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How Effective Is Lemon Water To Losing Weight?

Lemon water is currently gaining popularity across the internet as a part of detox and weight loss diets. Many people have started drinking a glass of cold or warm lemon water to start their day or as a source of hydration throughout the day.


In spite of the fact that lemon water does not have a role in weight management, it does not mean that you should stop drinking it. You may drink a glass of lemon infused water before, during or after your meals to promote satiety and curb your appetite. And if this drink does not bring any harmful effects to your body and at the same time could help increase your total fluid intake, go for it!



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3.  Daniels, M.C., & Popkin, B.M. (2010). The impact of water intake on energy intake and weight status: a systematic review. Nutr Rev, 68(9), 505-21.  


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T.S, Dietitian, Private Hospital