The splendor of a lemon should go far beyond the function of a cute little decoration on the side of a glass. It has been proven over and over again, that drinking a glass of water spiked with a fresh squeeze of an organic lemon is a good start to getting nutritional elements; creating a refreshing drink that raises your bodies PH, all, while helping your body get the energy from the food you are eating. Surely, lemon is one fruit you don’t want to eliminate from the family diet!
I recently discovered this splendor after visiting a friend who drinks high volumes of chilled lemon water, punched from her very own fruit tree. She eagerly offers this natural concoction to all her guest. Recently, after hearing her spiel on the benefits of lemons, I decided to do a little research myself. I must say, if you are looking for simple basic lifestyle habits to incorporate into your family’s daily life, this is certainly a good place to start. Lemon juice can stimulate and remind us of the value of planetary health and wellness from the brightest seed bearing fruit.
To sum up the latest research, lemon juice is the richest source of vitamins and minerals know to man. It has been recognized for ages to be a natural fat-burner and for its strong antioxidants. They are a great source of Vitamin C, Potassium, Folic Acid, and Flavonoids.
If you’re like myself, you might wonder: what is the benefit of raising our bodies PH levels? Well, having a low pH means your body is acidic. When our body is acidic, it doesn’t function quite as well as it should. We become more susceptible to illness, fatigue, etc.
Other benefits include: helping regulate the liver, promotes peristalsis, encourages tissue building, strengthens and energizes the heart, stimulates and builds the kidneys and adrenal glands. Its oxygen builds vitality, its calcium strengthens and builds the lungs, its sodium encourages tissue building, and its iron builds the red corpuscles. In addition, it aids the thyroid for deeper breathing and has been shown to dissolve kidney stones and aid in digestion along with reducing water retention, skin radiance, and even helps remove unwanted toxins from the body. The white, soft portion of the skin of lemons contains an important substance called limonene, studies of which have shown to have wonderful anti-cancer properties.
Like other citrus fruits, lemons are on the “must buy organic” list. According to a study done at the University of Washington, organic lemons contain ten times the antioxidant levels of conventionally grown lemons. There is enough stored energy in a lemon to run a clock for a week or longer! Just think of what that same lemon could do for you and your family.
The next time you’re served a cute glass with a lemon on the side; remember to give it a squeeze. It could be the best thing you do all day, giving credence to the old adage: If life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.