When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Smile and say, “Thank you!”

The therapeutic benefits of lemon are hard to dispute.  Lemons are high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function, help control blood pressure, and provide relaxation to the mind and body.

They are also one of the most alkaline foods around and help dissolve uric acid which reduces joint inflammation (and subsequent pain). It has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet tend to lose weight faster, because they have less overall absorption of sugar (not to mention they are generally not eating garbage!). Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.  Lemon juice also helps replenish body salts, especially after strenuous workouts.

Lemons are high in pectin fiber which helps fight hunger cravings, and also help to flush out unwanted materials! They do this by increasing the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy and reduce the risk of forming kidney stones.

Eating them encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation!

You may want to start a new routine of having a glass of warm lemon water daily. Maybe even try it with a pinch of Himalayan salt which possesses 84 trace minerals known to offer many similar health benefits to lemons! Drink lemon water every day and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity.  Lemon juice also helps replenish body salts, especially after strenuous workouts.  Drink up!

Worried about your tooth enamel?  Try drinking it through a straw!

Want more info? Try these links below!

http://www.livestrong.com/article/16383-make-body-alkaline/
http://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/benefits-of-lemon-water#4

35 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Lemon Water

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