Update: January 2019
The benefits of lemon are indisputable – a tasty and refreshing fruit helps
fight viruses and bacteria, improves metabolism and
helps to cure many diseases. Most nutritionists
recommend to include lemon in the diet of people who have become difficult
weight loss, provided there are no contraindications to it
It is believed that this is a myth, and the lemon does not help in any way.
losing weight There is another side positioning “exclusively
lemon diets “, in which the fruit acts as a monoproduct. True
is in the middle: lemon really helps to reduce and
stabilize weight, but only in combination with other measures:
healthy nutrition, sufficient physical activity, rejection
bad habits and the correct mode of the day. What is the use of lemon for
losing weight, we will tell in this article, and also give effective and
safe recipes for weight loss.
Why lemon is effective in losing weight
Useful citrus has a number of properties that are important for reducing
- has a detoxifying effect: helps to deduce from
hazardous substances, toxins, heavy metals and other
�”Waste” of vital activity of the body;
- activates the liver and dilutes the bile;
- improves intestinal motility, helps to establish regular
stools, cleanse the intestines of stagnant feces and normalize
- reduces hunger: due to the presence of pectins in the fruit
the effect of reducing hunger is achieved;
- promotes the release of energy;
- provides the body with important vitamins, organic
acids, biologically active substances that
underpaid due to the limitations of other products;
- has antioxidant properties – protects the body from
�”Internal breakdowns”. The period of losing weight, even the softest and
correct, is stressful for the body, and therefore associated with
risk of acute or exacerbation of chronic
- has a pleasant taste and aroma and helps to compensate
lack of taste in people who have taken the path of healthy
power supply. Lemon juice is a great alternative to being banned.
slimming sauces such as mayonnaise, ketchup.
In addition, lemon refers to low-calorie foods –
calorie content of 1 medium lemon (100 gr.) is only 34
How to drink lemon for weight loss
There is a bad and wrong opinion – the more, the
faster. The implication is, the more lemon and drinks / dishes with
fruit to consume per day, the faster you can achieve a decrease
weights. But this is not the case:
- in large quantities of citric acid in fruit,
irritates and damages the stomach lining, and if a person has
there are damage to the mucosa on the background of an ulcer or gastritis –
exacerbations are unavoidable;
- in addition, lemon enhances the secretion of gastric juice and bile,
leading to severe heartburn, and in extreme cases, to vomiting and
spastic pain in the digestive tract;
- lemon abuse can lead to aggravation
gallstone disease and obstruction of the stone-throwing pathways;
- another unpleasant bonus of excessive love for lemon – damage
tooth enamel, which is associated with a large number of fruit
- Morning is recommended to start with a glass of warm clear water. For
people who want to lose weight, useful water with lemon.
Lemon slimming water is prepared in several ways:
- 200 ml of pure water – 1 lemon slice;
- 200 ml of pure water – the juice of half an average lemon;
- 200 ml of pure water – the juice of whole lemon.
If the patient has no problems with the gastrointestinal tract – you can
take advantage of the latest recipe.
- Half an hour after each meal is also recommended.
drink a glass of lemon water.
- 2 hours before bedtime – drink 1 glass of lemon water.
- During the day, you can drink warm green tea with lemon
(slice), of course, without sugar. It is a good antioxidant.
drink that is good for the body. Lemon tea recipes that are
are provided on the Internet, based not only on green tea, but also on
chamomile, fennel, sage. If there is no allergy to these herbs – you can
drink and such teas.
- Another delicious, refreshing and healthy drink contains
ginger, lemon, mint. 200 ml of pure warm water take juice 1
lemon, a few leaves of fresh mint and half a teaspoon of grated
ginger root, which stabilizes the metabolism and thereby
promotes weight loss. Ginger with lemon can be added to
green tea getting an amazing drink with many wholesome
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gastrointestinal tract, improved digestion and evacuation
Максимальная продолжительность: 2 недели.
Основной принцип: каждое утро натощак, а также после
each meal during the day and 2 hours before bedtime to drink 1
a glass of warm water mixed with half or whole juice
Первый день: очищающий. The basis of the diet – fresh unsweetened
fruits and vegetables, as well as steamed or grilled fish at the main reception
Последующие дни: здоровая пища, представленная свежими
savory vegetables and fruit, a small amount of almond,
oatmeal, poultry fillets, whole grain cereals and bread.
Finished meals should be filled with lemon juice.
In parallel, you should adhere to the principles of dietary
nutrition: calculate the caloric content of food in accordance with
energy consumption, eliminate harmful foods, eat fractional and be
Contraindications and precautions
Lemon diet is contraindicated for people with:
- individual intolerance to the fruit and allergies to
- increased acidity of gastric juice;
- gastric and duodenal ulcer, pancreatitis, cholecystitis,
hepatitis, enteritis, colitis and inflammatory diseases
intestine in the acute period.
Even healthy people should not use the lemon diet and
lemon water for more than two weeks in a row.
Выводы: Лимон – полезный фрукт, который
recommended for those who want to lose weight. However overestimate
its dietary properties are not worth it. Far from the truth such
statements, such as, for example, that organic acids in the composition
lemon break down fat cells. You can burn excess fat only with
using physical exertion and reducing calorie intake.
Hence the conclusion that the most valid recipe is
comprehensive, proper weight loss approach that guarantees
good and lasting results!
Автор: врач-гигиенист, эпидемиолог