Lemons alkalize blood and tissues
I have a beautiful lemon tree in the garden full of big yellow lemons. When I have seen you today, I have thought to emphasize the importance of lemon when preparing recipes and juices.
The last two weeks I start and finish each day with lemon water to alkalize the body. During sleep, lung ventilation causes respiratory acidosis. Respiratory acidosis is a condition that occurs when the lungs cannot remove all of the carbon dioxide that the body produces.
This causes body fluids, especially blood, to become too acidic. This is the reason why our first urine in the morning has a dark yellowish color. That is why it is best to start the day with an alkaline drink.
The body cleanses itself while we rest, so drinking lemon water before bed also makes perfect sense, as it supports our inherent detoxification abilities.
Healing powers of lemons
Making lemon water is very easy to prepare. You need a large glass of clean water and squeeze the lemon into it. Squeeze a lemon for every half a liter. If you're still not convinced, here are some amazing healing powers of lemons:
The bitter taste of lemon gives these fruits the ability to increase peristalsis (pumping movements in the intestines) that helps eliminate waste from the intestines and improve regularity. Adding mineral salts to lemon water will increase the effectiveness of the bowel cleansing.
Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer or anti-acid compounds, including a naturally occurring oil that slows, stops, and plugs acids that break down healthy tissue and cause cancerous tumors to form. Lemons also contain a substance called flavanol glycosides, which prevent acids that spoil healthy cells from causing a ripple effect by creating more cancer cells.
Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.
Lemons contain vitamin C, flavonoids, B vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber that help maintain the alkaline state of the body.
Chemically balances the body
Although lemons are acidic with a pH of 3.5, they contain an alkalizing compound of potassium bicarbonate that interacts with metabolic acids in the body to have an alkalizing effect on body fluids that help to alkaline the body's pH.
Lemons contain the phytonutrient hesperetin, which in different studies has been shown to relieve allergy symptoms by reducing the acidic toxins that cause allergic reactions.
Brain and nervous system disorders
Lemons contain the powerful phytonutrient tangeretin in their peel. Lemons have been shown to be effective for brain disorders like Parkinson's disease which regulates excess acid from sugar, acetylaldehyde, and alcohol which destroys brain cells.
The rutin (rutoside) found in lemons has been shown in research to improve symptoms of eye disorders, including diabetic retinopathy by regulating the acids that destroy the delicate rods and cones of the eye.
In addition to being effective in reducing the environmental, dietary, metabolic and respiratory acids that cause cold and flu symptoms, the terpene limonoids found in lemons have been shown to have proven anti-acid effects in other types of acidic conditions, such as acid reflux, indigestion, tissue irritation and inflammation, induration, and ulceration.
In addition to improving diabetes-related eye problems, lemons contain hesperetin which reduces acids in the blood, especially acidic sugar levels from glucose.
The vitamin C found in lemon juice helps dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones.
The potassium bicarbonate found in lemons helps neutralize the environmental, dietary, metabolic and respiratory acids associated with aging and most diseases.
Being healthy is really about being at a weight that is right for you. The best way to find out if you are at a healthy weight or if you need to lose or gain weight is to talk to a doctor or dietitian, who can compare your weight with healthy norms to help you set realistic goals.