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Lemon is a good source of vitamin C. It repairs damaged skin cells and prevents wrinkles. (Shutterstock/-)
Look at yourself in a mirror. Do you find wrinkles, dry skin, blackheads, acne and large skin pores? Then ask yourself, “What is the first thing I drink when I wake up in the morning?”
Some people prefer a glass of hot tea, coffee, or just a glass of water. However, here is a habit that is worth practicing every day.
Go grab a glass and pour warm water and squeeze a half cut lemon into it. Did you know that the benefits of lemon even double when it consumed with warm water? Drink a glass of lemon water every morning and rejuvenate yourself.
Yes, lemon water is good for your health. It is especially beneficial for your skin by giving you healthy, glowing skin. Unbelievably, natural ways are always the best: it is easy, not expensive and prevents skin from aging.
Scientific research has verified the incredible benefits of drinking lemon. Drinking lemon water every day in the morning right after waking up helps to combat pimples and acne. It is highly recommended by doctors and cosmetologist. No wonder lemon is a common ingredient of cosmetics. The natural antiseptic and high levels of vitamin C inside lemon work best on the body to prevent skin from infection and cure any skin problems. When your skin gets burned, you might need to dab a little honey and lemon onto the burned area.
Lemon is a good source of vitamin C. It repairs damaged skin cells and prevents wrinkles. Collagen is responsible for the elasticity of skin. When you hit the age 40, your skin elasticity begins to stop permanently. If you are teenagers, you better take care of your skin and consider starting the good habit of drinking lemon water in the morning.
Lemon also holds an antioxidant that is a very effective anti-skin aging agent. Antioxidants combat damaging free radicals and remove it completely from your body. However, watch your meals and lifestyle to balance them with the benefits of lemon.
Besides making your skin feel 10 years younger, lemon also is beneficial for digestion, hair care, prevention of diabetes, fever, high blood pressure and many other health problems.
The high vitamin C levels in lemons also boosts your immune system, helping you fight off any viruses and bacteria and block yourself from any possible illness. The alkaline and high amount of potassium help to energize your body and protect it from any physical ailments.
Drinking lemon water in the morning when your stomach is still empty pushes all the toxins out of your body. Lemon increases the frequency of urination, which is highly important to eliminate toxins. It prevents stomachache, cramps and softens the digestive process.
If you want to lose some weight, drinking lemon water is the easiest way to achieve your goal. The citric acid in lemon slows down the absorption of carbohydrates, which fat destroys by a blood sugar spike. Using lemon water as a part of dieting is very common nowadays and it works. Do note that it is always better to use warm water than cold water.
In addition, lemon water helps your hair grow stronger and healthy. The antioxidant helps prevent dandruff, hair loss and gives your hair a shiny look.
Lemon undeniably has amazing natural benefits for your body, from your hair to your toes. So drink a glass of lemon water daily and notice the incredible changes. (kes)
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.