According to My Fitness Pal” Many wellness advocates swear by starting the day with a glass of lemon water. But does it really detoxify or have any other major benefit beyond hydration? Let’s explore the lore of lemon water to decide if you should sip it or skip it”.
MyFitnessPal (MFP) helps you keep track of your daily food and beverage intake, calculating all your nutrients, calories, and vitamins for you. … These devices can track your steps, calories burned, active time, and more. Beyond all that, My Fitness Pal offers a Facebook-like community section. Recently they have confused their readers, whether to drink lemon water or not. They are agreeing that it is good and healthy to drink it right after you wake up, but all it does is not more then hydration…..
I have been drinking lemon water since last year and I have noticed that not only it keeps me hydrated but also helps me loose weight. Helps me look healthy and keeps my face fair and glowing.
HELPS LOSE WEIGHT:
The combination of water and lemon have a synergistic effect on weight control. Drinking water can create the feeling of fullness and take the mind off mindlessly munching on unneeded calories. The addition of lemon adds a slightly tart, refreshing, palate-cleansing effect akin to brushing your teeth that might prevent you from nibbling. It also causes you diarrhea which helps you flush out all the unwanted things in your belly. If you are feeling full and over eaten you can have lemon water to digest you food.
This has nothing to do with the lemon, but having a glass of water first thing in the morning is a great way to hydrate the body after a night of dehydrating sleep. Squeezing in a bit of lemon adds flavor the water without adding sugar or artificial ingredients for those who do not find plain water appealing.
Lemons have phytonutrient compounds including antioxidants and flavoring that might help boost health aspects related to helping performance. These potential benefits include: stimulating collagen production, which is vital to healthy joints and connective tissue, relieving asthma symptoms, which may otherwise limit outside training, improving cardiovascular health to boost blood flow to working muscles, increasing iron absorption which is the biggest nutritional deficiency in athletes, especially women, improving skin complexion from hours spent exposed to the elements training in sunny or polluted conditions.