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Why You Should Use Lemons When Juicing

By on 10/06/2015

Why You Should Use Lemons When Juicing

Lemons are among the most popular fruits used for juicing because lemons have so many vitamins and nutrients that are essential to improve your over-all health.

Lemons can also help you lose excess weight, extra fat has proven to cause harm to the body especially as you get older and get more susceptible to weight gain. Lemons are also great at preventing signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and other embellishments that form as you get older. Many people recognize the lemon fruit as an essential part of a healthy and well-balanced diet. Proof of this is simply when you visit your favorite restaurant; you will often find that you get served a glass of water with a slice of lemon. Many of the times your waiter or waitress will ask you first if you want a slice of lemon in your water. If you have been turning down this offer, you should reconsider having lemon in your water as this is so healthy in so many ways. In fact, you should even consider juicing a lemon every day as your life will improve drastically.

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Why lemons are beneficial

There are a lot of reasons as to why numerous people choose to use lemons as ingredients to their juices. These reasons are all health-related and play an integral role in adding many positive changes in a person’s lifestyle. Let us begin by getting to know what lemons are made from: Citric Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, and pectin, which all work wonders for your body’s ability to fight many infections and diseases. Pectin in general, allows your body to reduce hunger cravings. This will work wonders for the obese and overweight who are striving to lose weight. Here are other benefits of lemons in juicing:
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Vitamins

Lemons are highly stacked with many vitamins, which is a welcome addition to any person’s lifestyle. Among these vitamins are vitamins: C and B, as well as protein and carbohydrates.

Flavonoids

Another amazing benefit that lemons contain is Flavonoids. These are anti-oxidants that aid your body in fighting against free radicals that you ingest from the air that you breath and the food that you eat. These free radicals, when accumulated can heighten your signs of aging so much so that you easily develop wrinkles, rashes, pimples, acne, and other fine lines and blemishes. Flavonoids also helps prevents diabetes, constipation, and high blood pressure, which are all bothersome experiences for any person.

Lemons benefit your PH levels

Lemons also go a very long way at improving your PH levels, which refers to the acidity and alkalinity levels in your body.  When you body’s alkalinity levels are regulated, your body works better as there no acidity that is a result of a diet with sugar and fats.
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Digestion

One of the biggest benefits that lemons give you is a better digestion process. This is due to the fact lemons make your digestive track stronger by providing it with anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It is a well-known fact that when you drink lemon water in the morning, your digestive system gets a tremendous boost.

This is great for people who regularly deal with constipation, indigestion, and other bloating issues. Lemons also act to regulate your tendencies of acid reflex, burping, and the occasional stomach ache. For people who have bowel movement problems, lemons also regulates your bowel movement. Lemons also boost your auto-immune system as well as acting as a great enhancer to your liver’s ability to function properly as well as to flush out toxins more effectively so that they do not get stored in your digestive system.

 

Other health benefits

Aside from having vitamins and flavonoids, lemons also promote a number of health benefits such as digestion and dental care, which is a very sensitive issue with many people as there are those who fight against gingivitis or bad breath. People who suffer from this will be pleased to find out that lemons can be used to remove bad breath. It also promotes good skin care as well as to prevent kidney stones from developing.

Lemons are also beneficial to pregnant women. This is because lemons prevent nausea, which is a side effect that most pregnant women have to deal with on a daily basis. Many pregnant women who experience painful pregnancies will all attest that they experience bad morning sickness, which can be characterized by a lot of vomiting that is caused by nausea. Lemons also act as a great soother to sore throats and other viral infections that every person regularly experiences in his or her life.

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Best ways to use lemons

There are two ways by which you can incorporate lemons into your every day diet. You can either eat them, which is probably not the best idea due to the sour taste when you bite them. Instead, you can use them in your water or you can add them as an ingredient to your juice recipes. With lemon water, all you really need to do is slice a lemon in half and squeeze the lemon into a cold glass of water. This will ensure that you are able to get all of the vitamins and minerals found in this wonder of a fruit. If you wish to mix lemons into your juices, you should select those recipes that do not include sugar and other fatty ingredients because they will be counter-productive to the benefits of lemons.

Conclusion

Adding lemons to your daily diet is so easy and simple as all you really need to do is slice the lemon and add this to water. This whole process should take under a few seconds and the health benefits that you will receive can be compared to taking a multi-vitamin tablet. The best part about lemons is that they are so cheap and are available everywhere. So when life gives you lemons, Don’t make lemonade, Juice them!

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About Ash Mike

Ash and Mike are big timer juicers since 2011. We love everything about juicing...except of course for the cleanup. We're hoping you'll learn some new things about your juicing routine through our blog. From what to juice to where to get supplies cheap to cleanup tips, we're here to help you get the most from your juiceful experience.

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