Almost everyone has taken up the habit of drinking a glass of hot water with lemon, so why not try it yourself. Not only will this drink rid your body from the toxins accumulated in it every single day,it will improve the function of your digestive system as well.
The famous nutrition author and media personality, Keri Glassman has also taken up this habit. “A single glass of hot lemon water before breakfast can not only help you stay hydrated, but may also improve digestion and regulate an overactive appetite.” – She told ABC News Radio. Furthermore, the founder of Food Coach NY, nutritionist Dana James has pointed out the amazing natural cleansing properties that lemon water has and its ability to increase detoxification due to the lemon’s bitterness, “which activates the bile flow, which helps emulsify and remove fat soluble toxins.” So, there you go, these are reasons enough to start drinking lemon water.
But, there is one thing you should keep in mind when preparing your glass of lemon water, which everyone usually overlooks, – add some lemon zest! Lemon zest will provide you with maximum health benefits because “the lemon skin contains the flavonoid limonin, and that’s where the detox properties come from,” – explains James. So, the next time you prepare your glass of hot lemon water, try adding at least half a teaspoon of lemon zest in it and thus you’ll make use of all the benefits that this drink offers.
Source: Healthy Living Style