Better Health Naturally

by Vicki Moser, CTN

Lemons

with 3 comments

lemons.jpgDo lemons make your stomach acid?  Many people think that lemons are very acidic.  What you have to understand is that during digestion lemons have an alkaline affect on the body.

            Lemons are a tremendous antiseptic, preventing infection and putrefaction. Not only will a lemon clean your cutting board of any impurity, it will also clean your digestive tract of all infection.  Lemon juice (fresh squeezed) is also a great liver cleanser and works as a solvent for uric acid and other poisons.

            The average size lemon contains 16 mg phosphorus, 2 mg sodium, 26 mg calcium, 138 mg potassium, 53 mg Vit C, .6 grm iron.  This makes them good for asthma, gas, colds, cough, sore throat, flu, heartburn, liver complaints, scurvy, fevers, rheumatism.

            Lemons build bones and teeth and nourish the brain and nerve cells.  To aid digestion about 1 tablespoon of juice in a cup of hot water will stimulate the stomach and liver.  A teaspoon of lemon juice in 4 oz of water might relieve heartburn.  A lemonade fast is very healing, helping the lungs, liver, stomach and pancreas.

In one quart container add the juice from 6 lemons (about 1 cup) and ¼ cup of honey then fill with distilled water.  Drink two quarts of the lemonade and 2 quarts of distilled water by bedtime. This will give you about 1200 calories, enough to do light work in a normal day.  Do this for three days.  It will balance your system and help your body to detox.

            Remember, lemons are a great way to stay healthy, naturally.

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Written by cosmicallybeffudled

October 7, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Posted in nutrition, recipes

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  1. Do you have any scientific evidence that lemon juice has an alkalizing effect on the body (i.e. blood)? It seems to me that the alkalizing diet philosophy is fraught with contradictions, as many sources I have come across disagree on what makes a food “alkalizing” or “acidifying”. I would like some more concrete evidence that lemon juice raises the pH of the body. Intuitively, it seems to be plausible (simply because drinking lemon juice makes me feel good) — but this is a question which should be answered by science rather than intuition. Regards, Zchild

    Zchild

    November 21, 2007 at 3:01 am

  2. Also … you mention that consuming lemons “builds the teeth,” however I would argue that drinking any acidic liquid regularly in fact destroys ones teeth. This is why some people like to mix baking soda in with their apple cider vinegar water before drinking it.

    Zchild

    November 21, 2007 at 3:04 am

  3. This was a Good write up, I will save this post in my Digg account. Have a good day.

    Lue Olivera

    June 14, 2010 at 4:15 am


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