Lemon Honey Water For Weight Loss

Lemon Honey Water For Weight Loss

Lemon honey water is definitely one of the most popular drinks when it comes to weight loss. There are many claims going about that consuming lemon and honey in the morning on a empty stomach can help you detox and burn fat. Well not claims wrt lemon honey water are correct. Let’s see what are the myths and facts about lemon honey water. 1 glass lemon water with 1/2 lemon juice has around 09 calories. With honey, a glass of lemon water is roughly around 30 calories.

Benefits of lemon water

  • Low in calories, makes the water flavourful and has loads of vitamin C
  • Lowers the risk of stroke
  • Helps maintain blood pressure
  • Helps to maintain a healthy complextion
  • Prevents asthma
  • Increases absorption of iron in the body
  • Helps boost the immune system
  • Boosts the mood’
  • Prevents kidney stones in the body
  • Provides potassium boost to the body
  • Protects against anemia

Myth

  • Drink luke warm lemon honey water empty stomach

Fact

  • It doesn’t matter whether you have it at room temperature or luke warm
  • The benefits are the same

Myth

  • Lemon water makes you full thus it supports weight loss

Fact

  • Lekon contains pectin, a fibre that mostly exists in the lemon rind and not in the juice
  • In fact, lemon peel has 5 – 10  times more benefits than lemon juice

Myth

  • It helps wake up your digestive system

Fact

  • Lemon water empty stomach may neutralise the acids in the stomach leading to digestive fire thus disrupting the digestive system

Myth

  • Lemon water detoxifies the body by balancing your pH levels

Fact

  • Lemon juice has a pH between 2 and 3 which makes it 10,000 – 1,00,000 times more acidic than water
  • Lemon juice produces alkaline byproducts which makes the urine more alkaline

Myth

  • It will boost your metabolism

Fact

  • Lemon water may mobilise fat but it won’t burn it
  • It soothens the bowels but not weight loss

Myth

  • Lemon water improves cognitive performance

Fact

  • There is no scientific evidence to support claims that lemon honey water can improve cognitive performance

Side effects of consuming lemon water empty stomach

  • It is not recommended for people with sensitive stomach
  • Because it is acidic in nature, it might lead to low Ph
  • It may lead to tooth erosion due to being acidic in nature
  • This is more applicable immediately before or after brushing your teeth
  • Lemon juice being consumed empty stomach may lead to irritation in lining of your belly which may in turn cause a bout of heartburn or acid reflux
  • If you have gastrointestinal issues, avoid taking this juice
  • It may trigger migraine in patients
  • May lead to frequent urination

Lemon juice may be more beneficial in later part of the day

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