About a months ago, a relative of mine started to make everyone in the house take 2 glasses of lime water in the morning. I really didn’t understand why I had to have two glasses of water in my system as early as 7am.
My lazy side did not allow me to keep up with the routine and I also didn’t understand why I had to. I recently decided to discipline myself and at least take a glass of the mixture every morning and also make further research as to the health benefits of lime water.
My very health conscious relative told me about nine health benefits of taking lime water and I decided to share it with you.
- Improves digestion
The acidity in lime helps the saliva break down food. It also helps to clear the excretory system and stimulate bowel activity that is, you’ll visit the loo at the right time. And if you are suffering from heartburn, lime water in warm water is very good.
- Lowers blood sugar
If you have diabetes, lime helps to control how your body absorbs sugar.
- Reduces heart disease
Limes can help reduce your risk of a heart attack and stroke. This is because Limes are a good source of magnesium and potassium. The minerals help you maintain a healthy heart.
- Prevents Cancer
Limes contain antioxidants and they help to control abnormal cell growth in the body. Taking Limes promotes healthy cell growth.
- Rejuvenates skin
A number of beauty products claim to help you maintain healthy skin, but they come at a price. Lime water is a healthy and affordable way you can hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.
It contains antioxidants that help strengthen your collagen, giving you a healthier and younger skin.
- Fights infections
Lime is high in vitamin c and this helps to strengthen your immune system
- Eye care
The vitamin c in lime helps protect your eyes from ageing and muscular degeneration.
- Reduces Inflammation
Arthritis, Gout and other joint problems are caused by inflammation. The citric acid in lime helps dissolve the uric acid that sometimes causes joint discomfort.
- Weight loss
Lime juice is a very effective way to burn fat. Take a glass of warm water mix with a lime worth of juice and take this twice daily. You should not only depend on this, also aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week, and make half of each meal fruits and vegetables.
The beauty is, limes have no side effect. So do not be scared to take them with warm water in the morning on an empty stomach.