Lemon and water is one of the best drinks you can give to your body, girlfriend. No joke. But, before I present the Top 5 Reasons Why( see below), I want to share a patient story with you. Oh you bet, there is a lesson in it about this dynamic duo.
A dear friend of mine came to me with health concerns regarding how to remove the toxins from her sexy body after rounds of chemotherapy. It was time to get the gunk out, but she was not sure how. Also, my dear friend was concerned on how to clean up her lifestyle to prevent cancer from rearing it’s monster head.
It went sort of like this.
Hey Doc, you gotta a minute to come over and help show me what the heck to do to get this crap out of me?, she asks.
You bet I do, I reply.
And, while you are here do you think you can go through my cupboard and fridge and take out all the bad stuff as well?, she adds
I would love to! , I giggle.
So, I venture over with huge garbage bags ready to divide and conquer the junk food in her house. But, before I party with the toss out, I sit down and explain to her why junk, fake and processed foods create a cancer love garden within her body. Our goal is to keep her body alkaline, full of energy from real foods, and loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. And, as I toss out each junk item, I explain to her why it is horrible for her and what she is to replace it with. I got a lot of Holy crap, I didn’t know that!
But here is the lesson in the story.
After taking out her soda and fake drinks (such as Crystal Light and Snapple), she goes to me Hey Einstein, what am I going to drink?
I laughed at her and replied, Ok. You are gonna hate me for this, but you are only to drink fresh lemon squeezed in water.
I can do that. So why am I gonna hate you? What’s the catch? , she questions.
I go, Listen. Lemon is a detoxifiier. It is going to really rattle your liver and purify it. All that chemo is gonna come out and when it does, honey, you are gonna hate me for it. Trust me. You are gonna sweat like no menopause could ever do!
She naively responds, Bring it on!
Well, three days later she calls me up and goes, Hey you it’s me. I don’t know if I should hate your sexy butt or love it. I am sweating like the Niagara falls. I can’t even go anywhere, but thank you. And,who would of thought.. a friggin lemon!
So, hail Lemon and Water. You rock and protect our hot momma bodies!
Here are the Top 5 Reasons Why!
1. Lemon is a Detoxifier: Once metabolized, lemon will clean out your liver of impurities and toxins. Think of your lint filter in your dryers. Yup! Your liver is the lint filter and the lemon is gonna clean that sucker out! It also is a diuretic. It increases urination, so this helps purify the body and get the toxins out the door.
2. Boosts Your Immune System: Lemon is loaded with Vitamin C which is great at pumping up your little army within. Go fighters!
3. Clean and Clear Skin: By detoxifying the body, lemon keeps the skin free of impurities and toxins. Shine baby, shine.
4. Helps Digestions: Ugh heart burn and reflux. Lemon to the rescue. As lemon detoxifies, it aides the liver in producing bile which is necessary for proper digestion. Lemon also helps move the bowels, so ladies, the constipation and diarrhea are not a problem.
5. It keeps the body alkaline: This is huge because an alkaline body is one that hates cancer, loves weight loss and parties on with health. Disease and problems galore can stem from an acidic body (this sucker loves inflammation which causes disease), so drinking lemon and water daily will keep the body balanced.
Oh, and you will lose weigh to boot!
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