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13 Healing Powers of Lemons

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13 Healing Powers of Lemons

If you’re not getting fresh lemons into your diet, you may want to reconsider after reading the many health benefits of lemons, lemon juice, pith (the white part), or zest (skin).

Here are 13 amazing healing powers of lemons:

  1. Bowel-Cleansing:  The bitter taste of lemon gives these fruit the ability to increase peristalsis–a pumping-motion in the bowels–which helps to eliminate waste from the bowels and improve regularity.  Add the juice of one lemon to warm water and drink first thing in the morning.
  2. Cancer:  Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, including limonene—a naturally-occurring oil that slows or halts the growth of cancer tumors in animals.  Lemons also contain a substance called flavonol glycosides which stop cell division in cancer cells.
  3. Colds and Flu:  Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work in conjunction for a serious punch against infection.
  4. Liver:  Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.
  5. Nutrition:  Lemons contain vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber.
  6. Balances Body Chemistry:  While lemons are acidic they interact with the body’s metabolism to have an alkalizing effect on the bodily fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH.
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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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12:54PM PDT on Oct 11, 2014

Interesting, thanks!

6:48AM PDT on Oct 9, 2014

YES,YES,YES for lemons !!!

8:02AM PDT on Oct 7, 2014

Nice in a bottle of Sol!

11:50PM PDT on Oct 6, 2014

my new morning routine

9:06AM PDT on Oct 3, 2014

Wow, thanks.

2:39AM PDT on Oct 2, 2014

Hello, this is fastidious post I actually loved reading this. herbs and coupons

5:11AM PDT on Oct 1, 2014

I didn't realize they were that good for you. I love fresh squeezed lemon aid.

10:28AM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

I love lemons and I actually like to eat them.

5:08AM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

Lemons make everything taste better.

12:04AM PDT on Sep 23, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

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