People who drink a preschool-nenteng fed water containing lemon slices are now a common sight. Many people believe drinking water with lemon juice is more healthful.
But is this really adds useful lemon into the water? The answer is yes and no. Myth lemon water can help you lose weight really is not proven.
Consumption of water with the addition of lemon can indeed help us reduce bloating. Lemon water has diuretic benefits, this means that draws water from the cells of the body and make us urinate more often. In some people it also makes the frequency of bowel more.
"As a result of fluid in the body will be wasted more and weight as down," said Pamela Peeke, researcher and author of The Hunger Fix.
Even so, according Peeke, drinking water added a little lemon can indeed speed up the process of metabolism. The question is, whether it is due to water or lemonnya?
In a study published in The Journal of Endocrionology and Metabolism, known drank 17 ounces of water can increase the speed of the body to burn calories in one hour to the next. The water is not added anything.
Lemon does contain vitamin C which is not only good for health, but also beneficial in burning fat. Research shows, people who consume enough vitamin C burn 30 percent more fat during exercise intensity.
Lemon juice is also rich in pectin, a type of fiber that can prevent an increase in blood sugar levels by slowing the food reaches the stomach.
Vitamin C alone may be obtained from many sources, not just a lemon. For example, kiwifruit, papaya, strawberries, broccoli, kale, and so on. Fruits of the citrus family, such as lemon, grapefruit, and so have other advantages as a source of pectin.