These citrus fruits have many beneficial properties for health that have been recognized for centuries. The two main ones are on the one hand their powerful anti-bacterial and antiviral action, and on the other hand their effectiveness to stimulate the immune system; it is also used in diets because lemon juice is also digestive and is a good detox for the liver. Lemon water alleviates this disadvantage, but it is necessary to know how to prepare it properly …
We explain to you:
It is rich in vitamin C, known for its energizing effect and its ability to promote the absorption of iron by the body and strengthen the immune system. In addition, the lemon juice it contains offers a significant amount of minerals necessary for the proper functioning of your organs such as potassium, magnesium and zinc.
But by preparing it, many people make a mistake that makes them lose a lot of its properties.
The mistake to avoid when preparing lemon water
To prepare lemon water, many people are used to adding lemon juice to water. However, by doing so, they miss a very rich element in vitamins and benefits: lemon zest.
The second mistake is not to rinse your mouth after drinking lemon water.
The 3rd mistake is to drink it every day. Lemon water should be consumed in moderation during a cure.
The benefits of lemon zest
Thanks to its high content of vitamin C (5 to 10 times more than juice), citric acid, lemongrass, pectin and antioxidants, lemon peel helps strengthen your immune system and detoxify your body by effectively eliminating toxins and free radicals. It is also very beneficial to improve digestion, reduce bloating and boost fat burning metabolism.
In addition, its richness in flavonoids and limonene allows it to fight against the development of several types of cancer and promotes the spontaneous death (apoptosis) of cancer cells.
How to prepare lemon water properly?
To get the most out of lemon water, here are the steps to prepare it:
Take some fresh organic lemons, and slice them.
Squeeze some to extract the juice, then grated their zest.
In a container filled with hot or cold water – depending on your choice, add the juice and lemon zest and mix. Your lemon water is ready. It is recommended to drink it immediately after preparation, preferably in the morning on an empty stomach.
Make a cure of one month, to renew 2 to 3 times a year.
Some benefits of lemon water:
- Reduce acidity in the stomach and improve digestion
- Slow food absorption and prevent peak blood sugar levels
- Fight against the phenomenon of water retention
- Give the body a sustainable energy contribution
- Detoxify the liver and promote the elimination of waste
- Fight early aging and promote cell regeneration
- Activate the metabolism of fat burning and contribute to weight loss
This citrus fruit is not recommended for people with heartburn, stomach ulcers, kidney and biliary disorders and citrus allergic patients. it is recommended not to brush your teeth, just after consuming lemon juice, to avoid damaging the tooth enamel.
Excessive consumption of lemon can cause demineralization, bone decalcification and even gastric ulcers.
Lemon is able to be acidic outside our body and become alkaline once metabolized inside.
However, despite this explanation, people who drink lemon juice (especially when it comes to large amounts, as is the case during a cure), can have very different feelings. Some persist in saying that for them, the lemon is acidifying, while others do not have this sensation. Why ?
It is the morphology of each individual that naturopaths take into consideration to determine the specific possibilities of each to metabolize lemon juice. They conclude that “blood” type subjects are those who can better enjoy lemon juice. We recognize them because they are physically rather robust, their complexion is red, their jovial character, they do not fear the cold, they like the good flesh and they have a good fork. It is a typology that is similar to the “carbonic” type described in homeopathy.
On the other hand, people of the “neuroarthritic” type, who are already chilly, a little skinny, with very thin wrists and ankles, who do not eat very much and who have a sometimes nervous temperament, will have a lot more trouble correctly metabolize the acidity contained in the juice of this fruit.
The first group of people (the blood) will be able to successfully follow a course of lemon juice and will benefit a lot, while the second (the neuroarthritis) will have an interest in refraining from it and seek a cure or cure more appropriate.