Although water with lemon for weight loss is a relatively new thing for most of us, it is quite prevalent in most of the Asian countries as a weight loss measure. Although water with lemon will all alone not bring you massive weight loss but it will definitely help to speed up the process of weight loss.
A study conducted some time back reported that a higher weight loss was seen in people who drank water with lemon after a jog or exercise as compared to those who had just plain water. But why did that happen. Well, we'll explore it in a bit more detail.
Lemon is basically a citrus fruit and therefore contains acid. It is also a great source of common cough and cold fighting Vitamin C. But most of us don't know that citrus fruits like lemon help in cleansing the body off its toxins. Anything that is sour and mildly acidic in nature helps to clean the liver. But why is it important to clean the liver? As years are passing by the fertility of soil is getting reduced and more and more fertilizer is being used to keep the production at the highest level. But all this fertilizer directly gets absorbed by the plant and in turn enters the food chain. This fertilizer when consumed by us along with our food gets deposited in the liver and curtails the functioning of liver thereby accumulating toxins in the body.
Citrus fruits like lemon play an important role in helping to purge out these harmful chemicals and toxins out of our body. Water with lemon for weight loss programs are commonly know in the weight loss and diet circles as lemon detox diet.
You can enhance the effectiveness of lemon detox diet by adding a little honey to it. The preparation remains more or less the same, heat a glassful of water to about 50 degrees C and add to it 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to it. Now add one tablespoon of honey to it. Drink the preparation while it is warm. Honey is a natural sugar and is like a magic potion. It helps to keep your throat clear, give you energy and also is believed to make skin more glowing.
But a lemon detox diet can alone not bring about massive weight loss or clean the body off its entire toxin residues. Along with a lemon detox, it would be a good idea to go on a veggie detox diet for a t least a week to begin with. A veggie detox diet basically consists of only boiled, fresh vegetables. All that you have to do is eat only boiled veggies and fresh fruits for at least a week. So basically your body will get cleansed off most of its toxins because the body is constantly being bombarded with anti-toxin substances found in fruits and vegetables.
Water with lemon for weight loss is a great and fun way to lose weight. And above all, it's absolutely natural so you don't need to worry about any side-effects.