Saturday, January 11, 2014

Healthy Living : Lemon Water

Another thing to know about me is that I am starting to take actions towards living healthy. Let's face the truth, most women, if not all, tend to care mostly about their figures (how we look in a bandage dress, or in a bikini). I, myself, am included in that group. I have tried several diets in order to get that figure I really desire (I am still working towards that goal), but as I read about articles on the ways to achieve it, I've learned that I need to do more than the diet to achieve it. I need to be more active, eat healthier and a lifestyle change. Sounds boring isn't it? But I tell you, once you're into it, it becomes your habit; it becomes your new normal; thus it becomes enjoyable to you. Well, you can get that body you've always wanted and you'll be healthier than you were before (probably the best part of it all!).

So right now, here's one of the few changes that I can say everybody can do (or drink): Lemon Water. I guess there is no need to explain what it is but there is a need to list down its benefits. And after you read this, I hope you'd try it.

  • Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies.
  • Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial.
  • It balances maintain the pH levels in the body.
  • Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins.
  • It has a synergizing effect on the body as it helps soothe the digestive system.
  • It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile.
  • It conditions and clenches the liver.
  • It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
  • It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases.
  • It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid.
  • It helps cure the common cold.
  • The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells.
  • It liquefies the bile and also helps regulate the excess flow of bile.
  • It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute.
  • It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver.
  • It can help relieve the problem of indigestion and excess gas.
  • In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief.
  • In case of pregnant and lactating women, lemon juice will help build strong bones in a child, due to its calcium content.
  • It helps dissolve gall bladder stones and other calcium build ups that are dangerous to the body.
  • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne.
  • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems.
  • It aids in the reduction of phlegm (mucus) produced by the body.
  • It has an alkalizing effect on the body.
  • It helps control the speeding of unhealthy bacteria in the gut.
  • Aids in the production of digestive juices.
  • It helps purify the blood.
  • Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session.
  • It can treat a sore throat. Gargle with warm lemon water to help ease a sore throat.

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