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THE POWER OF LEMONS
THE POWER OF LEMONS
11th Jan, 2019
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Time and time again, lemons are naturally associated with detoxing. But, have you ever really asked why? Lemons are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body, which makes them a key ingredient for balancing any acidic condition in the body.

The acidic and fresh taste of lemons make them an easy-to-use star ingredient which will lift any number of dishes, from salad dressings to seafood. Or, as an easy win, lemon juice can be simply added to hot water first thing in the morning to kick-off your day. Check out our favourite powerful properties of lemons below…

RICH SOURCE OF VITAMIN C

A rich source of vitamin C – lemon juice protects the body from immune system deficiencies. Citrus fruits like lemons are really high in Vitamin C, which is a primary antioxidant that helps to protect cells from damaging free radicals.

POWERFUL ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES

The antibacterial properties of lemon juice make it a star ingredient for helping to fight infections. In fact, experiments have found that the juice of lemons can even destroy the bacteria of deadly diseases.

MAINTAINS DIGESTIVE HEALTH

Lemon juice helps to maintain the pH balance of the body and maintain digestive health by promoting digestion, increasing the metabolic rate and helping to regulate natural bowel movement.

CLEANSES THE LIVER

Finally, lemon juice is also very effective at cleansing the liver by promoting the liver to flush out nasty toxins. “The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons” says Jethto Kloss.
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