Lemon And Weight Loss

Introduction And Background
Just right now, while writing this article, a friend made green tea in the kitchen and put a few drops of lemon in it. He might be doing it to give flavor to his tea but little does he know how effective lemon can be for weight loss. We all do things at times without knowing the added benefits of it. If we did know the added benefits, we might do them more often. Lemon plays a huge role in the body and is considered to be an excellent detoxifier. But that is not all that lemon is. In fact, you will be surprised to read just how effective lemon is towards weight loss. Read on further and surprise yourself.

When Life Gives You Lemons…
Make a lemonade! Do you know how important this line is? It may seem like a common phrase to you or even a metaphor, but in circles of dieting and health, it means everything. Having lemon in warm water and making a lemonade without the sugar, it so beneficial you have no idea. Here are some of the benefits you get with drinking lemon in warm water or having it in your tea:

  • Your digestion process becomes faster which means that there is little gastrointestinal distress and if you are getting the feeling of being bloated, lemon fixes that as well. There are a lot of women who kind of feel bloated and look that too. Just a normal dash of lemon here and there can make them feel a lot better and also take away the bloating, making the person look fairly normal.
  • Did you know that lemons are helpful in increasing the rate of urination? This not only means that you are getting rid of the extra water weight present in your body but you are also cleansing it with the diuretic system working more efficiently than usual.
  • Lemon juice also has the ability to freshen you up and energize you. You can also help to clear your mind. Lemon juice has also been known to fight depression and bouts of anxiety.
  • Pectin fiber is something that is present in lemons in high amounts. Now, what can you benefit from pectin fiber? The thing is, this pectin fiber can help keep your cravings and hunger at bay. So if ever you are feeling hungry and have a large appetite, drink lemon water. It will make you feel rightfully full or not in the mood to stuff yourself!

Does Lemon Really Help To Lose Weight?
All the above points are in favor of weight loss, are they not? Lemons if used wisely really do help you in losing weight. However, one thing that you should be aware of is that this does not mean you eat junk with it. Lemons can aid in weight loss but if you are not doing anything to lose weight in the first place, there is little doubt that lemons can perform some miracle. But if you are working at it, they will help immensely. There are plant chemicals present in lemons that can inhibit any further storage of fat in the body. They are called polyphenols. The metabolic rate is also enhanced and the body gets detoxifies too as the cherry on top. So why shouldn’t you use lemons in weight loss? The friend who has put lemon in his green tea is now awestruck at the benefits written here and is wondering whether he should do it all the time and not just for the taste!

How To Use Lemons For Weight Loss?
The next question would be how to exactly use lemons for weight loss, now that you believe they do make weight loss happen. This is how:

  • Put it in your green tea! Bet you did not see that one coming!
  • Get in the habit of drinking lemon water at least once or twice a day.
  • Sprinkle lemon on food that can allow the taste of lemon not to be odd in it. For instance, having it on salads won’t be bad.

Do not increase the intake of lemons too much. Remember that lemons have an acidic pH and you don’t want your body system crashing if lemons are all you have morning, day and night. Thus, be smart and sensible about it and don’t start to have them raw all the time. Take it daily but in safe and minute amounts.

When life gives you lemons, you also lose weight. This is another catch phrase that should be developed so that people become more aware of how it can act and how much they can benefit from it if they actually are thinking of losing weight. Use the lemons in your kitchen and see the faster pace of weight loss you suddenly develop!

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