Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lemon Water – Alkalizing Superstar

So What Are the Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water?

Almost as cunningly simple in its title as ‘green drink’ – lemon water is quite blindingly straightforward in its makeup: it is water with lemon squeezed in. Could it be any easier?

The beauty of lemon water is that it is tasty, refreshing and best of all, alkalizing. The lemon juice raises the alkalizing effect of the water so even with standard tap water you can make your drink nice and alkalizing.

Apart from being an amazing body alkalizer, lemon water also gives the following health benefits:
Lemons are antiseptic
             Lemon water has excellent digestive properties and can ease
                          heartburn, bloating and other digestion problems
             Lemon water cleanses and stimulates the liver and kidneys
             Lemon juice contains calcium, magnesium and potassium
             Lemon juice has been known to relieve asthma
             Lemon water (hot) offers relief from cold and flu symptoms while
                          providing some much needed Vitamin C
             Lemon juice is a great skin cleanser
So if you do not do anything else – start every single day with a glass of lovely lemon water!
It is not the relative acidity/alkalinity of the food but rather the effect it has on the body that is important. Seemingly acidic foods such as lemons, limes and tomato are acidic in their basic state, but once metabolized by the body have an alkalizing effect. The high alkaline mineral content of these foods means that once consumed and metabolized they increase the alkalinity of the cells of the body.
Extra Update:  If you are concerned about tooth enamel and lemon water,here are a few suggestions  :
Clean your teeth after your lemon water. Toothpaste is highly alkaline so neutralizes any acids in the mouth – remember the lemon is still acidic until you metabolize it, and at this point it has an alkaline effect on the body
          Drink a glass of (pre alkaline) water – or just rinse your mouth out
          Drink the lemon water through a straw

"When we have the opportunity to help someone, we should do it."  
~Galatians 6:10 (NCV)

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