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Health benefits of drinking lemon water/juice

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By Gerry Cornejo

Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water/Juice (Drink WARM/room temp. Not cold/iced Lemon water/juice)

Relieves Sore Throat
Drinking warm lemon water may provide relief from a sore throat or pharyngitis.

Prevents Kidney Stones
One of the major health benefits of lemon water includes its ability to treat and prevent kidney stones. Normally, kidney stones pass out of the body without much discomfort, but sometimes they can block the urine flow and cause intense pain. Drinking lemon water helps in rehydrating the body and keeping the urine diluted. This, in turn, reduces any risk of kidney stone formation.

Reduces Calorie Intake
Lemon water is a good substitute for juices or drinks that may be high in sugar. Especially for those who are diabetic or who intend to lose weight, this is a good drink to rehydrate and energize the body without adding dangerous levels of sugar.

Improves Liver Health
Drinking lemon water may help in activating digestive enzymes present in the liver. It can also help in regulating oxygenation of the blood.

Improves Digestion
The lemon juice present in lemon water promotes the production of hydrochloric acid and bile secretion, which is required for digestion. It also reduces the risk of acidity and gout. People who commonly suffer from digestive issues like abdominal cramps, bloating, burning sensations, and excess gas should use it regularly. It can also prevent diarrhea and similar issues. Women can use lemon juice extracted from 3 to 4 lemons in order to get rid of the menstrual pain. To reap the most health benefits of lemon juice, you should consume it after mixing it with warm water.

Relieves Constipation
Lemon water is useful for curing constipation, so drink warm lemon water every morning and get relief from constipation for the rest of the day.

Boosts Immune System
Lemon water is a good source of citrus bioflavonoid, vitamin C, and phytonutrients, which help in improving the strength of the immune system. It also helps to increase energy levels in the body due to the presence of essential vitamins and minerals.

Helps in Weight Loss
Drinking lukewarm lemon water with honey every morning can help people lose extra weight easily.
Relieves Rheumatism
Drinking lemon water before meals and at bedtime may also provide relief from rheumatism.

Cures Scurvy
Consumption of lemon water helps in curing scurvy or a general deficiency of vitamin C.

Relieves Canker Sores
Rinsing your mouth with lukewarm lemon water can help in providing relief from painful canker sores or mouth ulcers.

Relieves Swollen Gum Pain
Drinking lemon water may also relieve the pain associated with swollen gums. Add a pinch of salt to it for best results and make sure the lemon juice is well-diluted in water.\

Anti-carcinogenic Properties
Drinking lemon water may also be beneficial in preventing cancer. Research studies suggest that lemon, with its antitumor properties, may help in reducing cancer risk.

Lowers Stress & Blood Pressure
Another great benefit of lemon water is its ability to lower blood pressure while providing relief from stress, depression, and anxiety. Drinking it will also convey a sense of relaxation.

Balances pH
By drinking one glass of lemon water, you will help to alkalize the whole body and balance the pH level of the body. There are many diseases and conditions linked to the acidic body state. Lemon water can help bring the balance back to the alkaline side of things.

Detoxifies the Body
Lemon water helps in cleansing your entire body by reducing the toxins in the blood. Nutrients in lemons promote the removal of waste materials as well as toxins since it acts as the natural diuretic, which stimulates an increase in urination.

Skin Care
An intake of lemon water on a daily basis can help to rejuvenate the skin. Lemons are loaded with antioxidants and the well-known anti-aging properties of lemons and other antioxidant-rich foods have become increasingly popular in recent years.

General Trivia

Old Canal. Although the Suez Canal, built by Ferdinand de Lesseps in 1869, was hailed as a great engineering achievement, it was actually the renewal and improvement of a previous canal which had ceased being used in the eight century.

Cows fighting disease. Over 200 years ago, British scientist Edward Jenner noticed that women who regularly milked cows never caught the killer smallpox disease. He discovered that milkmaids were all infected by the mild cowpox disease, giving them protection against the much worse smallpox. This led to the development of the smallpox vaccine.

First rockets. The Chinese pioneered rocketry in the 11th century, creating rockets powered by gunpowder and using them as weapons in battles with their enemies.

Tall waters. Massive waves have been recorded in various places, but the largest were in Alaska where a height of 525 meters was achieved – about 100 storeys high, or taller than the Empire State Building in New York City.

Typewriting author. Unlike many of his fellow authors, Mark Twain was enthusiastic about new technology. In the 1880s he purchased one of the earliest model Remington typewriters, becoming the first author to type out his story rather than write it with a pen.

Hard to hold. Alexander the Great, one of the greatest military commanders in history, lived about 2,300 years ago. One of his ideas was to order all his soldiers to shave off all their hair to make it more difficult for an enemy to grab a soldier and cut his head off.

PINOY TRIVIA

The late President Corazon Aquino said that her favorite color was red and not yellow. The yellow color came only after serveral of her friends suggested the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon for Ninoy Aquino’s homecoming. Cory continued to use her yellow trademark after her husband’s death.

President Ramon Magsaysay was a WW2 hero who helped free Zambales from the Japanese invaders in 1945. He is NOT buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Magsaysay was the third president to be buried in the Manila North Cemetery. Interestingly, he was the one who renamed the Republic Memorial Cemetery into the present day “Libingang ng mga Bayani” in 1954.

PINOY PATAWA

Ano ang tawag sa grupo ng pusa? (sagot: Pangcat)
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Dalhin mo siya sa lugar na hindi niya alam, tapos iwanan mo.

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Laging pa-kanan, never kakaliwa.

Ang pag-ibig ay parang si Floyd Mayweather.
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Kung asukal ka, ako naman sago.
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