Lemons are acidic to the taste buds but are highly alkaline in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline forming foods; which makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Lemons are found in all kinds of varieties all over the world and is an essential food in kitchens everywhere.
Here are a few of the health benefits of eating lemons
1. Lemons are alkalizing for the body
They are acidic to start with but they are transformed into being alkaline inside your body and helps to restore balance to the body’s Ph level.
2. Lemons are very rich in vitamin C
Along with an abundance of vitamin C, lemons also include plenty of flavonoids that work to fight against infections like the flu and the common cold.
3. Lemons are good for your liver
Lemons are a wonderful stimulant for the liver and it is also a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons which liquefies the bile. Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a very good liver detoxifier.
4. Lemons treat scurvy
Just by giving one ounce of lemon juice diluted with water every two or three hours, you can treat scurvy. The uric acid that is found in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, kidney stones and calcium deposits.
5. Lemons strengthen the blood vessels
Vitamin P (bioflavonoids) in lemon help in strengthening the blood vessels thus preventing internal hemorrhage. Also making it very useful in treating high blood pressure. Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds which include naturally occurring limonene; oil which slows or halts the growth of cancer tumors in animals and flavonol glycosides which stop cell division in cancer.
6. Lemons clean your bowels
Lemons increase peristalsis in the bowels, helping to create a bowel movement, thereby eliminating waste and helping with regularity in your bowel movements. Add the juice of one lemon to warm water and drink it first thing in the morning every morning for the best results.