Citrus fruits like lemons are high in vitamin C, which is a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals.
Vitamin C may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, and lower blood pressure. Research published in stroke showed that people with low vitamin C levels, especially obese men with high blood pressure, have a higher risk of stroke.
Polyphenol antioxidants found in lemons significantly reduced weight gain caused by a high-fat-diet in mice. In addition, insulin resistance was improved.
It promotes hydration
Water is the best beverage for hydration, but some people don’t like the taste of it on its own. Adding lemon enhances water’s flavor, which may help you drink more.