Drinking water has been there for quite some time. There have been known health benefits, and some that still remain in obscurity.
Indian Dr Parthi Nandi tells us some of the benefits of drinking lemon water.
Lemons are high in vitamin C. Squeezing the juice from half a lemon will give you roughly 25% of the recommended daily intake.
We need vitamin C as it’s essential for the development and repair of all body tissues.
Lemons also contain flavonoids which have antioxidant properties. These substances may help protect your cells from damage and disease.
Lemon water can also help with painful kidney stones because lemons contain high amounts of citrate that can prevent new stones from forming. And drinking lemon water tops up your fluid intake, which helps to prevent another common cause of kidney stones – dehydration.
One of the popular myths regarding lemon water has to do with weight loss. Lemons have a type of fiber called pectin. But it’s a small amount, roughly 2 grams of fiber per lemon. Drinking lemon water can lead to weight loss but not because of the fiber – it’s because the water will fill you up and curb your appetite.