Lemon Juice in Warm Water
Drink 8 ounces of warm water with 1/2 lemon
Consider the lemon. No one quite knows where it originated, but it is ancient: there are depictions of citrus fruits from Roman Mosaics in Carthage, and frescoes in Pompeii. Lemons first grew in Southern India, Northern Burma and China, and are thought to be a hybrid between sour orange and citron according to a scientific paper in the Journal of the American Society of Horticultural Science. They first made their way into Europe through Italy in the first century A.D.
Discovery of the health benefits of Lemons
Lemons and other citrus fruits have longed been used on sea voyages. Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds on the Hispaniola. In 1747, James Lind first tried adding lemon juice into the diets of sailors suffering from scurvy – not yet knowing that Vitamin C was the actual cure. Ten years later, he wrote a treatise on scurvy that was published in London and established the basis for using lemons to prevent scurvy and other diseases.
Vitamin C is water soluble. Humans and some animals (especially Guinea Pigs) are unable to manufacture Vitamin C themselves, and must add it daily to their diets, as it is a co-factor in many enzymatic reactions in the body.
Not only do lemons have Vitamin C, they’re high in B vitamins and essential minerals like Calcium and Potassium.
Many cleansing diets call for warm water and lemon juice as a diuretic and an aid to synthesizing toxic materials into substances that can be absorbed by water.
But Lemon juice makes me pucker up!
Yes, the lemon tree is very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Never mind that. Drink it. It’s good for you!
Mix 8 ounces of warm water – almost but not quite hot, as you want to be able to drink it quickly – with the juice of 1/2 of a lemon.
- Daily upon arising in the morning
- Better Digestion
- Lower Blood Sugar
- Healthy body pH Level
- Natural Diuretic
- Aids liver function
- Promotes healthier skin
- Soothes minor throat and respiratory problems
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