Drink the lemon juice in the morning before a meal because it will stimulate your metabolism and the calories will not “stick” to the critical zones. However, except in the process of weight loss, the lemon helps with serious health problems as well.
Doctor Penny Stanway, author of the book “The Miracle of Lemons”, claims that lemons are a miraculous food. Besides being the best choice if you want to calm your thirst and beat the high temperature, the lemon also helps with a wide range of diseases and health problems. It even helps to achieve the goal to have a thin waist.
The lemon juice will help you to melt the excess weight and prevent their accumulation in the wrong places, say the experts. In order to achieve best results, drink the lemon juice in the morning before a meal because it will stimulate your metabolism and the calories will not “stick” to the critical zones.
About 80 percent of the gallstones are composed of cholesterol, which is produced in the case when the liver or the bile cannot successfully eject it. Due to the lack of stomach acid (which can be caused by aging, stress or taking certain medications), the contractions of the bile can be weakened. This explains the reduced irregular discharge of the bile juice and keeping of the “old” stale bile juice, which is then deposited in the cholesterol stones. For this reason, it is recommended to consume acidic foods before a meal, because they can imitate the stomach acid and “encourage” the gallbladder to do contractions in order to eliminate the small stones. The lemon is thereby the ideal food!
This fruit acts as an expectorant – stimulates the secretions from the bronchial discharge, hence the lemon is inevitable against colds or flu. The five-year study conducted over more than 63,000 people in Singapore found that a diet rich in fibers from fruits can alleviate the chronic cough. The flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties, protect the lungs from inflammation and reduce the tissue damage.
In order to ease the cough, drink lemonade or cut the lemon in thin slices and put them in half a liter of water with the cracked flax seeds (which are also a well known expectorant) and cook for 20 minutes. Strain it and sweeten it with a little honey.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that requires persistent and long-term systemic treatment.
It seems paradoxical, but the citric acid from the lemon juice can alleviate the dry skin and reduce its peeling. At the same time, it also helps to restore the skin moisture and helps in the removal of the dead cell layer.
Apply some lemon juice to the area affected by psoriasis several times a day and stay a few minutes in the sun. Over a period of a few weeks, increase the time you spend in the sun. The lemon juice is rich in psoralens, natural ingredients from plants that are very sensitive to UVA rays and affect the skin cells. Many dermatologists prescribe psoralens orally or locally on the skin in combination with UVA treatment when it comes to psoriasis.
The lemons are a rich source of pectin, a type of fibers which in the intestines are converted into gel and ease the intestinal contraction. On the other hand, the cellulose attracts water, which eases the digestion. Include the lemon juice and its peel in your everyday diet (make sure that the lemons are organic).
The potassium from the lemon helps in the regulation of the body fluids, and the magnesium relaxes the arteries. Also, the flavonoids are nutrients that give the yellow color to the lemon, strengthen the capillaries and ease the flow of oxygen in the organism and thus protect our vascular health.
The vitamin C from one small lemon can increase the levels of the nitric oxide, the gas that gives to our body a signal to relax and dilates the blood vessels. Also, the lemon juice resembles some drugs that are used to lower the pressure – ACE inhibitors, because it inhibits the formation of the hormone angiotensin in the kidneys (this hormone increases the pressure by tightening the blood vessels).
The unhealthy diet makes the problems with inflammation of the bladder worse, because the acidic urine only increases the pain. The normal pH of the urine varies between 4.5 and 9, and the ideal is about 5.8 and 6.8. Surprisingly, the metabolizing of the lemon juice in our body has a slightly alkalizing effect.
Drink the juice of half a lemon two to three times a day. You can use the lemon as a substitute for vinegar. The salads will liven up, and you can add the lemons in various sauces for pasta. The best known use of the lemon is with fish specialties. The lemon juice gives a special flavor to the fruit salad and keeps the sliced fruit fresh for a longer period.