When I visit a restaurant, I always ask for a glass of water with a slice of lemon. It’s refreshing and keeps mouth odors at bay. Especially when eating garlic or onions. There are much more to learn about the benefits of lemons though, read on and remember to leave us a comment below!
Lemons help you lose weight in more
ways than one!
A cup of lemon juice per day also supplies 187% of your daily Vitamin C intake. This sounds much less expensive than using supplements to boost immunity. But, first, let’s talk about how this super fruit can help you shed those pounds.
Your digestion is everything when trying to lose weight. Here’s what Dr Axe says on how lemons help you lose weight:
“The acids found in lemon juice also encourage your body to process the good stuff in foods more slowly. This drawn-out absorption means insulin levels remain steady and you get more nutrients out of the foods you consume. Better nutrient absorption means less bloating. Lemon water benefits the enzyme functions in your body, stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins. Because it’s a mild diuretic, you might find yourself using the bathroom more often, helping the urinary tract get rid of any unwanted elements. All of this helps detox body & skin.
Regularly sipping on lemon water can help you lose those last pounds. That’s because lemons contain pectin, a type of fiber commonly found in fruits. Pectin helps you feel full longer; that satiated feeling means you’ll chow down less throughout the day. Plus, did you know that when you’re even mildly dehydrated, you’re more prone to things like headaches, fatigue and an overall bad mood? Chugging down lemon water helps your body stay hydrated and feeling happy.”
Oil Pulling is also a great way to help with cravings. Try popping a Lemon & Fennel Sparkle flavor Cocobaci Oil Pulling sachet into your mouth the next time you are craving junk food. The physical action of using it like a mouth wash will help take your mind off eating and distract you. The way your mouth feels after will surely deter you from wanting to put anything in there, trust me, I’ve done this before! *Bonus alert: Your teeth will look whiter too!