Lemons, those bright, cheery and sour fruits are one of your best bets for cleansing the body. You may expect that they contain lots of vitamin C, and they do. Lemons also contain vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, copper, and dietary fiber. They’re also low on the Glycemic Index which means that they don’t cause large fluctuations in blood sugar levels after eating them. Lemons help to alkalize the body which creates an unfavorable environment for viruses and bacteria.
It’s really simple to get fresh lemons into your daily diet. It’s not necessary to do the master cleanse (diluted lemon juice with cayenne pepper) and starve yourself for days. A simple routine of drinking lemon juice in the morning can give you a healthy start to the day.
Simple Lemon Juice Cleanse
Juice of one lemon
8 oz filtered water
8 drops stevia
Try this juice first thing in the morning before consuming other foods or drinks. Wait at least 30 minutes after drinking this juice before eating a healthy breakfast. That’s it!
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