Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Lemon boost

On my raw food revolution journey, I'm picking up little tidbits of information that I thought you might want to know. I have the cutest little book called 100 Ways to Boost Your Immune System, that has so many great ideas for improving your health.

One thing I've learned from this book, is that it is good to have a glass of lemon juice (with filtered water) each morning.

(source: blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com)

Lemons contain bioflavonoids, nutrients that protect your body from environmental pollutants. I love this analogy - Along the membrane of each cell there are microscopic parking spaces called receptor sites. Pollutants, toxins and germs can park here and gradually eat ther way into the membrane of the cell, but when bioflavanoids fill up these parking spots, there is no room for toxins to park.

Bioflavanoids also reduce cholesterol's ability to form plaques in arteries and lessen the formation of blood clots which can lead to heart atacks and strokes.

Lemon also restores the acid-alkali balance in your body. Drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in water first thing in the morning helps maintain your body's internal balance at a pH that supports healthy bacteria, instead of the viruses and harmful bactiera that thrive in more acidic environments.

If you can't handle drinking the juice of a whole lemon at once, have half in the morning, and half throughout the day in your bottle of water!



  1. I love lemon juice in water but hardly ever have it, I think this will be a good reason to start having it more now!

    Love your new blog look too :)

  2. I'm glad to have inspired you! xx

  3. I used to do this all the time and got out of the habit...Back to the habit for me! Thanks for the reminder. :-)


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