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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 to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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8:19AM PDT on May 1, 2015

Good stuff :D

8:21PM PDT on Apr 26, 2015

Lemons - always good a few at home :)

5:08AM PDT on Apr 18, 2015


9:20PM PDT on Apr 16, 2015

I always have lemons, I use them for cooking and cleaning. Everyday I add fresh lemon juice to the water I drink.

5:49PM PDT on Apr 16, 2015

Love lemons.
Thanks Michelle.

3:50PM PDT on Apr 16, 2015


7:56AM PDT on Apr 16, 2015

Great article with all documented factual information.
It sounds as if I wrote it myself.
Thank you Michelle.

3:51AM PDT on Apr 15, 2015

Thank you for sharing.

2:03AM PDT on Apr 15, 2015

Thank you for sharing.

12:19PM PDT on Apr 13, 2015

Interesting! I love using lemons!

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