It translates into fatigue and anaemia, bone and joint pain, oedema, gingivitis and tooth loss, haemorrhage, low immunity.
It was a common affection for sailors who were on long voyages or in winter, because fruits and vegetables could not be kept fresh for a long time.
The state of sub catchment (the stage preceding the deficiency) would be much more numerous, and the question now arises as to the possible relationship between vitamin C intake and various diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease, cataract, etc.). The following benefits could be obtained by drinking lemon water every morning:
1) Helps hydrate the body.
2) Ensures the recommended daily dose of vitamin C.
3) Lemon juice has antiseptic properties due to low pH and helps in flu and cold symptoms.
4) It is a good antioxidant drink
– strong content of natural antioxidants (flavonoids) is supposed to play a role against degenerative diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s, as well as against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
5) Cleans the urinary tract. Lemon water acts as a diuretic. Lemon also has the highest citrate concentration of all citruses, and this is a natural inhibitor of kidney stone formation.
In a study by Dr Roger L. Sur, director of the UC San Diego Comprehensive Kidney Stone Centre, he observed a decrease in urinary calculus rate from 1 to 0.13 stones per patient when they consumed 2 litres of lemon water daily.
Lemonade increases urinary volume and urinary citrate in patients with recurrent urinary calculi.
These are mainly calculations from calcium oxalate. Combine with potassium citrate and lemonade therapy is all the more effective.
6) Improves digestion – Lemon polyphenols stimulate digestion and encourage a healthy bowel function.
7) Improves skin appearance. Lemonade is rich in antioxidants, and vitamin C that prevent wrinkles, spots and skin discoloration. At the same time, it fights against the damage caused by free radicals.
8) Helps weight loss – If you are trying to lose weight, you should drink lemon water with very little honey almost every day. Lemon is extremely rich in fibre such as pectin, which will stop the appetite and give a feeling of satiety longer. At the same time, many people eat excessively when hydration is insufficient, confusing the feeling of thirst with hunger.
9) It could play a role in high blood pressure, diabetes, dyslipidaemia
Lemon water has a rich content of flavonoids, such as naringin, naringenin, hesperitine, nobelin, and tangyretin, which are beneficial to people suffering from high blood pressure. Studies in cell and animal cultures have shown that these flavonoids have antilipemic, anti-inflammatory and antihypertensive roles. They also improve insulin sensitivity.