When people talk about lemons the first thing I think is the face I make when I try to eat one whole. You know the tight, squinted eyes , puckered lips . I’m a big wuss when it comes to sour things. I basically have no tolerance for it at all.
You’d think that means that I’m missing out on all the wonderful effects that lemons bring to the table but you’d be wrong. When you combine glass of hot water with lemon, like I do every morning, a large part of its tart flavor is handled by the water.
Is Lemon Water Good For You?
It means when I drink it I don’t make that awkward pinched face. I enjoy my lemon water every morning. It is incredibly invigorating , refreshing, and not to mention the fact that it gives my metabolism a much needed boost. Yay!
Lemons are one of those crazy fruits that are loaded with healthy benefits, and they’re a particularly great source of vitamin C.
One cup of fresh lemon juice gives you 187 % of your recommended daily serving of vitamin
Lemon juice also offers up a healthy serving of magnesium, copper, potassium .
Oh, and sorry to burst your bubble but you are not drinking lemon water every time you sit down at a restaurant and the waiter brings you a water with a single slice of lemon. One common mistake that most people make when enjoying a glass of lemon water is that they don’t realize that the lemon peel is one of the most nutritious parts of the whole fruit.
Your normal routine is to slice a lemon, squeeze the juice into a bottle and add some hot or ice water. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but you are actually making lemon water the wrong way.
I know, I know, who thought there could be much more to know about a drink with only two ingredients. But there is, even though it’s a minor difference.
The Ideal Lemon Water Recipe
Take couple preferably organic , fresh, lemons.
Slice them as thick or thin as you like.
Into the water squeeze some of the sliced lemons but not all.
Into your drink , grate some of the zest of these squeezed slices .
Place the remaining un-squeezed slices in your blender bottle, travel cup or mug .
Fill to the brim with either boiling hot, or ice cold water.
Lemon Water For The Win
Lemon water acidity aids in digestion say Health experts . It also helps to slow absorption of food, which conserves insulin stores in the body and ensures your body gets the most out of the food it’s processing.
Lemon water can also give your GI tract the push it needs in the a.m. to get things moving and also reduce fluid retention.
So why not give it a try. Make sure you’re making it right way and benefiting from all its resources , if you’re already a lemon water enthusiast like me .
Take the plunge!
source : familylifegoals.com