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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 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of 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 her new book The Probiotic Promise. 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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12:14PM PDT on Aug 30, 2015

thankyou

9:20AM PDT on Aug 29, 2015

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9:20AM PDT on Aug 29, 2015

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9:37AM PDT on Aug 25, 2015

THANKS

10:14PM PDT on Aug 23, 2015

I wonder if drinking a lot of lemonaide would give about the same effects ?

5:42PM PDT on Aug 23, 2015

Than you!

3:28PM PDT on Aug 23, 2015

When we move,I'll buy a miniature lemon tree and put it on the patio. By the time we get a house, it will be mature enough to plant and really produce.

3:21PM PDT on Aug 23, 2015

I drink the juice of one lemon in a glass of water every day. I have since June 2013.

7:57AM PDT on Aug 22, 2015

I already read this, but it is so important for us to protect ourselves from some of these toxins I have read about so far today. I think maybe lemons could be of help although it is not mentioned if they are good against poisons. I wonder~ and will do more research on this and encourage others to consider how we can protect ourselves from substances now in our blood from drinking poisoned water. There has to be a way. If care2 finds anything out about this, please publish an article.

5:27AM PDT on Aug 22, 2015

Thanks.

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