Drinking lemon water is good for the body. The most alkaline forming food you can eat is a lemon. Here is a simple way to get some quick alkalizing going into your body. Lemon juice has great digestive qualities so symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are often relieved. Also, lemons help cleanse the body of toxins. Learn more 16 Health Benefits of Lemon – the Alkaline Powerfood
- Wash lemon well
- Cut lemon in half, horizontally
- Squeeze each half of a lemon
- Add to 2 – 4 cups of water. The lemon juice can be diluted more according to taste.
- Add stevia to taste
“The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc.; rickets and tuberculosis. In pregnancy, it will help to build bone in the child.” – Back to Eden, Mr. Kloss
Nutrition Tip: Fresh lemons are high in Vitamin C and dietary Fiber. It also has Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Iron and Magnesium and is low in calories.
The stevia in this recipe also has many health benefits. Read them here: The Sweet Benefits of Stevia
To read more about alkalizing the body click here: Balance the Body with Acid/Alkaline Balance.
How many lemons to consume:
- For a weight of less than 150 pounds, 1 whole lemon a day.
- For a weight of over 150 pounds, 2 whole lemons a day.
When you are making your lemon water make sure you are not filling your body with chemicals. I know that it was making me ill a long time ago and have always drank filtered water. Here is the water filter I am using and very happy with it. The only way to remove fluoride is to use a reverse osmosis system and some are better then others. When I did my research this is the one I decided on.
APEC Water System, 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System
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Light Herb Lemon Olive Oil Salad Dressing: It’s easier to make than to say it. Sugar free and low calories.
Asparagus with Lemon Juice: Two tasty powerfoods together.
Borscht: Lemon is an important ingredient.
Avocado Vegetable Dip: A healthy party dip that is chemical-free, sugar-free, dairy free, gluten-free…and very delicious