Everything You Need To Know About The Lemon Water Hype

Myths and Truths about a self-proclaimed miraculous drink

Masha Arias
Wholistique

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In the last years, there´s been a hype about the health benefits of drinking lemon water every morning. From weight loss miracles to alkalizing superpowers, but, sadly most of them lack scientific evidence.

If you check the Instagram profile of any wellness guru, they may be saying: “Drink lemon water! It´s healthy for you!”

Of course, drinking water is healthy, and adding it a fruit juice packed with vitamins and minerals has nothing but a positive impact on your overall health. But miracles? Don´t expect miracles from drinking lemon water on an empty stomach.

Let´s talk about some myths surrounding the drink that became a trending topic in most wellness blogs:

  1. Express body detox?

MYTH — The detoxification of our bodies is made by internal organs (kidneys, liver, skin, and intestine)there is no physiological fundament that tells us that we need external help.

Going deeper on this subject, Joy Dubost, RD, food scientist, and former spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, said that our body doesn´t even need a detox. Just plenty of water and enough fiber to keep our vitals functioning on…

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Masha Arias
Wholistique

Sustainability entrepreneur. Founder of @unpackedshop. I write about entrepreneurship, food, psychology and anything in between. 🌱