Despite my best intentions to keep my eating under control during the food-filled year-end holiday recently, the excess cakes, pastries and meaty feasts with friends and family were near impossible to resist. With my parents here to celebrate the year-end festivities and hubby’s birthday with us, we had 3 large meals a day for almost a week. There was hardly any time for my stomach to digest each heavy meal before the next meal rolled along too soon. As a result, I felt miserably stuffed and had a terrible discomfort in my tummy on New Year’s day. Dad made a pitcher of lemon juice with raw honey and this potion worked like magic! The moment I stepped into the kitchen while he was squeezing the lemons, the refreshing citrus scent of lemon gave me an instant lift. After sipping two glasses of chilled lemon juice with raw honey along with having a dinner consisting of only fruits and tomatoes, my tummy was healed the next morning.
We all have our cheat moments, but is there anything you can eat or drink immediately after to help minimize the damage? Yes definitely!
Adding some lemon or lime to your water will help extinguish your digestive flames better. No cheating here, though. Add the juice of half an organic lemon or lime to a glass of water; not just a slice, and not a lemon-flavored powder or drink.
You might know that drinking a glass of honey and lemon juice (in warm water) early in the morning helps you to lose weight. But this mixture can also put an end to your indigestion problem.
Yes, this mixture has been used as an age-old remedy to treat abdominal pain and bloating due to indigestion / overeating.
Here’s what you need to know about this mixture before you start using it.
Lemon juice contains high amounts of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, which flushes out the harmful toxins from the body. As lemon is acidic in nature and might hinder the digestion of starch, mix it with honey. Also, honey helps the growth of gut bacteria (good bacteria) which in turn aids in better digestion
Other Health Benefits Of Lemon
Besides aiding in indigestion, the health benefits of lemon are due to its many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, and protein. It is a fruit that contains flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties. It helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, indigestion, as well as improves the skin, hair, and teeth.
Studies conducted at the American Urological Association highlight the fact that lemonade or lemon juice can eliminate the occurrence of kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which prevents the formation of crystals.
When life throws you lemons, make lots of lemon juice with them!