You may have tasted lemon tea before and enjoyed the taste, it is surprisingly thirst-quenching despite one of the main ingredients being ‘lemon’ which, if eaten or drank by itself is not very pleasant at all. Infect, you would likely be looking to grab the nearest drink of water available in order to neutralise your taste buds. It may, then, come as a surprise that there are benefits of drinking lemon tea over and above its ability to quench one’s thirst.

Helps with digestion 

Lemon tea only contains a modest amount of carbs in the form of simple sugars and dietary fibre, these fibres work by slowing the digestion of simple sugars, which improves gut health and regulates metabolism. You don’t have to make your own tea by squeezing lemon juice into your tea either, there are powders available like lemon tea powder from Jooze Juice which can give you the same benefits, just a whole lot easier in terms of preparation. After a big meal, try sipping a cup of lemon tea and see how it aids digestion greatly.

Detox

Lemons have a high citric acid content, which helps to cleanse the liver. On an empty stomach in the morning, drinking lemon tea aids in the removal of all wastes and toxins stored in the liver, detoxifying the body entirely.

Improved skin 

Lemon tea contains astringent qualities that help to exfoliate dead skin cells and revitalize the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to treat acne, pimples, and eczema while also improving general skin health.

Reduces and alleviates infections

When suffering from a cough or cold, infusing a little honey into lemon tea and drinking it after each meal helps to relieve symptoms such as body aches and phlegm. If your overall health is important to you then you may also find this informative blog about making your home a healthier place to live worth a read. Lemon extracts contain antioxidants that can effectively reduce chest congestion, assisting in a quick recovery from infectious illnesses, especially during the winter periods.

A better heart

Hesperidin and diosmin are plant flavonoids found naturally in lemons, they have cholesterol-lowering properties. Furthermore, drinking a cup of warm lemon tea every evening can help avoid heart disease and stroke, as well as improve heart health.

Can help with inflamed gums

Lemon tea’s naturally high levels of vitamin C and citric acid, along with the pain-relieving and calming properties of a warm glass of lemon tea, make it a great home treatment for swollen gums.

Can help with recovery after surgery The build-up of blood and fluids between tissues after surgery can produce excruciating pain and suffering all over the body, a condition known as post-operative oedema. If you have undergone surgery or are considering surgery in the near future, then you should keep up to date with the latest ‘after surgery news’. Lemon tea includes powerful antioxidants as well as trace minerals like potassium and magnesium, which work to eliminate any unwanted substances from the body and enable unimpeded blood flow after any medical operation.

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