15 Real Benefits of Lemon Water and How to Make This Magic Drink

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Lemon water is a two-ingredient drink which has been considered as one of the most popular magic potions in the wellness community.

The idea is that after you wake up, you squeeze some lemon into a glass of warm water and drink it. The combination is said to help promote digestion, alkalize the body and boost your immunity.

The Truth About Lemon Water

How to make lemon water

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup boiling water

In a glass, squeeze lemon juice with lemon reamer; discard seeds if necessary. Add water, stir and drink while warm.

What you can get from this simple two-ingredient drink?

1.Lemon has shown to contain anti-carcinogenic properties as it contains limonoides which are phytochemicals found in a number of citrus fruits.

2.Lemon also has been shown to have strong anti-microbial effects which has been tested in research exploring the idea that cancer is very much like a fungus within the body. When treating cancer as a fungus, various methods can be used and some have found that lemon and bicarbonate can help fight the fungus causing various types of cancer.

3.Lemons are also effective in helping the body detoxify. They are rich in vitamin C and help your body neutralize cell-damaging free radicals.

4.Lemon is also used to help balance Ph. They are taken together as it is believed that lemon is one of the safest ways to introduce high alkaline substances into the system.

5.Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial

6.It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium

7.It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases

8.It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid

9.It helps cure the common cold

10.The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells

11.It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute

12.It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief

13.It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne

14.It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems

15.Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session

Sources:

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bk-1994-0546.ch015

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19276390

http://ifoodreal.com/how-to-make-lemon-water/

Beverly Entin
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    Where has this been all my life?

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    It also breaks down calcifications as with kidney stones, but also breaks down calcifications in the arteries.