Remarkably, Lemonade Water is full of hidden benefits to your general health. In general, lemon is an acid fruit that is botanically a many-seeded pale yellow oblong berry.
Not to mention, produced by a small thorny citrus tree (Citrus limon) and that has a rind from which an aromatic oil is extracted.
Also, lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within bringing a glow to your face.
So, there are no doubt lemons are delicious, but does adding them to water make you healthier?
In addition, much of the evidence supporting lemon water and its health benefits are anecdotal.
But, little scientific research has been done specifically on lemon water, though, research exists on the benefits of lemon and water separately.
What is Lemon Water?
Lemon water is simply the juice of a lemon mixed with water.
It can be served hot or cold and is generally not sweetened, it all depends on your own personal preferences.
Special Tip: Lemon water is perfect to take with you and sip all day as a delicious, healthy, weight loss treat.
To make it easier to take on the go, I recommend a portable Fruit Infused Water Bottle. They’re worth the $10-20 investment in your health!
Studies conducted at the American Urological Association highlight the fact that lemonade or lemon juice can eliminate the occurrence of kidney stones.
By forming urinary citrate, which prevents the formation of crystals.
Lemonade Water General Understanding
As a rich source of vitamin C, lemonade juice protects the body from Immune system deficiencies.
Drinking lemonade juice with warm water every morning helps in maintaining the pH balance of the body.
Along with vitamin C, lemons are also a rich source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, etc.
Additionally, another major health benefit of drinking warm lemon water is that it paves the way for losing weight faster. Thus acting as a great weight loss remedy.
Equally, warm lemon water serves as the perfect ‘good morning drink’, as it aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating waste products from the body easier.
What makes Lemonade Water so Beneficial?
Before considering the main benefits of consuming lemon water in our dietary plans, it is important to consider the key compounds.
The health benefits of lemon are due to its many nourishing elements and immune boost elements. Such as;
- vitamin C, B6, A or E,
- pantothenic acid,
- and protein.
Notably, it is a fruit that contains flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties.
Additionally, it helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, indigestion, as well as improves the skin, hair, and teeth.
Lemonade Water Homemade Recipes
It’s not difficult at all to make basic lemon water, you just need two ingredients: lemon and water.
Simply add the juice of one fresh lemon to warm or cold water.
You want freshly squeezed lemons for maximum results, don’t get those little squeeze bottles from the store.
For one thing, they have no nutritional value and most of them contain harmful preservatives and chemicals.
For time-saving methods simply squeeze lemons and freeze the juices in an ice cube tray, then you can pop a cube in a glass or mug of water for a fast boost of vitamin C.
If lemon juice is too strong for you, make a more mild version, cut the lemon into thin slices and drop them in your water.
Afternoon & Evening Lemonade Recipes
Especially, for a tasty all-day treat that can help suppress your appetite and keep you hydrated while boosting your metabolism.
In the evening, a warm glass of Warm Lemon Water with Honey will help you feel calm and relaxed, and before bed makes a really great nightly treat.
The vitamin C in will help tone up your skin while you sleep, add a glass to your nightly beauty routine.
There are many ways to serve Lemonade Water. Such as,
- Cucumber Lemon Water
- Warm Lemon Water with Honey
- Hot Lemon Water with Mint
- Lemon Cucumber Mint Water
- The Lemon Cayenne Water
- Lemon Mint Water
- A Lemon Ginger Water
After Effects of Lemonade Water Intake
Notably, lemonade water is generally safe to drink, but there are a few potential side effects to be aware of.
For one thing, lemon contains citric acid, which may erode tooth enamel. To limit the risk, drink lemonade water through a straw, and rinse your mouth with plain water afterward.
When it comes to heartburn, lemon water can go either way. The citric acid may cause heartburn in some people.
Others experience relief from heartburn, as lemon juice becomes alkaline, reducing acidity in the digestion. But, only experimenting can tell its effect on you.
Some people report more frequent trips to the bathroom when drinking lemon water.
Although vitamin C is often believed to be a diuretic, something that increases the amount of urine you produce, the evidence doesn’t show that vitamin C from natural sources like lemons has diuretic effects.
If you experience the need for extra bathroom breaks while drinking lemonade water, it’s more than likely caused by increased water intake.
Just be sure to include it as part of a healthy diet and to not use it as a meal replacement.
Drinking it every day is a habit you’ll enjoy and will reap the health benefits of lemon water for a long time to come.