I started drinking a half glass of pure lemon juice in the morning when I suspected I was having gall bladder problems since one glass of lemon juice a day can help to dissolve and reduce the size of gallbladder and kidney stones.
And the taste? I know, I know, I know…a glass of lemon juice in the morning, could anything be worse? (Yes. A quarter glass of wine vinegar in the morning is far worse) However, you do get used to it after a few days and the health benefits are incredible.
As an example, lemon juice aids your liver in producing bile, bile being the stuff that aids your digestion throughout the day. Your food digests faster to help you speed up metabolism and reduce the chances of digestive problems. Remember, we don’t live off of the food we eat, we live off of the energy that is produced from the foods we eat, and that’s what lemon juice does when it aids you digestive system, it helps to create more energy from the food we eat. There is a lot of calcium in lemon juice too and that’s helps to build bone density and stronger teeth. Calcium also gives your body more energy.
Lemon juice is a natural immune-system booster, the immune system being the thing that fights colds, illnesses, etc. Lemon juice can help to build a stronger immune system to keep you healthier. It does that because Lemons are rich in Vitamin C.
As a side benefits, lemon juice can also give you, healthier skin (clearer, and less sallow and spotty). Since the juice is a natural antiseptic and can help to remove blackheads and other forms of acne. Here’s really good news for those of us fighting gravity….since lemon juice has high antioxidant levels, it helps to prevent wrinkles from forming. Wrinkles are caused by free radicals, which can damage healthy cells and antioxidants destroy the free radicals.
It helps wounds heal faster.
Lemon juice is also a diuretic, a diuretic being the thing that causes your body to urinate more frequently than it normally would. I know this is not something that people with diabetes want to hear since we all but live in the bathroom already, but the difference is that the acidity level in lemon juice kills bacteria in the urinary tract, while the body flushes out impurities by urinating more frequently.
The juice also helps you to lose weight and to move your bowels in the morning, something that’s very important to older people like us. When you because the toxins that are flushed out of you would otherwise cause you to hold onto your fat.