Drinking a glass of water mixed with freshly squeezed lemon juice provides a number of benefits for the body as well as the mind.
When preparing your lemon water, avoid store bough lemon juice/concentrate as it has no nutritional value or health benefits and most contain harmful preservatives and chemicals.
You can also try some of our variations of lemon water, by adding other ingredients to keep your taste buds excited.
Lemon Water Recipes
There are many ways to prepare lemon infused water.The most popular and simplest way is to just add the juice of half a lemon to one cup of water.
Instructions: Fill your glass with warm filtered water, squeeze in your fresh lemon juice, stir and drink.
But when you’re looking for more interesting flavours, here are some suggestions of variations you can try.
Cucumber Lemon Water
The taste of cucumbers and lemon are perfect together, and the health benefits are outstanding with the addition of the cucumbers. Cucumber is packed with potassium, making it a natural way lower blood pressure. It helps reduce bloat and puffiness, paired with the skin firming, metabolism boosting lemon water, this zero-calorie drink will make you feel and look great in no time. Cucumber is a low-calorie food. is loaded with dietary fibre and keeps the body alkaline. It also acts as a diuretic, thus flushing out more toxins and promoting digestion.
Warm Lemon Water with Honey for Colds and Flu
This recipe is a fantastic flu and cold treatment.Make sure the water is still hot enough to melt the lemon honey, but under 60C so it doesn’t alter the chemical structure and nutrient density of the honey.
Juice of ½ Lemon
Lemon Water with Mint for Digestion
Vitamin C, found in lemon speeds up the metabolic process, while mint in known for its digestive properties. The flavour of the mint activates the salivary glands, which results in the production of more digestive enzymes, facilitating digestion. Good digestion, in turn, controls weight gain . Just like the warm lemon water, this soothing hot lemon water with mint recipe is the perfect drink when you’re feeling under the weather.
Lemon Cucumber Mint Water is great on a hot summer day. Not only is it really tasty, but the healthy benefits of the lemons, mint, and cucumber combine to make a nutritious powerhouse. Just like the cucumber, mint naturally helps reduce bloat and puffiness. They both also help to naturally cool you down.
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Recommended also for weigh loss.
Lemon, Maple Syrup, Cayenne Water for Improved Metabolism
Lemon Water with Cayenne Pepper is a recipe which has been on the weight loss scene for a number of years, starting in 1940 by Stanley Burroughs. His 1976 book, “The Master Cleanser,” promoted the recipe as part of his weight loss plan and as a natural cure for many ailments. Cayenne pepper is known to increase metabolism, stimulates the circulatory system, aid digestion, help regulate blood sugar, and more.
Lemon and Ginger Detox Water for Detox
A great detox drink as both lemon and ginger are metabolism boosting and detoxifying. Ginger has many properties that aid in weight loss as well. It has thermogenic effects, which speed up the metabolic rate, thus promoting weight loss. Lemon on the other hand with high Vitamin C content, flushes out the toxins from the body, increases the metabolic rate and decreases the swelling in the abdominal area.
Lemon, Watermelon, Ginger and Mint Water for Flat Tummy
This lemon water will flush out the toxins and keep you hydrated. Drinking it will make you feel full, and therefore curb your appetite.
Watermelon contains an organic compound, known as citrulline. It is an amino acid that cleanses the liver and kidneys of ammonia. Watermelon not only reduces belly fat, but also helps in the overall weight loss. It is a low calorie and low-fat food, so when you eat it, you feel full without adding any calorie. Apart from that it is also one of the best natural diuretics that help to check and flush out the unnecessary water that is retained in the body. Thus, watermelon helps in weight reduction that is caused due to unnecessary water retention in the body. Lemon contains pectin fibre, which suppresses the hunger pangs. Lemon also has alkalizing properties, which assist with weight loss. Both mint and ginger help control food cravings and make you feel full. Additionally, mint promotes digestion.
Strawberry, Cinnamon, Apple, Mint and Lemon Detox Water for Weight Loss
Strawberries contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory enzymes, which speed the metabolism. In turn, an increased metabolic rate burns fat instead of storing it, thus promoting weigh loss. Like lemon, strawberries, also contains a lot of Vitamin C and are loaded with fibre that assist digestion. Cinnamon controls the insulin activity and decreases blood sugar levels, which automatically helps you to shed those extra kilos. It controls the extra fat build up in your body. Cinnamon also speeds up the metabolic rate. According to researches, cinnamon helps lower the LDL (bad cholesterol) content in the body. Cinnamon decreases abdominal fat deposits. Apple contains compounds, such as fibre and polyphenols that facilitate the growth of good bacteria in the gut.
Aloe Vera increases the metabolic rate of the body, which consumes more energy, thus helps to lose weight. It also regulates the blood sugar level, one of the main causes of weight gain.
Aloe Vera gel
Benefits of Detox Lemon Water Apart From Weight Loss
Apart from flushing out of the toxin from the body and helping you to lose weight, the infused lemon waters also provide a lot of many other benefits to the body, skin and the overall health of the person.
Loaded with many substances, such as citric acid, calcium, bioflavonoids, pectin, magnesium, Vitamin C and limonene, taking lemon infused water daily will improve the immunity power of the body to fight infection.
The digestive property of the lemon treats various digestion related problem, such as heartburn, belching and bloating.
The Vitamin C content in the lemon water promotes wound healing.
It adds a touch of freshness to the drink.
It makes your skin healthy as it flushes out the harmful toxins from the body.
Its regular consumption will not only make you shapely, but also make your skin glow, make your life healthy and free of diseases.
Drinking it every day is a habit you’ll enjoy and will reap the health benefits of lemon water for a long time to come.
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