Reports from diet enthusiasts claim that lemon juice may help you lose weight, but are the claims true and validated, or is this another weight loss myth that needs to be dispelled? Let’s look at the facts.
Lemon juice does offer some significant health benefits, such as vitamin C and immunity boost, but it doesn’t burn fat, calories or cause you to lose weight. The lemon juice diet is a fad that millions have succumbed too.
Lemon juice can provide a healthy and tasty addition to your drink and on top of your fish, but does not perform miracles when it comes to weight loss. Lemon juice should be looked at as an ingredient and not a weight loss tool. It is a myth that lemon juice reduces calories and burns fat. There is no scientific evidence to back up these claims.
Lemon juice does not dissolve fat, as dieters have claimed in the past. Yes, lemon juice can be used as a meat tenderizer that breaks down collagen fibers in red meat, but the same effect does not occur in your body when you drink lemon juice. The only real benefit, aside from vitamin C, is that when lemon juice is added to your food it can lower the glycemic index level because it is acidic and breaks down sugar. This in no way causes weight loss.