A glass of water with lemon at the beginning of the day can help keep the doctor away. Why do I say that? According to Hippocrates, “all diseases begin in the intestines,” and modern research has also concluded that an unhealthy intestinal environment affects the immune system and leads to a host of diseases.
Drinking lemon water, rich in vitamin C (especially in the morning), helps the intestines by stimulating the production of hydrochloric acid, an essential ingredient our stomach needs to digest and excrete waste products. Lemon is known to neutralize free radicals in our body and greatly helps to balance the pH of our body . And there are other benefits that I would also like to share with you.
Until a few years ago I started my day with a cup of coffee to “wake up”. It was a habit that lasted about 7 years until this year I replaced coffee with juice. I must admit that I still drink coffee, but only occasionally when I’m with friends, but the amount I used to drink is far from enough.
Why drink lemon water?
In general, this little yellow fruit is very nutritious. It is rich in antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals in oxidizing cells, and it stimulates our digestive system to eliminate toxins from the body.
In my opinion, the biggest advantage is the very low sugar content. According to the paleo diet, it contains only 0.2 grams of fructose and 0.2 grams of glucose per 100 grams, making it a fruit suitable for almost anyone looking for a small number of nutrients every morning.
These are the nutrients you get with 100 grams of lemon juice:
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