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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 the upcoming 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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7:03PM PST on Dec 15, 2014

I LOVE LEMON! On anything. In anything. WHOLE, SLICED or SQUEEZED!

1:26AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

6:25AM PST on Dec 6, 2014

just add ants

8:52PM PST on Dec 1, 2014

That's all very interesting but I don't see the amounts of lemon you suggest to make a difference in these areas.

8:04AM PST on Nov 30, 2014

Ty

8:03AM PST on Nov 30, 2014

Thanks for sharing

8:27PM PST on Nov 22, 2014

Thanks

8:52PM PST on Nov 21, 2014

love their freshness

2:34AM PST on Nov 17, 2014

Thanks!

4:33AM PST on Nov 16, 2014

Thanks

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