I was first introduced to drinking lemon water by a herbalist who is also an experienced yoga practitioner. After drinking lemon water regularly for a few weeks, I was completely convinced of the health benefits of lemon water so I decided to do some research and write about this amazingly simple but beneficial drink. First, some background on lemons. Lemons are packed with numerous health benefiting nutrients. The fruit is low in calories, carrying just 29 calories per 100 grams, easily the lowest in the entire citrus family. Lemons also contain zero saturated fats or cholesterol and are a good source of dietary fiber.
1. Immune system booster
Lemons are a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps increase the production of white blood cells, key to fighting infections. Because your body doesn’t produce or store it, daily intake of vitamin C is essential for continued health.
2. Aids in weight loss
As lemons have very low calories, it hydrates your body without adding much burden to your body. If you replace whatever you drink (except water) with lemon water, you will undoubtedly have fewer calories. This absence of calories you would otherwise take in from other kinds of drinks will go a long way to help you lose weight.