HEALTH

Is lemon water really good for our health?

Drinking lemon juice with a little water has become very popular among those looking to detoxify their bodies and burn fat.

 

There is a lot of misleading information on the Internet about the benefits of drinking lemon juice with water, so the British newspaper “The Sun” collected some of the most common information about this drink, and revealed what scientists say about it.

 

 

Is lemon water good for you?

 

One thing almost all scientists agree on is that we are generally very dehydrated in today’s world, and for that reason alone, if adding lemon to water makes you more able to drink it, that’s a good thing indeed.

 

Lemon water can help stabilize your appetite, making you snack less throughout the day (due to the blood sugar-balancing fiber).

 

Lemon water may increase your energy because it is rich in vitamin C, which helps your body absorb iron.

 

Lemon water can help protect your cells by serving as an effective antioxidant and encouraging you to eat a healthy diet in general.

 

The drink helps in enhancing the youthfulness of the skin by giving it a boost of vitamin C, which is known to slow down the aging process, but without forgetting a good skincare routine and sunscreen.

 

 

How much water with lemon should be drunk every day?

 

How much you should drink depends entirely on your hydration goals.

 

However, the researchers did track a few pointers to help figure out the ideal amount for your lifestyle.

 

For women, it is recommended to get 75 mg of vitamin C each day, while for men, it is recommended to take 90 mg. This can change based on your weight, so if you are in doubt about the amounts needed always discuss medical changes in your routine with your doctor.

 

The experts at MedicineNet recommend: “Fill a 1-liter bottle with room temperature water, add about 4 slices of lemon, and drink it throughout the day for better hydration results.”

 

Why is lemon water better than other citrus water?

 

According to MedicalNewsToday, the nutritional facts for one 48g lemon are:

 

10.6 calories

 

 

18.6 milligrams of vitamin C, or 21% of the recommended daily value

 

9.6 mcg of folic acid, or 2% of the recommended daily value

 

49.4 mg of potassium, or 1% of the recommended daily value

 

0.01 mg of vitamin B-1 or 1% of the recommended daily value

 

0.01 mg of Vitamin B-2 or 1% of the Daily Value

 

0.06 mg of Vitamin B-5 or 1% of the Daily Value

 

And the site states that: “For comparison, replacing the lemon with the juice of half an orange (weighing 43 g) will provide nearly double the calories, about three times the sugar, and 24% of the daily value of vitamin C.”

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