FoodSqueeze more into your day: The surprising benefits of adding lemon to your diet

Squeeze more into your day: The surprising benefits of adding lemon to your diet

Lemon juice - Delicacies
Lemon juice - Delicacies
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4:14 PM EST, January 11, 2024

Lemons often find their way into tea, but including them more frequently in our diet is beneficial. Adding a few slices to a water pitcher can increase our fluid intake, ensuring proper hydration. Lemon juice offers fantastic health benefits, especially during flu season.

The advantages of lemon juice

Drinking pure lemon juice may seem unappealing, but diluting it with water can create a refreshing and tasty drink. Skeptics can add a teaspoon of high-quality honey for an added health boost. Lemons boast several health benefits.

Lemon juice contains citric acid, which is known for preventing the formation of insoluble kidney stones. Therefore, drinking lemon water is recommended for those seeking a healthy lifestyle and those grappling with kidney concerns.

Improving digestion, immunity and overall health

Lemons possess an alkalizing effect, helping maintain the acid-base balance in the body. Achieving this equilibrium is vital for well-being and protecting the body against diseases.

Lemon Juice - Delicacies
Lemon Juice - Delicacies© Canva | antaom

While it's often overstated that juice has detoxifying effects (given our liver naturally helps rid our body of toxins), lemon juice has diuretic properties and aids in combatting constipation. This promotes the efficient removal of toxins from the body.

Preserving youthfulness with lemons

Lemon juice is a rich source of precious flavonoids, i.e., antioxidants, whose primary function is safeguarding the body from damaging free radicals, influencing the body's aging process. Flavonoids potentially aid in preventing the formation of tumors and other severe diseases, particularly those related to the circulatory system. Also, lemon juice can lower blood pressure, increase the body's insulin sensitivity, and prevent diabetes.

Lemons in a jar - Delicacies
Lemons in a jar - Delicacies© Canva | peredniankina
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