Wednesday, 21 December 2016

10 Magic Things That Happen When We Drink Warm Lemon Water Every Morning


I love lemon water, it is an amazing drink that is so very refreshing especially if had along with honey. It is also an amazing remedy for indigestion and nausea and I often make it at home. When I make lemon water at home, I like to add fresh ginger to it, adding ginger not only gives it a nice taste but has wonderful health benefits as well. Here are some of the health benefits of drinking lemon water: 1. Lemon Water For Digestion: I can confidently say that this lemon water is a very very good remedy for indigestion. I have used it plenty of times as a remedy for indigestion and it always works. 2. Lemon Water is Hydrating: Starting a day by drinking water is one advise that I have been hearing from my young age and adding lemon to it only increases the benefits. Drinking water first thing in the morning hydrates our body after 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Drinking plain water in the morning can be difficult for some people, for them adding a bit of lemon and ginger can make it easier to drink. 3. Lemon Water For Liver Detox: Drinking plenty of water in any form helps flush out the toxins from the body and helps liver function at it's best. 4. Lemon Water Improves Immunity: Our body uses antioxidants rich vitamins to boost immunity and vitamin C tops that list. Since lemons are rich in vitamin C, drinking lemon water helps improve immunity 5. Reduces Inflammation: Lemon juice has wonderful anti inflammatory properties and drinking lemon water can prevent and treat inflammations really really well. 6. Helps Ward Off Cold: Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, it help increases immunity which in turn prevents common illness like cold and flu. 7. Freshens Our Breath: Lemon juice freshens our breath really well. Especially if you are suffering from bad breath, drinking lemon water can help. Since lemon water freshens our breath, it also greatly helps with nausea. 8. Lemon Water For Weight Loss: Drinking adequate amounts of water and keeping our body hydrated can greatly aids in weight loss and lemon water does just that. But it is not a miracle drink that will aid drastic weight loss. For permanent weight loss, it has to be accompanied with regular exercise and calorie controlled healthy diet. Sweetened lemon water has around 40 calories for every 100 ml and can be included in a diet plan. 9. Lemon Water For Healthy Skin and Hair: Any food that keeps the digestion in peak health, is rich in vitamin C, helps remove toxins and keeps the body hydrated will also keep our hair and skin in peak health and lemon water does just that. 10. Lemon Water Improves Our Mood: Any citrus scent will uplift our mood and energize us. Since I suffer from travel sickness, I prefer to carry a fresh lemon with me and whenever I smell it, I feel energized. Drinking lemon water also does the same thing. Lemon Water Side Effects: Though I love lemon water and was having it for a few days regularly in the morning in empty stomach, I started having slight stomach irritation as lemon is highly acidic. If you find yourself getting stomach irritation, drink lemon water in between meals like I do. Also drinking of too much acidic drinks like lemon water can erode the enamel of our teeth so have it in moderation.....

 

HOW TO MAKE LEMON WATER AT HOME: LEMON WATER RECIPE


METHOD:

1. Wash and grate a small piece of fresh ginger root after peeling off the skin.


2. Wash and then a cut a fresh lemon into thin slices.


3. Take the grated ginger and cut lemon in a bowl, add hot water to it. Mix well with a spoon and let the water infuse.


4. Strain and add honey to taste. Also add a tiny pinch of salt, it will enhance the taste. Your lemon water is ready!


NOTES:

  • You can have this lemon water either hot or cold. I like it cold during hot summer months.
  • You can make a big batch and store in the refrigerator. 
  • Here in India, the lemon we get normally is more sharp and acidic, so if you are finding it difficult to drink in the empty stomach, drink only in between meals....



2 comments:

  1. Hi Ramya, I am already trying out your horsegram and garlic drink in morning on empty stomach and can see that it helps in fat burning! I am thinking of alternating lemon and horsegram drink.
    So in winters, do I need to make it fresh everyday if I want to drink it hot or do I make and store in refrigerator and heat in on stove before drinking?
    And I am wondering why you did not squeeze the lemons?

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  2. Hi Ramya! I am curious to know the name of your village. I live in Singapore. I would love to visit your place during my next trip.

    I have a request for you. Can you suggest remedies to turn grey hair to black hair? If there is no permanent remedy, can you suggest a natural, long - lasting hair dye without henna as an ingredient. Henna only makes my hair orange colour and dry.

    Cheers!
    Sundari

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Thank you for taking your time to comment, it means a lot to me. Your comments and feedback's are my main motivation. Since I want to reply personally to each and every comment, it takes some time for me to reply. Please forgive me if I take some time to answer your questions - Ramya