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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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12:50PM PDT on Apr 16, 2014

I just heard that you could freeze a whole (washed) lemon and then use it to grate into salads, drinks, etc. I drink the lemon drink in the morning, add lemon to water throughout the day, plus squirt it on my salad at night. Thanks for sharing the benefits, didn't know the true power of lemon.

8:28AM PDT on Apr 16, 2014

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8:30AM PDT on Apr 5, 2014

Love.....lemons
Thank you

7:32PM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

Sitting here with a cup of hot water with the juice of 1/2 lemon as I type. Not only does it taste good and relax me, it's good for me as well! Thanks for the article.

8:35AM PDT on Mar 19, 2014

Great info

8:34AM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

Lemons also make the house smell fresh. Boil them on the stove for a natural air freshner.

4:57AM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

I repeat, I love lemons

3:02PM PDT on Mar 14, 2014

Thank you.

1:47AM PST on Feb 6, 2014

Thanks

9:03AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

Good info...thanks!

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