Lemons, fruitful gifts from above with the healing powers of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and phytonutrients
Lemons, nutritional and beneficial for optimal health
As tart as lemon juice may be to the taste, it's health benefits are indefinitely sweet to the human body. With a nutrient rich profile that's stacked with vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, flavonoids and phytochemicals, lemons are ultrahydrating foods that immunize, alkalize and purify (and even sterilize) the body, all of its cells and its support systems. And, when it comes to consumption, it really doesn't get much faster or any easier than just slicing and squeezing the healing juices out of lemons for drinking as a beverage; topping as a dressing; marinating as a seasoning; calming as a sleeping aid (when combined with warm water and honey); cleansing as a disinfectant; and/or what-have-you. Lemons are a heaven-sent food and their fruitful powers are rather limitless.
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Pantothenic Acid
Boosting your immunity and alkalizing your body with lemons
With their highly absorbable amount of pure Vitamin C, lemons are perhaps most commonly known for their healing potential with supporting the human immune system. Combining the all-natural health benefits of Vitamin C with limonoids (specific phytochemicals found in lemons), the calcium minerals in lemons bond together with C vitamins to make for a divine duo that creates alkalinity in the body capable of inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. In addition, flavanoids within lemons are used by the body for their antioxidant effects to ward off any diseases and/or toxins that may be dispersed throughout the body. Lemons also work wonders for expelling mucus from the body so you can use lemon juice to naturally overcome any and all symptoms typically associated with flu season, colds, bronchitis and pneumonia. For more of the scoop all about lemons and their healing powers, stay tuned to other Scotty Snacks self-health and nutrition articles and check out sites like Care2.com, NutritionFacts.org and MedicalMedium.com
Like Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg, the 1931 Nobel Prize winner for cancer discovery once stated, "NO disease, including cancer, can exist in an alkaline environment."
Losing weight with lemons
With their antioxidant-strong, detoxification powers, lemons naturally promote weight loss while they cleanse the liver, gallbladder, kidney, spleen, thyroid organs, enhancing digestion, nutritional absorption, bodily metabolism, waste management and other body system specific actions. For best results, try some fresh squeezed lemon juice with (room temperature or lukewarm) water first thing in the morning so as to help increase the detoxification and purification results during your waking hours and then close out each day with a nightcap of warm water, fresh lemon juice and a touch of honey. Adding lemons to your daily diet will also help to serve as a replacement to any unhealthy beverages like (so-called) energy drinks, sugary (and artificial) juice drinks, soda pop ("soft") drinks and any other highly processed, toxic beverages that you may currently find yourself consuming. As you begin to supplement some lemons in to your life, you will immediately witness the results of excess weight (both physical and mental) being shed from your frame, feeling lighter in terms of weight and worries and uplifted in terms of energy and thoughts. Try and see.