30 Sep LEMONS – 12 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
You may consider lemon juice to be very acidic, in fact it is one of the most alkaline forming foods on the planet, a real health rejuvenator that helps to alkalise the body. Historically lemons are considered to be the most medicinally diverse of all plants.
LEMON JUICE AND BICARB
Lemon juice combined with bicarbonate of soda is supposed to an internal cleanser that help fight diseases and increase your energy. This powerful combination has been show to contain anti carcinogenic properties. Add a teaspoon of bicarb to a glass of not too hot filtered water and add the juice of half a lemon, mix well and drink in the morning before eating… for more information visit http://drsircus.com/medicine/sodium-bicarbonate-baking-soda/baking-soda-and-lemon-juice.
Try mixing lemon juice with hot water to help with heartburn, indigestion and nausea.
DETOX AND KEEP HYDRATED
A glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice is a great way to detoxify your liver and keep you hydrated. It is also thought to help eliminate uric acid from the body.
Squeezing fresh lemon juice onto your salad or soup, fish or hot tea will not only increase the nutritional value, improve the taste, it will also help prevent and treat infections like the common cold.
GREAT IMMUNE BOOSTER
Lemons are not just antibacterial they are antiseptic, anti-scorbutic, antiviral, antimicrobial, antioxidant, germicide, and a great immune booster!
Not only packed with Vitamins B1, B2 A and C they contain lots of minerals which include, magnesium, potassium, calcium and phosphorous. Helping to remove toxins from the body.
Sugars in a lemon are unprocessed, unrefined and easily absorbed to nourish our bodies.
KEEP THE PEEL
In fact the lemon peel contains 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the juice. Make sure you don’t waste them. An easy way of removing the peel is to freeze the lemon first. Then grate onto your meal, drink or in your juice and increase the health benefits.
The liver can make more enzymes out of fresh lemon juice than any other food. Its similar in structure to our digestive juices and tricks the stomach into producing bile which helps with the smooth running of the gastrointestinal tract.
Lemons also help the body fight off viruses and allergic reactions and protect the mucous membrane that lines the respiratory tract. Lemons are a good source of limonene, an oil found in citrus fruits, believed by some researchers to stimulate white corpuscle activity and to have anti-cancer properties
The lemon is believed to be one of the best fruits to keep your metabolism going and aiding weight loss.