You’ve all heard that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, pucker up and drink your lemon water to keep the bugs away. I didn’t listen to my grandma years ago, but for the last 5 years I have been drinking 8 ozs of warm lemon water first thing in the morning.
It works, and here’s why!
We all need a healthy PH balance in the fluid tissues of our body, but don’t confuse this with acid in our stomach and digestive tract. Look at the graph below and you will see the safe range the body does best with. The lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline your tissues will be. Acidic forming foods taste alkaline but leave an acidic residue that lowers your PH balance, creating the perfect fertile soil for parasites and degenerative diseases to grow in the tissues of your body.
The body strives to keep a non acidic balance, but with our typical American diet rich in acid-producing food like meats, dairy products, white flour, sugar, sodas, coffee and artificial sweeteners, acid overloads the body systems. Most, if not all, processed and cooked and fried foods are acid-forming.
Drinking Lemon juice can reduce acidity in your body! Indigestion? Drink the juice of one lemon a day, and throw away all that heartburn medicine. Know I know what your thinking, “Lemons are acidic, right?”
Yes, only the end products of lemons after digestion and assimilation switch the fluids to alkaline, thus reducing the acidic fertile soil and inhibiting parasites and degenerative diseases to grow.