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What Does Hot Lemon Water Do for Your Body?

by
author image Yonika Willis
Yonika Willis began her writing career in 2000 as a reporter/editor for her college newspaper. She is a former "South Bend Tribune" reporter and has written for publications such as "Notre Dame Magazine" and "Bethel College Magazine." She holds a master's degree in English studies and communication from Valparaiso University and a bachelor's degree in writing with a journalism minor from Northern Michigan University.
What Does Hot Lemon Water Do for Your Body?
The benefits of drinking hot lemon water to the body are many. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Hot water improves your blood circulation, digestive system, nervous system and mental status. Warm temperature drinks also provide relief from cold symptoms and tiredness, according to a report in the December 2008 issue of "Rhinology." Lemons are rich in vitamins B and C, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, proteins and carbohydrates. When these two items are mixed together the benefits to your body are incredible.

Weight Loss

What Does Hot Lemon Water Do for Your Body?
Lemon water speeds up the weight loss process. Photo Credit NatashaPhoto/iStock/Getty Images

Lemon water speeds up the weight loss process. In fact, drinking hot lemon water before breakfast allows you to burn calories and remove unwanted chemicals in your body. This is because the closer the water is to your body temperature, the easier it is to absorb. According to a review in the February 2013 issue of "Current Opinion in Lipidology," citrus fruits, including lemons, contain powerful compounds that help fight conditions such as atherosclerosis and obesity.

Complexion

What Does Hot Lemon Water Do for Your Body?
Lemons are natural antiseptics and can help cure skin problems. Photo Credit Digital Vision/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Lemons are natural antiseptics and can help cure skin problems. The Vitamin C in lemons rejuvenates the skin. Drinking hot lemon water daily can remove wrinkles and blackheads, fade scars and reduce burning sensations to your skin.

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Digestive System

What Does Hot Lemon Water Do for Your Body?
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Drinking hot lemon water can relieve many digestive problems, including nausea, heartburn and parasites. This is because lemon juice helps your liver to produce more bile, which aids in the digestion process. Hot lemon water also relieves bloating, gas and cures constipation.

Oral hygiene

What Does Hot Lemon Water Do for Your Body?
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Lemon has an antibacterial property in it that, when mixed with warm water, can relieve sore throat pain, throat infections and tonsillitis. Fresh lemon water helps diminish toothaches, can stop gum bleeding and relieve bad breath.

Physical Disorders

What Does Hot Lemon Water Do for Your Body?
By drinking lemon water you can control high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea and relax your mind and body. Photo Credit Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

The high potassium in lemons can aid with heart problems. By drinking lemon water you can control high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea and relax your mind and body. Lemon water also helps to break fevers. And, since it is a diuretic, lemon water can treat rheumatism and arthritis by flushing out bacteria and toxins from the body.

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