Lemon juice is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and the mixture of warm water and lemon juice are known to aid weight loss significantly. However, the amount of available evidence suggesting its effect on digestion and detoxification is rather scarce. Also, excessive amounts of warm water and lemon juice can have serious side effects. One such side effect is increased amount of acid since lemon is highly acidic and excessive amounts of acid can damage the teeth enamel.
When it comes to weight loss, warm water and lemon is not the only beneficial drink. In fact, there are other beverages that can speed up the process even more than warm water and lemon can:
Coffee-according to research, 2 to 3 cups of coffee before workout increases the stamina and the body burns more calories. A study showed that the people who worked out could make about 20% more repetitions during their training. However, coffee should be drunk without sugar and milk since this can overturn its positive effects.
Cold water-replace the lemon juice with a few ice cubes since cold drinks force the body to consume more energy in order to maintain the body’s weight. So, drinking 3 glasses of cold water throughout the day will enable you to burn more than 100 calories.
Green tea-this beverage is calorie-free and it’s excellent for burning fat. According to a study in which one group of participants drank 4 cups of green tea daily, whereas the other drank only water, the former group was able to lose 6 pounds for 2 months, unlike the latter. People who drink green tea regularly weigh less and have a narrower waist. Of course, you need to drink only freshly prepared green tea, not bottled, because it contains a lot of sugar and fewer antioxidants.