Even though the duo could be a pretty great alternative to sugary sodas, juices, and energy drinks, many high claims about its accelerated weight loss or boosting liver function are exaggerated at best and inaccurate at worst.
Lets see these six myths about the benefits of lemon water that just aren’t true.
Some funny roadside nutritionist and social media influencers claim water with lemon is the secret to speeding up your weight loss process, but these claims are often inflated.
The bitter truth is that; the duo of lemon and water wont help speed up weight loss.
Lemons contain a fibre called pectin; this fibre can help you feel full and satisfied without additional calories. By squeezing a medium sized lemon into your water, only trace amounts of this fiber – (which mostly exists in the rind and not the juice) remains – thus doing little to nothing for your satiety levels.
Staying hydrated with 3-3.5 litres of water daily is what your digestive system needs; adding lemon won’t make a huge difference. I’m sorry to burst your bubbles.
Water helps break down food particles in our system making it easy for digestion and action of enzymes.
Although the lemon could add some flavor or zest to your drink, plain water could essentially provide the same digestive benefits.
Adding lemon to your water should be because you find plain water boring.
If you’re hoping that lemon would help detoxify your system when you add them to your diet, maybe you should rethink because, there’s really no need for that.
“This claim really does not have any scientific back up so i wonder why people really embark on it at all. According to a research, lemon water might even deprive you of some nutrients.
In most cases, your body handles its detoxification process so far as your internal organs are in right working conditions.
You got to be kidding me now.
Well, the pH level of your body determines the proper functioning of your liver and kidneys; but adding lemon water to your diet has no significant role in balancing the pH of your body really.
According to Web MD, “Nothing you eat is going to substantially change the pH of your blood. Your body works to keep that level constant”
Lemon water doesn’t actually have much of an impact on your metabolism.
Your body’s metabolism rate wont be doubled or tripled simply because you added lemon to your diet.
Theories that back up metabolism boosting effects are really exaggerated because its a very temporary one.
Lemon water contains vitamin C, which can serve as a natural skin brightener and can help to rid skin of antioxidants and damage.
But you’d likely have to drink a lot of lemon water to reap these benefits in any measurable way. Lemons contain the most vitamin C in their peel, which typically isn’t what you drink. You’d actually get more vitamin C from freshly squeezed orange juice.
Myth 7: lemon water would help against skin acne
According to an interview by insider with board-certified dermatologist Dhaval G. Bhanusali, MD, you can develop a rash called phytophotodermatitis when lemon water is applied to the skin and it is then exposed to direct sunlight.
I hope this changes your perspective.