We have all heard it somewhere or the other that drinking warm water with the juice of one lime is beneficial for health. Here is delving into the reasons...

Helps your digestive system

Warm lime water on an empty stomach early in the morning helps stimulate the gastrointestinal tract. Digestion improves, heartburn is reduced and it helps in the process of elimination.

Detoxifies liver lime juice has citric acid, which helps the enzymes to function better. It also stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.

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The acidity in our body can be harmful and lime water can help reduce this. Though lemon has citric acid, the nutrients and minerals in it are alkaline in nature. Citric acid is not a strong acid and so, is easily removed from our bodies by elimination processes like perspiration. Lemon, however, stimulates the formation of calcium carbonate that neutralizes other strong acids in the body.

 This is helpful, especially if your diet is heavy in proteins like meat and cheese. Experts say lemon can help change the pH balance of the blood and can also help in dealing with urinary tract infections.

Strengthens your immune system

All citrus foods are a storehouse of vitamin C. This vitamin is known to fight colds and is good for your immune system. limes also have potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function and controls blood pressure.

Clears and freshens your skin

Experts say that vitamin C is great for youthful skin, because it helps in the production of collagen. Its antioxidants revive dull skin and keep it healthy. Warm lime water removes toxins from the blood stream. Also, diluted lime juice, when applied to blemishes, can actually help lighten them.

Battles bad breath

lime juice battles bad breath by keeping bacteria away.

Aids in weight loss

lime juice in the morning fights food craving. Also, it has been found earlier that people who maintain an alkaline diet tend to lose weight more quickly than others.