Many of us start the day thinking how to make healthier choices in diet quickly and easily. Swap morning coffee for a green smoothie? Or maybe add some superfood ingredients in your oatmeal? Well, the answer can be surprisingly simple – have a glass of water with lemon. Just give it a try! There are many opinions about this yellow sour fruit, but all agree that lemon is healthy. Going back in history: European sailors suffering from scurvy already knew the amazing benefits of lemons. There was not a slightest idea of vitamins back then, but lemon juice mixed with rum helped many sailors survive on long journeys.
Nowadays, when it is so easy to get your vitamins in a jar, not many people bother to think how to get them naturally. Vitamin C is, for one, easily found in many citrus fruit, including lemon. Even though lemon itself can be too sour to enjoy as it is, and water may seem boring – together, these two complete each other. Apart from giving you a fresh taste, even a little amount of lemon in water can make a big difference in your health in long term. Besides the taste, the water gets enriched with minerals and vitamins that help your body to get rid of the toxins and among other things ease heartburn. Water with lemon also makes your bones and immune system stronger so if you feel that you get sick easily, this combination is something you should try.
If you’re thinking about losing some weight – lemon and even better, water with lemon is a perfect solution for you. Hydration itself is especially important in weight loss, but when lemon is added to the water you drink, it further helps metabolic waste exit your body naturally. Studies have also shown that lemon takes away cravings for food. So, drink water with lemon about half an hour before eating, and you will less likely eat more than you actually need.
When lemon is discussed citric acid inevitably is mentioned too. It probably is the biggest issue with lemon as it may cause problems with teeth. Luckily, there are a few easy tricks you can do to avoid damaging your dental enamel. You should definitely not brush your teeth straight after drinking something containing citric acid. If you don’t want to risk at all, try drinking with straw. To neutralize acid, you can also eat some potassium rich food! Now enjoying gourmet cheese is officially permitted…