We’ve tried and tested many dietary fads that promise us slimming benefits and cycling glory – purely for research you’ll understand. But sometimes less is more, especially in the case of simply lemon water.
Staying hydrated is essential for our bodies, being that we’re made largely from water, we need to maintain a healthy balance. This is especially important in training as water boosts the metabolism and being dehydrated is well documented to have a negative effect on performance. It’s recommend we drink roughly 8 pints of water per day, but that amount increases if you’re exercising regularly and therefore sweating a lot. For some of us, drinking enough to keep our pee the right colour is a challenge.
Hot or Cold, lemon water has become a thirsty quenching choice amongst health buffs and it’s a great way of making sure you get enough liquid in – but what’s so great about it?
When Life Gives you Lemons…
Lemons aren’t your typical fruit. You don’t just chomp into a lovely lemon for a snack, it’s commonly used for flavouring in foods and drinks, or as an accompaniment to a meal.
Lemons are packed full of Vitamin C, B, potassium and fibre which are essential nutrients for the body.
Whilst it’s commonly believed that chugging down lemon water is a great way to lose weight, it doesn’t actually have that direct effect. Instead, it’s thought that by drinking lemon water, you’re replacing an otherwise more sugary and high calorie drink. So this substitution affect is the reason you may see the pounds melt off.
So, it isn’t the miracle drink for losing weight, but drinking lemon water on a regular basis has some other perks.