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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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3:09PM PDT on Jul 31, 2015

thanks for the info, passed it on to others who could benefit.

8:40AM PDT on Jul 31, 2015

YAY! Finally something I'm allowed to eat.

4:06AM PDT on Jul 31, 2015

thanks

11:20AM PDT on Jul 30, 2015

I... think I'd rather put the lemon juice in a smoothie or juice rather than just chug it in warm water... Yuck.

Then again, I've never tried it, so I don't know.

11:14AM PDT on Jul 30, 2015

Seeing as I put lemon in just about everything with fruit or vegetables, I should be rolling benefits.

7:53AM PDT on Jul 27, 2015

Thank you for sharing !
Blessings for everyone. Animals included.

7:53AM PDT on Jul 27, 2015

Thank you for sharing !
Blessings for everyone. Animals included.

7:52AM PDT on Jul 27, 2015

Thank you for sharing !
Blessings for everyone. Animals included.

12:45AM PDT on Jul 24, 2015

Thanks

1:26PM PDT on Jul 23, 2015

I drink lemon water in the morning, too. Better than coffee for the stomach.

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