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Get used to drinking warm water with lemon juice, this is the benefit for body health

KONTAN.CO.ID – Jakarta. Drinking warm water with lemon juice provides many health benefits. Especially if you drink warm water with lemon juice in the morning.

Recent research has found that drinking warm water with lemon juice can help cleanse the digestive system. In addition, drinking warm water with lemon juice also accelerates metabolism and gives the body an additional dose of vitamin C which can boost immunity.

In one lemon, there are 30.7 milligrams of vitamin C. That amount meets nearly half the daily requirement of vitamin C. Every day, women need 75 milligrams of vitamin C and men need 90 milligrams.

However, don’t cook or boil the lemon juice. Because it can actually reduce levels of the amount of vitamin C and other nutrients.

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Drinking water that is too hot can also lead to an increased risk of esophageal cancer. The best recommended way is to drink lemon juice mixed with hot / lukewarm water. Here are 10 health benefits of drinking warm water, with or without lemon.

1. Drinking warm water with lemon juice can strengthen digestion

Experts recommend drinking warm water in the morning to help prepare or clean the intestines. In addition, drinking warm water helps stop bloating and get rid of excess water weight.

Hot water also increases your core body temperature. “It causes the body to expend energy to bring its temperature back to normal. This energy expenditure increases metabolism,” says medical author in biology, Dr. Naveed Saleh, MD, MS.

2. Drinking warm water with lemon juice can help the digestive system

Drinking warm water on an empty stomach can dilate the blood vessels in the intestines. According to Saleh, it makes a person feel fuller. Consumption of warm water before bed can also increase satiety and prevent the desire to snack in the middle of the night.

3. Drinking warm water with lemon juice can improve circulation and relieve muscle pain

Drinking warm water circulates blood through the arteries and veins because it is a vasodilator, which means it opens blood vessels. The blood flow increases and blood pressure decreases, helping the muscles relax.

4. Drinking warm water with lemon juice is healthy for teeth

Warm water is healthier for teeth. Because cold water can release protective materials for teeth. But it needs to be careful, drinking hot water with lemon juice can erode tooth enamel which is triggered by its acidic nature. The way to work around this is to drink with a straw.

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5. Drinking warm water with lemon juice can increase hydration

Water is the main source of hydration for the body, especially after a sweaty exercise. Add lemon wedges to water for added flavor. This method can trigger the desire to drink more.

6. Drinking warm water with lemon juice can calm the central nervous system and burn energy

When a person drinks water, there is a signal in the nervous system to burn energy. This actually calms the nervous system because it is part of the fight or flight response when we feel stressed.

7. Drinking warm water with lemon juice can clean the skin

The warm water with lemon helps moisturize the skin. The vitamin C content in lemons naturally increases collagen.

8. Drinking warm water with lemon juice can boost the immune system

Lemons and all oranges contain high amounts of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that reduces inflammation and improves immune function.

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9. Drinking warm water with lemon juice can help you lose weight

Drinking hot water with lemon can make a person eat fewer calories. Of course this helps you lose weight. Adequate water consumption makes your stomach feel fuller so it’s easy to limit your daily calorie intake.

In addition, warm water increases body temperature which increases the metabolic rate and burns more calories.

10. Drinking warm water with lemon juice can help relieve constipation

In a study by the National Library of Medicine, it was found that the citrus acid in lemons stimulates the work of the large intestine. A different study by Michael F. Picco, MD found that warm water helps break down food so that the body can absorb nutrients and soften stools. Thus warm water helps the colon work to help prevent constipation.

This article has been published on Kompas.com with the title “10 Benefits of Drinking Warm Water in the Morning”,

Author: Maria Adeline Tiara Putri
Editor: Lusia Kus Anna