Build Your Immunity to Fight Covid: Lemon juice in warm water

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 08:04
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As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, with the healthcare system almost on the brink of collapse, people are looking towards easy and homemade immunity boosters. Our focus today is on the simple lemon juice in warm water. Read what medical experts have to say about it.

Drinking lemon water in the morning is one of the best ways to revitalize and hydrate your body. But did you know that it can also enhance your immunity? Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, a natural antioxidant that improves the immune system.

IndiaToday.in got in touch with Dr Namita Nadar, Head Nutritionist at Fortis Hospital in Noida, to know more about this simple immunity booster. She said that having lemon juice early in the morning increases your immunity, which can effectively help your body fight foreign pathogens.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 glass of lukewarm water
  • 1-2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tablespoon sea salt
  • ¼ tablespoon honey (optional)

HOW TO MAKE

Take a glass of lukewarm water and add 1-2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 1/4 tablespoon sea salt to it. You can also add a small scoop of chia seeds to add a bit of fiber to the health drink.

WHEN TO DRINK

Lemon juice in hot water, along with a pinch of salt should be consumed twice a day. It helps in boosting immunity and provides a quick dose of Vitamin C. It can also be a part of your morning regime. It can also be used with green tea at any time during the day.

BENEFITS

Dr Namita Nadar says lemon juice is to improve overall immunity. It also helps your body fight against cold and flu virus. Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, both of which offer health benefits. She suggests eating lemons with regular meals or drinking lemon juice can improve immunity, reduce heart disease factors, prevent kidney stones, aid iron absorption, and promote healthy skin.

Vitamin C and antioxidants in lemon can strengthen your immune system and help your body fight infections such as the cold and flu virus. It may also help shorten the duration of an illness.


Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/health/story/build-your-immunity-to-fight-covid-lemon-juice-in-warm-water-1795185-2021-04-26

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