Pretty to look at, has a great reputation, and brings real benefits to your life. No, it's not the perfect spouse it's lemon water. Incorporating this delicious classic in to your life is simple and offers real benefits. Before we get started it’s important to know that acidic foods are measured on the pH scale from 0-14. 7 is neutral, below 7 is acidic and above 7 is alkaline.
Studies have shown that our bodies fight off disease much more efficiently when our diet isn’t acidic, this is also called an Alkaline diet.
Lemon juice has a pH level of between 2 and 3, which is quite acidic and 10,000 times more acidic than water. Now, I know what you’re thinking, lemons are very acidic how can this help me with a less acidic diet? Foods are determined to be acidic or alkaline once they're digested, fruits and vegetables contain potassium, calcium and magnesium. These are all considered alkaline nutrients and help the kidneys filter acidity from the meats and grains that we eat.
This leads us into our next benefit:
Starting your day with a glass of lemon water not only hydrates it increases enzyme production, which helps your body break down the food you eat. A particularly useful thing to know to make sure you are burning the food you intake.
This one we’ve heard and is true about all citrus. Vitamin C helps prevent and recover when you’re stuck with a cold or the flu. This isn’t a huge surprise as vitamin C has been a star in the cold and flu game since the dawn of time.
Accompanied by h2o, the vitamin C in lemon is also a great way to keep your skin looking young and taut.
Making your lemon water:
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