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The Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water ๐Ÿ‹

There arenโ€™t really any, other than it if makes you drink more water. โฃ


๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ‹โฃ


Letโ€™s look at the claims vs the science:โฃ

๐Ÿ. โ€œ๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ž๐๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐งโ€ โฃ

Lemon juice can increase bile-acid secretion, BUT itโ€™s effect on digestion is currently unproven. Your body knows what itโ€™s doing, and will release the correct amount of bile acid needed - if it doesnโ€™t then chances are itโ€™s a bit more serious than drinking a glass of lemon water (1)โฃ

Fibre is good for digestion, but to claim that lemon water contains fibre is fairly bold unless youโ€™re willing to eat the whole lemon - peel includedโ€ฆโฃ

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ.โฃ


๐Ÿ. โ€œ๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ-๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌโ€โฃ

It does not.โฃ

People lose weight on โ€˜detoxifying weight loss plansโ€™ because theyโ€™re eating sweet fuck all, and drinking lemon water in between. Itโ€™s not the lemon water. Itโ€™s the lack of calories. โฃ

Itโ€™s also well proven that if older adults drink water before a meal, they consume less during that meal (2)(3). But water or lemon water - thereโ€™s no difference. โฃ

(One experimental study has shown lemon peels increase beta-oxidation of fatty acids and prevent obesity - it was done on mice. Are you a mouse? No. You are not (4))โฃ

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต, ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.โฃ


๐Ÿ‘. โ€œ๐ˆ๐ญ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐จ๐ฑ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒโ€โฃ

The claims that lemon water can detoxify your body show a HUGE misunderstanding of human physiology. There are some tiny plausible relations, but these are rarely ever backed by solid evidence. โฃ

Two studies have found that limonene (molecule in lemons), and sulforaphane (in cruciferous veg) have an effect on detoxification enzymes within the liver in rodents (5)(6). BUT - once again YOU ARE NOT A RODENT. And there is no clear study to show how lemons aid human detoxification processes. โฃ

๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต. ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต (๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ)โฃ

(1) Cherng SC, et al.ย Acceleration of hepatobiliary excretion by lemon juice on 99mTc-tetrofosmin cardiac SPECT.ย Nucl Med Commun. (2006)

(2)Van Walleghen EL, et al.ย Pre-meal water consumption reduces meal energy intake in older but not younger subjects.ย Obesity (Silver Spring). (2007)

(3) Davy BM, et al.ย Water consumption reduces energy intake at a breakfast meal in obese older adults.ย J Am Diet Assoc. (2008)

(4) Fukuchi Y, et al.ย Lemon Polyphenols Suppress Diet-induced Obesity by Up-Regulation of mRNA Levels of the Enzymes Involved in beta-Oxidation in Mouse White Adipose Tissue.ย J Clin Biochem Nutr. (2008)

(5)Yoshida K, et al.ย Broccoli sprout extract induces detoxification-related gene expression and attenuates acute liver injury.ย World J Gastroenterol. (2015)

(6)Reicks MM, Crankshaw D.ย Effects of D-limonene on hepatic microsomal monooxygenase activity and paracetamol-induced glutathione depletion in mouse.ย Xenobiotica. (1993)

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