Healthy in the day: with a glass of warm lemon water
Many health experts agree that you can hardly start the day healthier than with a glass of lukewarm lemon water. The drink ensures that important vitamins and nutrients are added to the body. It also promotes digestion. Last but not least, the drink can help you lose weight.
Help you lose weight
To get rid of extra pounds, it helps to move immediately after waking up. This can start in bed, for example by moving your legs while lying down like riding a bicycle. Weight loss can also help if you drink a glass of honey water in the morning, as this mix has a filling effect. Health apostles like various Hollywood actresses prefer to start their day with a glass of warm water with lemon. This drink not only helps you lose weight, it is also good for your health.
Lukewarm water and lemon juice have a positive effect
Lemon water combines the positive effects of lukewarm water and lemon juice. The drink stimulates digestion, promotes bowel movements and thus helps you lose weight.
In addition, the liquid in the morning slowly replenishes the moisture stores that have emptied during the night.
The lemon juice adds important nutrients and vitamin C to the drink. In addition, citric acid is metabolized in the body in a basic manner, which counteracts overacidification and promotes detoxification.
The positive effect of the drink has been used for centuries
The Indian health education Ayurveda has been using the positive effects of this easy-to-produce drink for centuries.
To this day, lemon water is known as a home remedy for detoxifying the liver.
And also according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), warm water has a detoxifying effect.
In many Asian countries, water has been drunk warm or hot for centuries.
Not too hot and not too cold
A liter of water is boiled briefly to prepare the lemon water. Then it should cool down before adding the squeezed juice of half a lemon and the slices of the other half.
If the water is still too hot, the healthy ingredients of the lemon such as potassium, calcium, vitamin C and pectin are partially destroyed. If the water is too cold, it can put a strain on the digestive tract.
Because of the potassium it contains, lemon water has a positive effect on blood pressure.
And vitamin C promotes iron absorption in the intestine and strengthens the immune system. The vitamin also promotes wound healing.
When used externally, lemon water can also be used for skin care. It fights bacteria, tightens the connective tissue, protects against free radicals and thus acts as an anti-aging agent.
Kidney sufferers should be careful
It is generally safe for healthy people to consume too much vitamin C, as this is water-soluble and is excreted in the urine in the event of an overdose.
However, kidney sufferers need to be careful. Because with them, a high dose of the vitamin can cause indigestion and diarrhea.
In addition, high intake can lead to kidney stones. (ad)