The Internet is full of misinformation, and it can be difficult (if not impossible) to distinguish between truth and myth. The myths that were once spread through word of mouth are now spreading like wildfire through social media, blogs and even traditional media. MyProtein India has examined the evidence and discussed the nutritional myths that are widely seen in India and refuse to die.
Myth: Lemon water is a quick solution to reduce fat
Not without it.
Although lemon and water are not inherently harmful, they are not magical either. There is no compound in that unique combination of regular fruit and water that causes a biochemical reaction that begins to melt our adipose tissue.
So don’t expect the miraculous results of reducing fat from lemon water!
Although you will lose weight (not fat) if you drink lemonade for a few days, the only thing (or one of the few things) is that it is due to severe calorie limitation as well as water loss. You will regain these pounds as soon as you resume your normal eating habits.
Fact: Lemons are just fruits, and fruits are healthy. Lemon juice will not significantly contribute to your intake of micro-nutrients, but it does not contain too many calories. Lemon juice contains small amounts of beneficial micro-nutrients and phytochemicals, but it is unclear whether lemons are unique among all fruits.
Most importantly, lemon water has no unique, proven fat-loss benefits. So don’t expect the miraculous results of weight loss from lemon water. A healthy diet and an active lifestyle are key to long-term fat loss.