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Some foods are acidifying when introduced to the body, and others are alkalizing. So what you consume on a daily basis will change the pH levels of your blood, saliva and urine. The pH scale goes from 0-14 (with acidic substances falling below 7 and basic substances falling above 7). Normal levels for body fluid pH hover right in the middle of that range. Foods can either raise or lower your pH level, and this is based on the mineral content of the food – not the actual pH of the food itself. Lemon juice, for example, has a low pH, but has an alkalizing effect on the body when consumed.

The theory behind an alkaline diet is that because our body’s pH level is slightly alkaline, with a normal range of 7.36 to 7.44, our diet should reflect this and also be slightly alkaline. An imbalanced diet high in acidic foods such as animal protein, sugar, caffeine, and processed foods tends to disrupt this balance. The alkaline diet can deplete the body of alkaline minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, making people prone to chronic and degenerative disease.

An imbalance of acidity/alkalinity creates a favorable condition for bacteria growth, yeast and other harmful organisms and it also weakens our immune system. All cells that make up the human body are slightly alkaline, and therefore they must maintain some alkalinity to function and remain healthy.

We rely on absorbed nutrients to build our body’s tissues, fluids and other substances and to breakdown substances that are used as energy, or to form waste by-products.

 

These ongoing processes are generically known as the body’s ‘metabolism’.  Our body’s metabolism heavily relies on the actions of enzymes, hormones and other biochemical reactions every second of the day and night.

 

However, as each alkaline cell performs its task of respiration, it continues to secrete metabolic wastes which are acidic in nature.  The by-product of this cellular activity which gives the cell energy and function, in itself creates ‘acidic’ waste.  Although these wastes are used for cellular energy and function, they mustn’t be allowed to build up, which they can often do especially around joints and in muscles.

 

One example is the often painful lactic acid, created through exercise, which is often experienced in the form of ‘cramps’.  The body goes to great lengths to attempt to neutralize and detoxify these acids before they become toxins within and around the cell, which would change the healthy cellular environment.

 

Lemons

There may not be a more alkalizing food than lemons. It is great for overall immune health and helps flush toxins from the body by making the liver more efficient.

Pineapple

Pineapple is an incredibly potent super fruit. It helps the body stay in an alkaline state. Besides its alkaline benefits, it has also shown anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. A study we reported on in April of last year showed that pineapple extract may kill cancer cells.

Directions:

Process the following ingredients in a blender:

2 cups of pineapple
1/2 a lemon, peeled
1 cup of water

So try out this simple, easy recipe and enjoy the benefits that it brings for your body pH balance.

If you have parsley growing in your herb garden you’ve got more than just an attractive garnish and a tasty herb. You also have a key ingredient for burning fat and maintaining a healthy weight. A tea made from the parsley plant provides powerful antioxidants, acts as a diuretic and can help balance the hormones that contribute to weight gain. Parsley is also one of the many all-natural ingredients in All Day Energy Greens, a green drink that can help you with your overall health and fitness goals.

 

Because of its unique ability to complement the tastes of so many foods, parsley is by far the most popular herb and it is used in recipes all over the world. Parsley was lauded for its medicinal purposes long before it became accepted as food. The ancient Greeks considered it sacred and even wore laurel wreaths made from parsley. Historical records indicate it was first consumed as food in Europe during the middle ages.

 

When consumed in tea form, parsley has diuretic properties and aids digestion, both of which can help jump-start a diet. Parsley leaves are rich in flavonoids and antioxidants and are packed with essential nutrients such as magnesium, calcium and potassium. Vegetable and herbal based teas are beneficial for people losing weight because they provide nutrients that they may be missing when they eliminate certain foods from their diets.

 

Exploring the powerful properties of parsley:

  • Boasts Vitamin A, C, K
  • Aids in digestion
  • Rich in flavonoids and antioxidants
  • Packed with essential nutrients like magnesium, calcium and potassium.
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Detoxifier, known to cleanse the liver
  • Known cancer fighter and immune strengthener
  • Helps combat cellulite and menstrual pains

Parsley contain two types of interesting components each one with unique health benefits. The first type is volatile oil components (limonene, myristicin, alpha-thujene and eugenol and the second one is flavonoids (apigenin, apiin, luteolin and crisoeriol).

Consuming parsley abundantly helps to balance excess sebum secretion in oily skin. It further helps to clear the pores, which might otherwise lead to acne outbreaks. Zinc in parsley controls skin inflammation and promotes skin regeneration. It also reduces the redness and diminishes acne blemishes.

Homocysteine, an amino acid present in the body, is dangerous to blood vessels. This is made harmless by Folate or Vitamin B9 present in Parsley keeping you safe from cardiovascular diseases, heart attacks, etc.

Parsley leaves are imbued with several flavonoids. These are pigments with properties that benefit the human body. One of such flavonoids named apigenin can thwart breast cancer cells from growing, as was revealed in a 2008 study.

You should drink a glass of the following juice every day:

Ingredients:

  • 1 branch of parsley

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 glass of water

 

Blend the parsley in your blender with a glass of water and then squeeze the juice of one lemon in the water. Drink this drink for 5 days straight in the mornings and then take e ten day break afterwards. This drink will boost your metabolism and will support the process of losing weight.

Drinking lemon water in the morning helps your gut by stimulating the production of hydrochloric acid, a critical ingredient needed by our stomach to digest and expel waste because it is rich in vitamin C. A lot of experts that includes doctors and nutritionists encourage people to drink lemon juice or use it as a sweetener in their green juices because it is rich in vitamin C that is known to neutralize free-radicals in our body.

It has an alkalizing effect which helps greatly in balancing our body’s pH levels. Scientifically known as Citrus limon, lemon is an excellent source of various nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium and pectin fiber, making it ideal for those who have heart problems. In fact, it has more potassium comparing to apples and grapes. It may not be a lot but this citrus fruit also has traces of vitamin A and iron. Overall, this little yellow fruit packs a lot of nutritional punch. It is rich in antioxidants that will neutralize free radicals from oxidizing cells and it stimulates our digestive system to flush out toxins from the body.

Lemon water benefits:

 Keeps your skin clean

The antioxidants in lemon juice help to not only decrease blemishes, but wrinkles too! It can also be applied to scars and age spots to reduce their appearance, and because it’s detoxifying your blood, it will maintain your skin’s radiance.

Alkalizes

It is SO important to try to get your body back to its ideal PH.  This should be a constant consideration as disease and inflammation only occurs when the human body is too acidic.  Fruits are alkalizing, but greens are even more powerful.

Digestion

Warm water with lemon helps digestion as lemon contains citric acid. It interacts with other enzymes and acids which easily stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and digestion.

Weight loss

Water with lemon helps with weight loss. Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps suppress hunger cravings. Studies have proven people with a better alkaline diet have lost weight faster.

Boosts your immunity

There is a reason why oranges are favorites during flu season. Once again, you need enough vitamin C to boost your immune system and fight infections. The good news is lemon is also full of this vitamin too. Even better news is that you don’t have to pop so many pills anymore because lemon water can already supply much of the vitamin C your body needs to fight those dreaded colds. And yes, it keeps your immune system up and running too.

How to prepare it:

Take out a couple of fresh, preferably organic lemons. Slice them as thin or thick as you like. Squeeze some of the sliced lemons into the water but not all. Grate some of the zest of these squeezed slices into your drink. Place the remaining un-squeezed slices in your bottle. Fill to the brim with either boiling hot, or ice cold water.

Prepare this easy drink at home and enjoy all of the amazing benefits that it gives to your body.

 

 

Over the past few centuries, the uses for lemons have been astounding. In 500 AD, the ancient Egyptians developed lemonade. Then in the 1800’s, lemons were known as a cure for scurvy, a debilitating condition caused by a lack of vitamin C. Lemon is one ingredient that not only adds a delicious taste to cooking, it is also known for its properties in health and beauty.  This food has properties that are astringent, disinfectant, and act as a natural lightener for hair and skin.  They are also characterized by high contents in Vitamin C, antioxidants, and compounds that regulate acidity and promote fat elimination. Apart from being a storehouse of Vitamin C, lemons are also enriched with Vitamin B6, copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc, flavonoids, antioxidants and phosphorus. Adding lemon to your diet will help keep digestion and tummy troubles like constipation at bay. It is known to cleanse the digestive system along with blood purifying properties.
Here are the top uses of lemons:

Whiten Yellow Nails

Soak fingers in lemon juice for five minutes. To prevent stains in the future, apply a clear protective base coat before nail polish.

Produce Preserver

Make your fruit and vegetable slices last longer by coating them with lemon juice. The citric acid will help keep them from browning.

Teeth whitener

Mix baking soda and lemon juice, and apply it to your teeth with a clean Q-tip. Then, use your toothbrush to scrub your teeth and rinse. It’s way cheaper than going to your dentist’s office.

Skin Care

Lemon juice, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can also cure problems related to the skin. The juice can be applied to reduce the pain of sun burns, and it helps to ease the pain from bee stings as well. It is also good for acne and eczema. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Drinking its juice mixed with water and honey brings a healthy glow to the skin, and if you thoroughly search the cosmetic market, you will find some soaps containing this juice, but they aren’t too easy to find.

Clean And Deodorize Smelly Plastic Containers

Rub a lemon over the inside of a plastic container, or rinse it with lemon juice to help remove stains and smells.

Improves marks

Acne, sun exposure, illnesses, diet, and other factors can all cause marks on skin, which aesthetically, do not look very good.  One very effective way of improving and reducing the appearance of marks is to apply a bit of lemon juice to the affected area, allow to work for 15 minutes, and wash off with cold water.  Do this treatment at night, as sun exposure could cause adverse reactions.

Air freshener

 An equal amount of water and lemon juice placed in an air freshener will supply your house with a nice, fresh scent.

 

Soften And Whiten Elbows  

 

When your elbows start getting that flaky, dry look, mix up some baking soda and lemon juice to make a paste. Rub this mixture into your elbows for a smoothing, whitening, and exfoliating treatment.

Nail Strengthener

Have you been getting too many gel manicures? Make a mixture of your favorite cooking oil (try olive oil) with lemon juice, and soak your nails. This is a good practice if your nails are dry and brittle, but it’s also a great way to help fix nails that have yellowed.

A liver detox or cleanse is one of the most important things you can do for your body. The liver is one of the body’s most important organs of detoxification and although it has a very sophisticated and complex detoxification system there is no doubt that its capacity can become overwhelmed by the amount of toxins it has to deal with from today’s toxic environment. Cleansing the liver of gallstones dramatically improves digestion, which is the basis of your whole health. You can expect your allergies to disappear, too, more with each cleanse you do! Incredibly, it also eliminates shoulder, upper arm, and upper back pain. You have more energy and increased sense of well being.

It is the job of the liver to make bile, 1 to 1½ quarts in a day! The liver is full of tubes (biliary tubing) that deliver the bile to one large tube (the common bile duct). The gallbladder is attached to the common bile duct and acts as a storage reservoir (see page). Eating fat, protein, or citric acid triggers the gallbladder to squeeze itself empty after about 20 minutes, so the stored bile finishes its trip down the common bile duct to the intestine.

 

liver detox aims to cleanse the liver of toxins by increasing bile flow or supporting the two major detox pathways with specific nutrients from food and supplements. Before you do any liver detox it is vital that your bowels are working well as one of the routes for getting rid of toxins is via the bile which carries the poisons out of the body in the feces. If you are in any doubt then you cannot go wrong by doing a bowel cleanse before you start a liver detox.

 

There are various versions of this and it is a matter of picking one you like the look of. It involves drinking a lemon juice and oil drink every morning on an empty stomach for 5 days. It can be repeated several times.

Some versions recommend drinking a glass of room temperature pure water first thing in the morning then follow an hour later with the lemon drink. You can start with the lemon and olive oil drink if you prefer or cannot wait the hour.

Research published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology concluded that an olive oil-rich diet protects against this disease by decreasing the accumulation of TGs in the liver and TG levels after meal. Another study confirmed the benefits of extra-virgin olive oil against chronic liver injury. This is thanks to its antioxidant effects and its ability to regulate the function of liver cells and boost metabolism.

 Lemon juice help detox the liver, it also helps protect the organ from damage. A study published by Indian researchers showed that hesperidin (a citrus bioflavonoid found in lemons) demonstrated the ability to protect the liver from toxic damage.

You can prepare this detox drink by adding 1 tablespoon lemon juice and one tablespoon olive oil in a glass of water and drink it in the morning before breakfast. Your whole body will enjoy the benefits of this simple natural remedy.

Lemon is one of the healthiest fruits on the Earth, full of essential nutrients and vitamins which support our overall health.

This fruit is full of Vitamins A, C, B1, B6, minerals, calcium, phosphorus, pectin, magnesium, folic acid, bioflavanoids and potassium

Beyond its food spicing and flavoring uses, the citrus product has also been extensively used for medicinal purposes for several centuries.

In a similar vein, many lemon compounds thwart colds and related infections, boost flu recovery, and impressively reinforce the immune system. Although the staple is acidic in nature, it’s actually alkaline in nature and will overcome unhealthy gastric acids to achieve normal pH levels.

Lemon positively affects the liver, stomach, intestines, immune system, cardiovascular and nervous system.

If you regularly eat lemon you can prevent diseases such as bronchitis, flu, colds, laryngitis, arthritis, bacterial infection, kidney and gallstones, high blood pressure. According to the latest research, lemon can even prevent cancer. But did you know that lemon can also be used as a coating in order to treat joints?

The use of lemons to relieve the joint pain is quite unpopular among people. Lemon peel consists of essential oils which help to relax the blood vessels. It also consists of anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce the nerve and joint pain. Joint pain can be caused by injury affecting any of the ligaments, or tendons surrounding the joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, and bones within the joint. Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation(arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) and infection, and extremely rarely it can be a cause of cancer of the joint. Pain within the joint is a common cause of shoulder painankle pain, and knee pain. Joint pain is also referred to as arthralgia. The sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to joint pain.

Here are two methods in which you can use the lemon peel to reduce the inflammation and pain in joints.

  1. Wrap Grated Lemon Peel

Ingredients

  • Lemon peel- 2 (from 2 medium sized lemons)

Take peel of 2 lemons and grate it careful. Only grate the yellow part of lemon peel and not the white one. Now, rub the peel directly on the affected part. Wrap it using a bandage. Leave the bandage on for 2 hours. Use this remedy twice a day to get rid of joint pain.

  1. Lemon Peels And Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • Lemon peel- 2 (from 2 medium sized lemons)
  • Olive oil

Place the peels of two lemons in a glass jar, and pour some olive oil over them. Close the jar and leave it to stand for 2 weeks. Afterward, the lemon oil will be ready for use. All you need to do is to pour some of it on gauze and place it on the affected area. Secure it with a bandage, and leave it to act during the night.

So go ahead and try out these easy and simple recipes. Lemon peels have proven themselves really effective to treat joint pain.

As always if you have severe symptoms contact you doctor.

Danette May is a well known supporter of health and she challenged people to her experiment. It is really easy and simple. It lasts 28 days and you need to drink one glass of lemon water in the morning.

Lemon botanically it is a citrus fruit in the Rutaceae family (scientifically known as Citrus Limon), and while being the smallest in its family has more comprehensive health benefits than its family members.

They are likely to have originated in India around the Himalayan foothills and spread from there.  The two main types of lemons are the Lisbon and Eureka.  There are others that have come into vogue such as the sweeter Meyer Lemons. The fruit is lower in calories about 29 per 100 grams, which makes it one of the lower in its family. They also contain

  • 3 grams protein
  • 6 grams sugar
  • 1 gram fiber
  • 0 grams fat
  • 303 mg potassium
  • 112 mg vitamin C
  • 6 mg magnesium
  • 7 mcg folate

 

Lemon water has some amazing properties:

  • Aids digestion: Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation. According Dr. Gillian McKeith in her book You Are What You Eat, “A warm cup of water first thing in the morning (and even better with a squeeze of lemon) goes right through the bowels and cleans mucus out from the day before.”

  • Cleanses the liver: I mentioned that drinking lemon water flushes toxins and improves your digestion. But another beneficiary is the liver. By flushing toxins out of the liver, you enhance enzyme function. By cleansing your liver, you ensure that this very important organ can do an efficient job.

  • Reduces joint pain: Another benefit of drinking lemon water is pain reduction (e.g., after a long day of work, a hard core workout, or even just a feeling of tiredness). Lemon water reduces both joint pain and muscle pain.

  • Clears Skin: Daily consumption of warm lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It helps purify your blood and encourages growth of new blood cells. Also, the high vitamin C content as well as other antioxidants in lemon helps keep the skin free from wrinkles and blemishes and helpscombat free-radical damage. The water and honey add restorative, antibacterial and collagen-boosting properties to promote your skin health.

  • Balances your body’s acidity (pH): The alkalizing effects of lemon and natural salt are highly useful for managing your body’s delicate pH balance, which is crucial for optimal functioning of the body’s systems.

  • Boosts immune function: One lemon serves up 139 percent of your daily value (DV) for vitamin C. Squeezing one lemon into your morning is a natural alternative to that vitamin C supplement you may be taking.

 

How to make lemon water:

  1. Pour a glass of room temperature water (if you have digestive problems, use hot water).
  2. Cut a lemon in half
  3. Squeeze the juice of the lemon directly into the glass of water. Water should turn cloudy.
  4. Drink and repeat the next morning

Proper liver function is absolutely essential for a healthy body and improved digestion. The liver processes the blood from the digestive tract, removing toxins and other impurities before the blood cycles out to the rest of the body. The liver also produces bile, which is stored in the gallbladder (which rests under the liver) and is essential for fat digestion. The two organs are jointly responsible for a well-balanced healthy body. Liver problems can lead to a variety of unpleasant symptoms. You may start to notice one or more of the symptoms below if your liver becomes toxic, fibrous, fatty, or scarred. Symptoms of an unhealthy liver include:

  • Running out of energy in the afternoon
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Mood swings
  • Bursts of anger, mood disorders, or anxiety
  • Bloating and gas
  • Occasional headaches
  • Brain Fog and lack of mental clarity
  • Muscle aches and stiffness
  • Bad breath or body odor
  • Brown spots on your skin or age spots
  • Bruising easily
  • Jaundice, or skin and eyes that take on a yellow color
  • Dark urine
  • Pale-colored stool or bloody/tar-colored stool
  • Constantly itchy skin
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Poor digestion
  • Nausea
  • Chronic fatigue

Another common problem is fatty liver disease, which often develops from the overindulgence or long-term use of alcohol. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease also exists, and can be brought on by certain medications, malnutrition, or other causes. One concern with fatty liver disease is that vague symptoms (generalized fatigue, weakness, nausea, confusion, impaired judgment, and loss of appetite) can build up for years before liver damage is implicated as the cause.

“Detoxification” is more accurately defined as the mobilization and elimination of waste, toxins, pathogens, and other unwanted debris from your body.

Health Benefits Of Turmeric

Turmeric is not only what makes mustard and curries yellow, but it’s an incredibly powerful nutritional supplement.

The Indian spice has chemical compounds called curcuminoids, of which curcumin is the most beneficial. Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory agent (helpful for arthritis among many other conditions) and an antioxidant. It also helps the body to absorb other antioxidants.

Curcumin has also been linked to delaying or reversing brain diseases in rats and improves the ability of the lining of the blood vessels to function properly or endothelial function, therefore, it’s been thought to reverse cardiovascular disease.

Here is a simple recipe on how to make this easy detox drink:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of turmeric
  • warm water
  • a dab of honey (optional)

Instructions

  • Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon into a mug.
  • Add the turmeric.
  • Add warm water.
  • Stir well.
  • Add honey to taste, if desired.

Keep spoon in the cup as turmeric will fall to the bottom so the drink will need to be mixed again.

So go ahead and make this easy drink at home and enjoy all of its benefits to your health.

Juicy, acidic, yet flavorful, lemon is one of the most widely used citrus fruits worldwide. Lime, a close relative, is comparatively smaller and possesses thinner skin.

Botanically, this citrus fruit belongs to the family of Rutaceae, in the genus, Citrus (which also includes orange, pomelo, tangerine, and grapefruit). Scientific name: Citrus limon. It is the smallest among citrus fruits, nevertheless, holds more health benefiting nutrients than other larger citrus family fruits such as oranges, yuzu, pomelo (Citrus maxima), etc.

Lemons are packed with numerous health benefiting nutrients. The fruit is less in calories, carrying just 29 calories per 100 g, the value being one of the lowest for the citrus fruits group.

They contain zero saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless are an excellent source of dietary fiber (7.36% of RDA). Lemon is one of the very low glycemic fruits.

Lemon’s acidic taste is because of citric acid. Citric acid constitutes up to 8% in its juice. Citric acid is a natural preservative, aids in smooth digestion, and helps dissolve kidney stones.

Lemons, like other fellow citrus fruits, are an excellent source of vitamin-C (ascorbic acid); provides about 88% of daily recommended intake. Ascorbic acid is a potent water-soluble natural anti-oxidant. This vitamin is helpful in preventing scurvy. Besides, consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the blood.

Lemons, like oranges, contain a variety of phytochemicals. Hesperetin, naringin, and naringenin are flavonoid glycosides commonly found in citrus fruits

Stress Relief

 

Some slices of lemon beside the bed take care of all the stress. Science has proved that the smell of lemons relaxes your mind and all the emotions.

 

Improve Focus

Your mind revolves around all negative things at night, well then you need to focus on the positive things and lemons will help you do that.

 

Increased Energy In The Morning

Those slices of lemons will make waking up in the morning less painful. The smell of lemon boosts your brain’s serotonin level and reduces the morning blues.

Better Breathing

Every time you try to sleep with a stuffy nose, you are reminded of the times you took the simple pleasure of breathing for granted. Luckily, for those less-than-clear moments, we can call on lemons. Just let the gentle scent of that anti-oxidizing, anti-bacterial fruit waft through your nostrils and sleep.

Blood Pressure Reduction

Lemon aroma reduces blood pressure. Considering 32% of all Americans suffer from high blood pressure, that makes lemon one handy fruit for a lot of people.

Weight loss

Add 2 drops of lemon essential oil in a glass of water and drink it 3 times daily to boost your metabolism and lose extra pounds.

Air Freshener

If you want your house to smell refreshing, just cut a few lemons in half and leave them in a bowl overnight. When you wake up the next day, the air will be fresh. They will do a better job than those expensive and headache-causing air-fresheners.

Eliminates Goo

Use this oil to remove the sticky goo left behind with stickers and gum.

Did you know that those lemon wedges are not just garnishes for your drink? They actually have a function for your health and well-being. That’s because lemons are packed with vitamins, trace elements and minerals that keep your body healthy.

In addition, lemons act as a natural energy booster and help to recharge dehydrated tissues and push out harmful toxins from your body.

Many doctors and nutritionists tout the benefits of lemon water and lemon juice. What do they know that the rest of us don’t?

Well not only does it pack a wallop of vitamin C in each serving, but this citrus fruit packs tons of nutritional punch. It helps flush the body out with its shot of fiber and the antioxidants help neutralize damaging free radicals in the body.

The nutrition info for 1 cup or 244 grams of fresh squeezed lemon juice is as follows according to Self Nutrition Data:

61 calories

3 grams protein

6 grams sugar

0 grams fat

112 mg vitamin C (187% daily value)

303 mg potassium (9% daily value)

31.7 g folate (8% daily value)

1 gram fiber (4% daily value)

14.6 milligrams magnesium (4% daily value)

0.1 mg Thaimin (5% daily value)

0.4 milligrams vitamin E (2% daily value)

0.1 gram vitamin B6 (6% daily value)

31.7 mcg Folate (8% daily value)

17.1 mg calcium (2% daily value)

14.6 mg magnesium (4% daily value)

303 mg potassium (9% daily value)

So you can see this very low sugar fruit has tons of nutritional benefits with tons of vitamins, minerals, and fiber for very low calorie cost.

Digestion

First on the list of lemon in water benefits is aiding digestion. Not only does regularly drinking water help with digestion, regularly drinking lemon water provides the body with citrus flavonoids that help the acid in the stomach break down food. For the greatest benefits, warming the water is recommended.

Warm up the muscles

Lemons act as a natural soother to tired muscles and painful joints. Sip a warm mug the morning after a long run or a hard workout and wait a few minutes to see how your body feels. Many people experience a soothing and relaxed feel after the lemon does its work.

Detox

Lemon helps to detoxify the liver with citric acid that helps the production of bile. Bile is created by the body to be a vehicle in removing toxins from the system. Bile acids are essential for absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins, regulating bacteria and yeast in the body, and encouraging intestines to rid the body of waste.

Balances pH

Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As you know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.

 Helps with weight loss

Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. And my experience is that when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.