Bet you think of lemons as acidic. Well, youre right and wrong. Hows that for confusion? Time to make sense of non-sense.
Lemon juice is actually a very weak acid, with a low sugar content. But its mineral contents are alkaline. This trumps the acid and helps to lower the acidity in our bodies.Alkaline bodies = good. Acidic bodies = bad.
Heres a secret to faking your age: every morning when you wake up drink 4-6 oz. of warm water with two teaspoons of fresh lemon juice squeezed in. Then go about your business. Shower, shave etc. etc. before sitting down to a well-deserved breakfast.
Why the wait between the lemon juice and breakfast? It gives the lemon juice a chance to meander on to your liver where it helps to purify and stimulate this vital organ. Lemon juice does other lovely stuff like reducing phlegm, liquefying bile, facilitating your digestion and priming your bowels to do what they do best. Who can complain about that.
And theres more. The high levels of potassium in lemon juice ensure that the electricity in your brain and nervous system can keep buzzing around in good shape. Brain fog and forgetfulness will also improve with that jolt of potassium.
Lemon juice also helps to dilute the uric acid which builds up and contributes to arthritic pain. So anyone who has arthritis should drink up (but lemon juice water only) for less pain.
The humble little lemon has even more goodies hidden within its juices. Its chockfull of vitamin C and contains a horde of B-complex vitamins. This is a real boon since our bodies cant create these B-complex vitamins. They must be acquired through food or supplements.
Best of all lemons are cheap, have very few calories, no fat and are rich in fibre. Smear some of the juice on your face to clear your complexion and fade dark age spots.
Fresh Lemon Juice
Slice the lemons in half and juice. Store the juice in a covered glass dish. Can be kept in refrigerator for up to one week.
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