We no longer hide the multiple virtues of lemon for its culinary and medicinal uses. In this article, we will evoke its slimming virtues and its fat-burning power which are now common knowledge notably if it is consumed in juice mixed with a glass of lukewarm water every morning.
An intake of vitamin C
Rich in potassium, vitamins B1, B2, B6, B9 and E, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus, lemon is also and mainly known for its high content of vitamin C. A lemon fills 187% of the recommended nutritional intake Micronutrients.
Vitamin C promotes the stimulation of the immune system thanks to its antioxidant properties which neutralize the free radicals, and helps to fight against the aging of the skin. The acid taste of the lemon makes it difficult to ingest in large quantities and not very practical to eat. This is why the best way to consume it daily is juice; If possible in the morning on an empty stomach, mixed with lukewarm water.
- A juice to eliminate toxins and lose weight
- The juice of half a lemon (organic if possible)
- Sixty milliliters of cold water
- 80 milliliters of hot water
- Mix all the ingredients together to obtain a homogeneous beverage.
Pectin (dietary fiber that promotes satiety and avoids cravings) contained in lemon helps to lose weight and burn calories faster because it reduces the absorption of sugar. Some experts say that drinking lemon juice mixed with warm water promotes weight loss and neutralizes toxins. The thermogenic power of this natural drink accelerates fat burning.
Optimal neutralization of toxins
Moreover, lemon acts as a true antioxidant thanks to the draining effect that it exerts on the organism and its action in the level of the digestive mucous membranes. To optimize the benefits of this cure, do in one to ten to fifteen days maximum two to three times a year. To vary the pleasures, you can add ginger in winter to stimulate the body and mint in summer for a cool side.
It is essential to drink this juice with warm water as it helps to stimulate the gastrointestinal system and the water / lemon mixture tones the liver and increases the production of bile. Your body is thus rid of its impurities and the digestive system will help the body to absorb the nutrients essential to weight loss. The minerals and vitamins contained in lemon eliminate toxins and treat constipation.
Moreover, thanks to the properties of lemon, calcium is better absorbed in the body and stored in fat cells which helps to burn fat and cellulite.
The duration and intensity of this cure depend on the tolerance of your body. You can follow this plan over a period of four days, seven days or fifteen maximum.
The ideal is to start this cure by accompanying it with fresh fruits, dairy products (goat milk, almonds or oats), dried fruits, seeds, vegetable soups and fish and seafood Sea. These natural foods added to the lemon are beneficial to detoxify the body. Also think about replenishing energy by consuming foods high in vitamin C.
Following this detox period, it is essential to eat foods with low carbohydrate content to absorb as little sugar as possible and foods high in fiber. This will help to stabilize your weight loss and will prevent you from regaining it.
Here is the example of a typical day as part of your "lemonade" cure:
When you wake up drink a glass of lemon water and prepare a breakfast based on fruit salad, a bowl of oatmeal and a glass of almond milk. In case of cravings plan a snack made from almonds. For lunch eat a vegetable soup with a slice of cereal bread and green salad. Finally, at dinner, plan fish in the oven drizzled with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice accompanied by steamed vegetables.
If you suffer from kidney or biliary disorders, gastric disorders such as heartburn or ulcers, it is strongly advised not to follow this cure.