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Lemon Juice The Ultimate Digestive Aid

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Lemon Juice Digestion

Lemons and even limes for that matter can sometimes be an overlooked extremely under valued fruit. Packing unique flavonoid compounds, anti-oxidants, and even possessing anti-canter fighting properties. Loaded with vitamin C (1/4 a cup provides almost 50% RDI) to help protect against free radicals which can damage blood vessels and change cholesterol causing the possibility of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease. Therefore consuming at least 1-2 glasses (8 fl oz) of warm water combined with 1-2 squeezed lemon slices a day has many benefits. Note that the optimal times to consume this drink are immediately  upon waking up, preferably 30-60 mins before consuming breakfast, and 15-30 mins before bed.

Top Reasons To Consume Lemon Water Everyday

1. The atomic composition of lemons/limes are similar to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices thus helping with digestion.

2. According to Dr. Alexander F. Beddoe, author of Biological Ionization as Applied to Human Nutrition, The liver produces more enzymes from lemon/lime water than any other food. 

3. Lemon water has the ability to create an alkalizing effect within the body since it is buffered. Consuming a lemon/lime water before each meal can help the body in maintaining a balanced PH of 7.0.

4. Last but not least, as mentioned above, lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C which in turn is an important antioxidants in nature. A water soluble vitamin, it travels through the body ridding it of free radicals and reducing inflammation. Less inflammation in your GI (gastrointestinal) tract equates to a decreased likelihood for GI disorders.