The most alkaline forming food you can eat is a lemon. Here is a simple way to get some quick alkalizing going into your body. Lemon juice has great digestive qualities so symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are often relieved. Also, lemons also help cleanse the body of toxins. Read more benefits below.
- Wash lemon well
- Cut lemon in half, horizontally
- Squeeze each half of a lemon
- Add to 2 – 4 cups of water. The lemon juice can be diluted more according to taste.
- Add stevia to taste
“The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc.; rickets and tuberculosis. In pregnancy, it will help to build bone in the child.” – Back to Eden, Mr. Kloss
Nutrition Tip: Fresh lemons are high in Vitamin C and dietary Fiber. It also has Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Iron and Magnesium and is low in calories.
The stevia in this recipe also has many health benefits. Read them here: The Sweet Benefits of Stevia
To read more about alkalizing the body click here: Balance the Body with Acid/Alkaline Balance.
How much lemon to drink:
- For a weight of less than 150 pounds, 1 whole lemon a day.
- For a weight of over 150 pounds, 2 whole lemons a day.
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About Diana Herrington
I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.