GOOD FOOD

Lemon cleansing

Text: Mariola Weindich-Mašek

18 April 2016

Lemon juice is very healthy and probably there is no doubt about it. Its anti-cancer properties have often been mentioned, too. Lemon juice also perfectly cleanses the liver. All you need is to squeeze the juice of half a lemon, mix it with a glass of warm water and drink the beverage prepared this way every morning, before a meal. Drink action is very simple. When the lemon reaches the stomach - the purification process begins. In turn, the process of digestion stimulates the liver to operate!

It is worth noting that despite their sour taste, lemons when eaten and digested can de-acidify our body. Most people have acidosis due to improper diet - too much of dairy products and meat. Hot water with lemon de-acidifies blood and helps to restore the acid-base balance.

Lemon juice contains pectin fibre, which due to its gelatinous consistency, which is formed in the gastrointestinal tract, covers its walls and prevents from sticking the ingested food to the intestines and thus it can eliminate indigestion. It also slows down the absorption of sugar from food, which gives a longer feeling of satiety after meals and reduces insulin secretion.

Antioxidants included in the lemon juice are helpful in reducing rash, brightening the skin and making it radiant and pale. Rutin which is present in lemons also prevents from cracking of blood vessels, bleeding from gums and bruises occurrence. On the other hand, vitamin C protects the body from infection, accelerates wound healing and it has a positive effect on the circulatory system.

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