A Lil weight loss secret…

 

This image shows a whole and a cut lemon.

This image shows a whole and a cut lemon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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I am so in love with lemon water right now!!!! If you replace your juices and soda (packed with calories) with lemon water (no calories), you are going to lose weight. That’s pretty obvious. Adding lemon to your water gives it a little taste…And you should be drinking water and A LOT of it every single day if you are serious about trying to lose weight.

But, on this journey I have found out that lemon water helps you to lose weight in other ways too.

1. Helps to fight hunger cravings: Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. Lemons actually curb the appetite as well as boost the body’s metabolism.

2. Aids digestion and gets rid of waste that can add weight to your body: Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Buildup of lingering waste also adds weight to your body, so if you drink lemon water regularly, it’s cleaned out of your bowels with greater frequency. The result of this is that you will lose some weight just from the removal of this lingering waste. Lemon water also helps out the digestive system by reducing the chances for diarrhea and constipation, because it promotes fluid bowel functions.

BUT WAIT!! That’s not all folks!!!!!

3. Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.

4. . Balances pH: Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

5. Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

6. Clears skin: The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.

7. Freshens breath: Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this. I admit, I’m slightly worried about it.

8. Relieves respiratory problems: Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt those pesky coughs. It’s thought to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.

It turns out, lemons are some type of magic fruit!! They “regenerate the liver, strengthen stomach acids and salivary enzymes, and help the pancreas, thyroid, and adrenal glands,as well as all other glands and organs of the body. Also the lemon water helps to strengthen the back because of the Vitamin C it contains”.

I will be carrying some around with me every where I go. Lemon water is my new little weight loss secret….except that I just told all of you. LOL!

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