How To Consume Lemon Water Properly?
Good afternoon, I want to ask about the consumption of lemons with warm water, which I know some of the contents found in lemons like vit C will be damaged if exposed to high temperatures. According to the doctor the best way to consume lemon water is good without reducing the usefulness of what ?, Thank you
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Vitamin C can indeed be damaged and reduced levels if exposed to high temperatures. However, things that can damage vitamin C are not just temperatures, long-term exposure to oxygen will also damage vitamin C and reduce levels in fruits / vegetables. When you cut your lemon, the vitamin C in the lemon will be exposed to oxygen so that a small portion of the vitamin C in it will already be damaged. When you squeeze your lemon, oxygen exposure will increase and vitamin C content will decrease. If you leave your lemon water in an open glass for a long time, (especially if it is exposed to light), the content of vitamin C will also decrease even without exposure to high temperatures. Exposure to high temperatures for a long time (for example if you boil your lemon water), will further damage the vitamin C content in your lemon water.
If you want to get maximum benefit from your lemon water, you can brew your lemon with plain water (slightly warm water is fine), but make sure you drink your lemon juice immediately after it is made (don't leave it exposed to air and light too long). Thus, the vitamin C contained in your lemon is still quite a lot in number to provide maximum benefits for your body.
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