Lemons act as a strong detoxifying agent and help to cleanse the body. Because it is both a diuretic and an antiseptic, many health books recommend drinking a glass of warm water with lemon first thing in the morning as a way of flushing out your system.
The yellow fruit is known for its antioxidant properties, due to its high levels of vitamin C. Lemons also contain small amounts of vitamin A, potassium, thiamin, and niacin, and they aid in the absorption of iron and calcium.
Lemons help maintain kidney and liver health. This is important because the liver and kidneys help to break down and filter out toxins found in the body.
In addition to helping with renal filtration, lemons also help with the elimination of waste matter and bacteria out of the colon. In this way, a warm glass of lemon water in the morning gives a break to your digestive system so it can start again. Meanwhile, your body can focus its resources on other systems, including the brain and heart.
Lemons are acidic and sour-tasting, yet they only leave an alkaline residue in the body. One word of caution: after taking lemon water, you should drink a glass of pure water as well, because lingering acidic substances can damage the enamel of your teeth. But this should not stop you from using lemon on a daily basis. As long as you compensate for the drawbacks, you can gain a broad range of benefits from the remarkable lemon.
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