Lemons have been known as the Swiss Army Knife of the fruit family because there are so many positive benefits of adding lemons to your diet. Sailors on long voyages in early times found this out first-hand when a common disease at the time, Scurvy, caused fatigue, bone pain and even death. This vitamin C deficiency was discovered and then easily remedied with lemons. The Trade-In: Sodas and other drinks for fresh squeezed lemon in water It’s easy and it’s good for you. Start by squeezing ½ a lemon into a glass of room temperature water every morning. Studies show the many benefits including:
- Balancing Acid and pH in your body.
- Reducing inflammatory factors that can cause joint pain, aches and other inflammation.
- Important Immunity Building Properties (flavonoids and vitamin C)
Next: Then trade-in your sodas for lemon water at lunch and at dinner. If you need a little sweetener, add a few drops of honey or some Stevia. While you might think of lemons as being acidic, most are surprised to learn that lemons absorb into the system as a high pH of a 10 on the alkaline scale. Studies show that over 200 disease states thrive in a low pH acidic state. Much of our foods and drinks are low on pH scale. Soft drinks like colas are 2.5 pH and 7 is considered neutral on the scale from 1 to 14. The proper balance in our blood is slightly acidic at 7.35 to 7.45. After breathing, our body’s primary objective is to maintain this balance at all costs. So if you’re drinking sodas, eating processed foods and other acidic foods, your body will rob minerals like potassium and magnesium to balance pH. You’ll also set yourself up for chronic conditions to thrive, which you want to avoid at all costs. Your goal should be to create a balanced pH for your body to thrive. In doing so, you’ll put a stop sign in front of diseases like cancer. A part of the automatic Trade-In Series on IQYOU. Become a free IQYOU Member Today. Click Here>>