combat rheumatism and arthritis. Lemon has a powerful alkaline effect in the body, and therefore a natural agent against excess acid, which is in part responsible for rheumatism. Drink lemon in lukewarm water 3 times a day and if you experience severe pain, add the juice of 2 lemons 3 times a day.
7. Help to control high blood pressure. Due to the high potassium content in lemon, lemon water helps in controlling high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea.
8. Relax anxiety, combat fatigue. Lemon has calming effects.
9. Good for weight loss. Add lemon to lukewarm water boosts metabolism.
10. Assist in toothache by getting rid of the pain. The massage of lemon juice on gums can stop gum bleeding.
11. Freshen up your breath after consuming certain alcohol, cigarettes or spices, or that is caused by insufficient salivation.
12. Act as blood purifier. Drinking lemon water can help in the diseases like cholera or malaria.


Sawyer Garn said...

I can attest to the help lemon water has to cold/flu and sore throat symptoms. Ever since I was tiny my Grandma Meakin would give it to us if we were sick. It does help. Sometimes she would just have us eat the lemon, which also helps, but it is extremely sour and the water helps dilute it...and flush everything out.

Beth said...

I should have been drinking lemon water all along, maybe I would still have my gallbladder. I miss my gallbladder dearly. No ice cream for me anymore.