Did you know lemon is more than a fruit
The lemon is a round, vibrant fruit from the flowering plant family Rutaceae.
This bright yellow citrus fruit possesses a distinctive sour taste due to its richness in citric acid. The lemon’s unique flavor makes it a popular ingredient in drinks, desserts, and meals. Almost all parts a lemon can be used in cooking and cleaning.
Lemon water is simply the juice of lemons mixed with water.The amount of lemon juice in lemon water depends on the person’s preference. People may drink it cold or hot.
Some people also choose to add lemon rind, mint leaf, honey, turmeric, or other ingredients.
BENEFITS OF LEMON WATER
Digestive Health ; Lemon contains high amounts of dietary fiber. Fiber, especially soluble fiber, can help reduce constipation and a variety of other gastrointestinal issues and discomfort.
Weight Management; The pectin fiber found in lemons expands once it is ingested, making you feel full sooner and longer. Lemon water is often advertised as an effective tool in weight loss and weight management.
Anemia Prevention; While lemon doesn’t contain extremely high iron levels, it can help your body absorb more iron from plant-based foods in your diet. Maintaining proper iron levels helps prevent anemia, which is a lower than average number of red blood cells, often as a result of iron-deficiency.
Kidney Stone Prevention ; Lemons get their sour taste from their abundance of citric acid. Some studies show that citric acid may help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
HOW TO MAKE LEMON WATER
Lemon water is simply that; the juice and/or slices of lemon including the peel in water. Warm or cold water is up to you. You can add other ingredients and flavours such as orange or mint if desired. The lemons can be juiced (in advance if convenient) and even stored in ice cube trays for freezing. Rolling a lemon between your hands or on a work surface before juicing is said to yield more juice. Unwaxed lemons make the ideal choice if you want to use the lemon zest or add lemon slices to water. If only waxed lemons are available, gently scrub the peel before use.
Health Benefits of Lemon
Written by WebMD Editorial Contributors
Reviewed by Poonam Sachdev on September 09, 2022