Lemonsoda is a brand of Italian carbonated soft drinks created in the 1940s by Milan-based company Saga and currently owned by Royal Unibrew.
Lemon water has health benefits that include adding vitamin C and antioxidants into your diet. This option can also help you cut back on sugary sports drinks and juices, which aren’t as healthy for you.
What are the benefits of drinking lemon water?
Much of the evidence supporting lemon water’s health benefits is anecdotal.
While lemons contain nutrients, like vitamin C and antioxidants, the nutritional value of a glass of lemon water depends on how much lemon juice it contains.
A glass of lemon water containing one 48 gram lemon, squeezed, contains:
18.6 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C, or 21% of the Daily value (DV)
9.6 micrograms (mcg) of folate, or 2% of the DV
49.4 mg of potassium, or 1% of the DV
0.038 mg of iron, or < 1% of the DV
0.01 mg of vitamin B-1, or 1% of the DV
0.01 mg of vitamin B-2, or 1% of the DV
0.06 mg of vitamin B-5, or 1% of the DV
Making sure you’re drinking enough water every day is crucial
for overall health — but not everyone likes the taste of plain water. Using lemon juice to add some flavor to your water may help you drink more.
Drinking water helps prevents dehydration, a condition that can cause:
According to the Institute of Medicine, general guidelines say women should get at least 91 ounces of water per day and men should get at least 125 ounces. This includes water from food and drinks.
Citrus fruits like lemons contain vitamin C, a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals.
On top of that, vitamin C also plays a role in helping your body synthesize collagen, absorb iron, and produce hormones.
Additionally, not consuming enough vitamin C may cause symptoms, like:
increased susceptibility to infections
dryness of the mouth and eyes
loosening of teeth
While lemons don’t top the list of citrus fruits high in vitamin C, they’re still a good source.
Squeezing the juice of a 48-gram lemon into a glass of water will provide you with 21% of the DV of vitamin C.