In my family we have experienced the benefits of lemon inclusion in our diet from lemon water first thing in the morning to squeeze a lemon, lemons setting goals in smoothies, etc. I decided to explore more of the therapeutic benefits of lemons, and this is what I found.
Lime also have similar therapeutic benefits, so if you are there where lemons are easily available then you can be able to change limes for lemons. Lemons are from India and then spread throughout the world to temperate and tropical regions of the world.
They sought from the very beginning of the sailors to prevent or treat scruvy which is vitamin C deficiency. It is grown on an evergreen shrub and tree which produces ripe yellow fruit almost all year round. It is highly appreciated in the production of lemon oil, lemon juice, pectin and citric acid.
For optimal benefits of lemon drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. If you are less than 150 lbs- use ½ lemon squeezed into a glass of water and drink purified water twice daily. If you are more than 150 kilograms whole lemon juice squeezed in a glass of purified water and drink twice daily.
Lemons contain high amounts of vitamin C (88 percent of the recommended daily dose), it is water-soluble antioxidant. It is widely known that consumption of foods high in vitamin C content helps the organism to develop resistance to infection and destroys harmful free radicals from the blood. Free radicals attach themselves and their disability membrane, which causes inflammation and swelling of healthy cells.
Lemons alleviate digestive problems when mixed with hot water. This helps nausea, heartburn. The liver removes toxins from the blood and turns them into free radicals, vitamin C in lemons is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals. Lemons also aids digestion by stimulating the liver to produce more bile.
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