QUESTION: Can lemon juice or lemon water help someone lose weight? Can it burn fat in the body or help get rid of fat?
ANSWER: First, I encourage you to read the pages on this site regarding drinking water and weight loss.
Studies are conclusive (for a number of reasons) that drinking water alone can help people to lose weight and, more importantly, to keep it off!
Adding lemon to water does provide additional weight-loss benefits, including liver cleansing and blood purifying.
The more efficiently the liver is working, food will digest quicker and more completely and toxins will be removed from the body more effectively.
The cleaner the blood and the smoother the blood flow, oxygen and other essential nutrients will be delivered to the cells more efficiently to improve energy, metabolism, and overall body balance.
In many cases, nutrient deficiencies and the accumulation of toxins are closely linked to weight gain and/or the inability to lose weight. These imbalances also affect blood sugar levels, hormonal imbalances, food cravings, mood changes, and many other weight-related issues.
Another significant benefit of lemon juice for weight loss is its alkalizing effect in the body.
Our bodies store acid wastes and other harmful toxins in fat cells, where the toxins will do the least amount of damage to the critical organs.
In fact, we should be thanking the innate wisdom of our bodies for those extra fat cells because they may, in fact, be saving our lives.
The more acidic we are, it is less likely the body will burn those fat cells and thus release toxins because it is not safe to do so.
A simple weight loss program to consider:
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