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Nutritionist Explains 5 Benefits of Lemon Water

Having a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning is one of the most recognized health secrets — and

more than its purifying properties. Its benefits go beyond detoxification. Here, we talk to nutritionist Laura Parada, director of Slow Living Home, about how lemon water can improve your health.

  1. “It helps kick-start the digestive process in the morning,” says Parada, adding that it also helps Fights indigestion, heartburn and bloating. In addition, lemons are known to stimulate the production of bile and gastric juices, thus preventing gas formation.
  2. “It boosts the immune system,” says Parada, referring to the lemon juice’s high vitamin C content. In addition, it is rich in B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and enzymes.
  3. It’s good for the skin because it’s high in antioxidants that “protect against damage caused by free radicals,” says Parada. Fasting is an effective way to stimulate your metabolism. Another benefit of upgrading a glass of water by adding lemon juice? Parada says: “[It] can give it a pleasant taste and make [drinking lots of water] easier.”
    1. “[Lemon water] improves intestinal transit and moisturizes the colon,” says Parada, which is why it can help with constipation, especially on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. In addition, fiber-rich lemons are also good for gut health.

    Remember: the water must be lukewarm, not cold Not hot either

    Parada stresses that the water temperature is not too hot or cold as it is “at the same temperature as our body, it is absorbed faster, Because it doesn’t need to lower the temperature to be digested.”

    and no, lemons don’t alkalize

    Of all the benefits of this trick, alkalizing isn’t one of them, says Parada. “People often hear that lemon water can change the pH of the blood through alkalinization. However, this is false because the kidneys, liver and lungs are responsible for regulating blood acidity, keeping it in the 7.3 to 7.5 range,” she says .

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