New Delhi, January 8-Lemon water, which is made from mixing water and fresh lemon juice is known for doing wonders to health and getting rid of fatigue and lethargy after a hard day’s work but it also has various other health benefits which includes improving digestion, bettering our focus and supplying us with energy to keep moving on.
If the mentioned benefits dies not interest you, this will- a glass of lemon water may also help you promote weight loss!
So, since you’re now all ears and prepared to know how the magic of lemon water works. Here we go:
Lemon Water Can Reduce Your Calorie Count
Lemon water is generally a very low-calorie beverage. Each glass of lemon water will contain just six calories if a half a lemon is squeezed.
So next time onwards, you can ignore those higher-calorie beverages like orange juice and soda and just grab a glass of lemon water to cut those calories.
Lemon Water Keeps You Hydrated
Like water, even lemon water helps the body in staying us hydrated as maintaining adequate hydration is essential for regulating body temperature to improving physical performance. Many evidences also suggest that staying hydrated can aid in weight loss.
Lemon water also helps us reduce water retention, which can cause symptoms like bloating, puffiness and weight gain.
Drinking Lemon Water May Boost Metabolism
Did you know that drinking enough lemon water can potentially help increase your metabolism?
When the body is in a healthy state of hydration, the function of mitochondria, which is found in cells and helps generate energy for the body, is enhanced, leading to an increase in metabolism, which may lead to subsequent weight loss.
Drinking lemon water may also increase metabolism by inducing thermogenesis, a metabolic process in which calories are burned to produce heat.
It Could Increase Weight Loss
Now, combining all the above mentioned benefits like enhanced metabolism, satiety and hydration, we can conclude that lemon water is a promising agent of weight loss.
According to one study 48 adults were divided into water drinks group and non-water drinks or high-calorie beverages group. After 12 weeks, it was found that participants in the water group had lost 44% more weight than participants in the non-water group.
Speaking to Healthwire, Dr. Priyanka Rohatgi, Chief Nutritionist, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore said “Having Lemon Water is a refereshing way to hydrate, boost energy , freshen breath, curb cravings, reduce inflammation along with additional nutrients of vit c, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. It helps to cut out caffeine and protect against viral infections.
It help in weight loss by boosting energy levels.”