It is part of my daily routine to start off by consuming a 16 ounce glass of purified water with the juice of half an organic lemon squeezed into it. It is a simple way to get my digestive system revved up and ready for the other foods consumed throughout the day.
It also works as a detoxifier for my liver and gives it a kick start for the day. Many doctors recommend this tonic in order to cleanse your kidneys and help to prevent the formation of kidney stones.
I drink water the lemon throughout the day. It is not only a refreshing drink that is alkalizing, but by adding this simple drink to my daily regime, I am doing so many good things for my health. As an alkalizing agent, lemon juice, although acidic going in, turns alkaline when it hits your digestive system. It can help you to maintain an alkaline state in your body. When your system is more alkaline than acidic, it can more effectively ward off inflammation which causes disease, such as cancer. If your body is able to fight off inflammation, it lies to reason that it will better be equipped to ward off chronic illness. A strong immune system is better able to fight disease and keep you healthy.
Eliminating processed foods will also improve the alkalinity in your system and build your immune system. Processed foods are detrimental to our health and do not create an environment in your system that will assist in the ability to fight disease.
By consuming a lemon detox drink, you will also be taking in a good amount of vitamin C. Our bodies need vitamin C in order to stay strong. For convenience, purchase a bag of organic lemons. I typically will go through a bag a week and purchasing a bagful ensures that I always have them on hand.
My favorite salad dressing is a light simple recipe that includes lots of freshly squeezed lemon. To make it, crush a clove of garlic into a small bowl, add Himalayan sea salt and black pepper to taste. Squeeze the juice of half of an organic lemon into the mixture along with 3 tablespoons of olive oil (adjust to taste) and a tablespoon of balsamic or apple cider vinegar. Mix to intermingle all of the ingredients and then pour over salad. This salad dressing is light, refreshing and full of potent antioxidants.
On a cold day, you may wish to exchange the cold water in your lemon detox drink for warm water. A lemon detox drink in a mug full of warm water will keep you cozy on a cold winter day.
For a natural lemonade in the summer, add some ice and a little stevia extract to sweeten. Fresh, delicious lemonade! This simple lemon detox drink is one of the many ways that we can assist our bodies with detoxification. As a part of our daily regimes, it can improve health and create a more alkaline you!