Healing power of Kefir

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Kefir is a thick drink made by fermenting milk with kefir grains composed of lactic acid bacteria. The grains culture the milk, infusing it with healthy organisms. The result is a tangy drink similar to yogurt that supports a healthy gut and offers numerous other health benefits. Kefir is a healthy addition to any diet.

Nutrition

One cup of kefir is a source of protein, with 8 to 11 g per cup. Kefir also provides 10 percent of the recommended daily value for vitamin A and 25 percent of the value for vitamin D, good source of calcium, with 30 percent of the daily value per cup, based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Probiotics

Kefir contains certain healthy bacteria that is not available in yogurt, including Lactobacillus Caucasus, Leuconostoc, Acetobacter species, Streptococcus species, Saccharomyces kefir and Torula kefir. These beneficial microorganisms may help support digestive health and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestines.
Vitamins, such as vitamin K and B-12, are produced in the gut, and the probiotics in kefir may potentially help facilitate this production. Kefir is the most nutritious and beneficial foods on the planet, dairy product that not only offers a wide range of vitamins and minerals, but also provides a variety of probiotic organisms and powerful healing qualities, is kefir pronounced /kəˈfɪər/ kə-FEER).

The word “kefir” is derived from the Turkish word “keif”, which literally translates to the “good feeling” one has after drinking it. (1) Traditional cultures have attributed healing powers to kefir for centuries, but it has only recently become the subject of scientific research to determine its true therapeutic value.

What is Kefir?

 
 
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Kefir is a fermented milk product that originated centuries ago in the Caucasus mountains, and is now enjoyed by many different cultures worldwide, particularly in Europe and Asia. It can be made from the milk of cow, goat, or sheep. It is slightly sour and carbonated due to the fermentation activity of the symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast that make up the “grains” used to culture the milk.
 

The various types of beneficial microbiota contained in kefir make it one of the most potent probiotic foods available.
 
Kefir is a rich source of many different vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids that promote healing and repair, as well as general health maintenance. (2) Kefir contains high levels of thiamin, B12, calcium, folates and Vitamin K2. It is a good source of biotin, a B vitamin that HELPS the body assimilate other B vitamins. The complete proteins in kefir are already partially digested, and are therefore more easily utilized by the body. Like many other dairy products, kefir is a great source of minerals like calcium and magnesium, as well as phosphorus, which helps the body utilize carbohydrates, fats and proteins for cell growth, maintenance and energy. (3)
 

Kefir has positive effects on gut and bone health

Kefir is a potent probiotic, consisting of both bacterial and yeast species of beneficial flora, and helps protect against gastrointestinal diseases. It has also been demonstrated to improve lactose digestion in adults with lactose intolerance. (4) In addition to providing the gut with healthy symbiotic microflora, many studies have also demonstrated the anti-fungal and antibacterial properties of kefir. (5) Certain bacteria strains from the kefir culture have been shown to help in treating colitis by regulating the inflammatory response of the intestinal cells.
(6)As we know, vitamin K2 is one of the most important nutrients that is greatly lacking in the American diet.
(7) Vitamin K2 is a product of bacterial fermentation, so kefir is a likely a good source of this nutrient.
(8) Vitamin K2 plays a key role in calcium metabolism, where it is used to deposit calcium in appropriate locations, such as in the bones and teeth, and prevent it from depositing in locations where it does not belong, such as the soft tissues and the arteries.
(9) Since kefir is high in calcium and phosphorus and also contains vitamin K2, drinking kefir is likely beneficial to bone health, providing the essential minerals needed for bone growth as well as the vitamin K2 needed to effectively deposit those minerals in the bone.

 

Kefir modulates the immune system

Certain compounds in kefir may play a role in regulating immune function, allergic response, and inflammation. Kefiran, a sugar byproduct of the kefir culture, may reduce allergic inflammation by suppressing mast cell degranulation and cytokine production.
(10) Certain bacteria in the kefir culture inhibited IgE production, helping to moderate the body’s allergic response.
(11)Kefir may have an anti-tumor effect. Kefir consumption inhibited tumor growth and induced the apoptotic form of tumor cell lysis, suggesting that kefir may play a role in cancer prevention.
(12) Kefir have even been shown to be effective antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agents for improved wound healing. (13)

Making your own kefir at home

You can make your own kefir at home. Making kefir is very simple. You can buy kefir grains online at sites such as Culture for Health. Making kefir from raw dairy products is ideal, but if you can use organic full-fat dairy, preferably from a grass-fed animal.
For those who cannot tolerate any form of dairy, kefir can be made from coconut milk, coconut water, and even just sweetened water, which will provide many of the benefits found in dairy kefir.

 

Nutrition of Kefir

Kefir is a great source of vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and a variety of other unique compounds that can greatly contribute to your overall health and wellbeing.
Kefir is full of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. Kefir contains around 12 milligrams of magnesium per 100 grams, or about 3.5 fluid ounces of the drink. It is also a good source of vitamins B-1 and B-12, biotin, calcium, folic acid, vitamin K and phosphorus. There is a smaller amount of lactose in kefir compared to regular milk, which may be beneficial for individuals with lactose intolerance.


Functions of Magnesium

Kefir is rich in magnesium, which is an important part of neuromuscular transmission; it acts as a muscle relaxer in the contraction-relaxation process. Magnesium is required in the processes of fatty acid and protein synthesis. It is also involved in the glycolytic pathway, the metabolic pathway for glucose. One of magnesium’s major functions is the stabilization of the adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, molecular structure, which plays an important role in many metabolic pathways in the body.

 

Magnesium and Calcium

Magnesium is one of the three nutrients important for bone health; calcium and vitamin D complete the trio. Though calcium is the major mineral responsible for bone structure and strength, the body cannot absorb it without magnesium. The presence of adequate amounts of magnesium helps suppress parathyroid hormone, which serves to remove calcium from bone, possibly leading to osteoporosis if unchecked. Kefir contains both calcium and magnesium, and thus may help improve bone health.

Other Health Benefits of Kefir

Kefir's antimicrobial activity improves gut health, controls serum glucose, cholesterol and lactose intolerance, supports the immune system and controls several types of cellular cancer. Further evaluation of kefir is recommended.

 

Milk Kefir (made with goat, cow, or sheep’s milk)



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Kefir is made using a starter culture, which is what ultimately allows the probiotics to form. All probiotic-rich beverages use a starter kit of “live”, active yeast which is responsible for creating the beneficial bacteria. Once fermented, milk kefir has a tart taste that is somewhat similar to the taste of Greek yogurt. How strong the taste is depends on how long the kefir fermented; longer fermentation usually leads to a stronger tart taste and even some carbonation which results from the active yeast.


Coconut Kefir


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Coconut kefir can be made either using coconut milk or coconut water. Coconut milk comes directly from coconuts and is made by blending coconut “meat” (the white, thick part of the inside of a coconut) with water, and then straining the pulp out so a milky liquid is left.
Coconut water is the clear liquid that is held inside coconuts naturally, which would come out if you were to crack open the coconut.

Coconut kefir is made in the same way as milk kefir, using a traditional starter culture that contains live active yeast and bacteria.
Coconut kefir becomes more tart and also fermented once fermented, but tends to be sweeter and less strongly flavored than milk kefir is.




Health Benefits of Cabbage

9 Surprising Health Benefits of Cabbage
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What Vitamins Are in Cabbage?
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Cabbage is a nutritious food that provides several essential vtamins

Overview

Cabbage is a leafy, green vegetable, available in several different varieties and prepared in several different ways including raw in salads or coleslaw, boiled in soups or stews, or pickled, as in sauerkraut or kimchee. As part of a healthy diet, cabbage contains several important nutrients.

Vitamin K

The USDA Nutrient Database states that a 1/2 cup serving of boiled cabbage contains 81.5 mcg of vitamin K or around 80 percent of what the average adult requires as part of the daily diet. The Medical Center at the University of Maryland identifies vitamin K as a necessary component for blood to clot properly.

Vitamin C

A 1/2-cup serving of cabbage also provides approximately 28 mg of vitamin C, or over one-third of the daily recommended intake. The Colorado State University Extension indicates that Vitamin C serves as an antioxidant within the body, eliminating free radicals, harmful chemicals that can damage healthy cells. The vitamin is also important for healthy and strong connective tissues, blood vessels, teeth and gums, and assists in iron and calcium absorption and wound healing.

Folate

The University of Illinois McKinley Health Center describes the vitamin folate as helping to generate new red blood cells and form the genetic materials RNA and DNA. Folate, when taken by pregnant women, can reduce the risk of certain congenital birth defects. A 1/2-cup serving of cabbage contains 22.5 mcg of folate or nearly 6 percent of the daily required intake of this vitamin.
     

Other Vitamins

Cabbage also contains several other essential vitamins, although in smaller quantities, which can contribute to a healthy diet. A single 1/2-cup serving of cabbage contains 0.08 mg of vitamin B6 for 5 percent, 4 percent of both thiamin at 0.05 mg and vitamin A at 3 mcg, 0.13 mg of pantothenic acid for 2 percent and 0.18 mg of niacin for 1 percent of the recommended intake per day for adults.


 

Health Benefits

Cancer prevention tops all other areas of health research with regard to cabbage and its outstanding benefits. More than 475 studies have examined the role of this cruciferous vegetable in cancer prevention (and in some cases, cancer treatment). The uniqueness of cabbage in cancer prevention is due to the three different types of nutrient richness found in this widely enjoyed food. The three types are (1) antioxidant richness, (2) anti-inflammatory richness, and (3) richness in glucosinolates.

Antioxidant-Related Health Benefits

Cabbage ranked in our WHFoods rating system as an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of manganese. But in terms of antioxidants in the newer, phytonutrient category, cabbage is impressive, even among cruciferous vegetables. Polyphenols rank at the top of the list for phytonutrient antioxidants in cabbage. In fact, one group of researchers has described polyphenols as the primary factor in cabbage's overall antioxidant capacity. Even white cabbage (a very lightly-colored form of green cabbage and the most commonly eaten variety of cabbage in the U.S.) provides about 50 milligrams of polyphenols in a half-cup serving. Red cabbage is even more unique among the cruciferous vegetables in providing about 30 milligrams of the red pigment polyphenols called anthocyanins in each half cup. (These anthocyanins qualify not only as antioxidant nutrients, but as anti-inflammatory nutrients as well.) The antioxidant richness of cabbage is partly responsible for its cancer prevention benefits. Without sufficient intake of antioxidants, our oxygen metabolism can become compromised, and we can experience a metabolic problem called oxidative stress. Chronic oxidative stress—in and of itself—can be a risk factor for development of cancer.

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Without sufficient intake of anti-inflammatory nutrients, regulation of our inflammatory system can become compromised, and we can experience the problem of chronic inflammation. Especially when combined together with oxidative stress, chronic inflammation is a risk factor for development of cancer. The anthocyanins found in red cabbage are well-documented anti-inflammatory compounds, and make red cabbage a standout anti-inflammatory food for this reason. However, all types of cabbage contain significant amounts of polyphenols that provide anti-inflammatory benefits.

Glucosinolates and Cancer Prevention

Given the roles of oxidative stress and chronic inflammation as risk factors for cancer, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory richness of cabbage would provide anti-cancer health benefits without the addition of cabbage's glucosinolates. But glucosinolates are cabbage's trump card with regard to "anti-cancer" benefits. The glucosinolates found in cabbage can be converted into isothiocyanate compounds that are cancer preventive for a variety of different cancers, including bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. Different types of cabbage highlight different glucosinolates, as summarized in the chart below:

Digestive Tract Support

Long-established in health research is the role of cabbage juice in helping heal stomach ulcers (called peptic ulcers), but more recent studies on cabbage have looked at the overall health benefits of this food for the stomach and digestive tract as a whole. Present-day studies make it clear that cabbage contains a variety of nutrients of potential benefit to our stomach and intestinal linings. These nutrients include glucosinolates (and the anti-inflammatory isothiocyanates or ITCs made from them), antioxidant polyphenols, and the amino acid-like substance called glutamine. In the case of ITCs, digestive tract benefits include proper regulation of bacterial populations of Helicobacter pylori inside the stomach. These bacteria are normal stomach inhabitants, but their populations can become too large and they can latch onto the stomach lining in an undesirable way. The ITCs made from cabbage's glucosinolates can lower the risk of these unwanted stomach events.

Cardiovascular Support

You can count on cabbage to provide your cardiovascular system with valuable support in the form of cholesterol reduction. Researchers understand exactly how this process takes place. Your liver uses cholesterol as a basic building block to produce bile acids. Bile acids are specialized molecules that aid in the digestion and absorption of fat through a process called emulsification. These molecules are typically stored in fluid form in your gall bladder, and when you eat a fat-containing meal, they get released into the intestine where they help ready the fat for interaction with enzymes and eventual absorption up into the body. When you eat cabbage, fiber-related nutrients in this cruciferous vegetable bind together with some of the bile acids in the intestine in such a way that they simply stay inside the intestine and pass out of your body in a bowel movement, rather than getting absorbed along with the fat they have emulsified. When this happens, your liver needs to replace the lost bile acids by drawing upon your existing supply of cholesterol, and as a result, your cholesterol level drops down. Cabbage provides you with this cholesterol-lowering benefit whether it is raw or cooked. However, a recent study has shown that the cholesterol-lowering ability of raw cabbage improves significantly when it is steamed. In fact, when the cholesterol-lowering ability of steamed cabbage was compared with the cholesterol-lowering ability of the prescription drug cholestyramine (a medication that is taken for the purpose of lowering cholesterol), cabbage bound 17% as many bile acids (based on a standard of comparison involving total dietary fiber).


 

LEMON THE MIRACLE CURE

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 Is lemon water really as good as everyone claims it is? The short answer is yes ...


Regularly drinking fresh lemon juice in water is Alkalizing. Fresh lemon juice is very sour and acidic however lemons are considered a very alkaline food. Despite the acidity of the juice, once it interacts with water molecules and enters the body it actually forms alkaline molecules that contribute to a healthy and balanced pH level.

One of the reasons is that lemon juice contains alkaline minerals such as magnesium and calcium. It is essential to maintain a balanced pH level in our bodies to prevent disease. It is true that our bodies tightly regulate our blood pH. However, our environment and the foods we eat often promote an acid pH outside of the bloodstream and cells. To counteract and prevent this harmful acid build up we need to eat and drink “alkaline forming” foods such as lemon water.

Stimulates the liver and digestion: A diet heavy in fat and animal based foods puts excess stress on liver function and impairs the smooth flow of bile, which is essential for optimal digestion.

A glass of lemon water in the morning is a simple way to stimulate the liver and promote bile flow which in turn aids in digestion. The acidic and photochemical properties of lemon “kick start” your digestive organs so they are ready to function well all day.
 
Lemon water also sometimes helps resolve heartburn symptoms by stimulating healthy stomach function. Anti-microbial: Lemon juice as has been traditionally used as a home remedy for a sore throat or cold. There is some merit to this use since lemons have anti-microbial properties.

A cup of warm water and lemon juice is a cheap and easy way to combat a sore throat. Despite its many benefits, lemon juice is sometimes touted as stimulating weight loss, building bone and combating heartburn. It can definitely indirectly contribute to general health. It will improve digestion and hydration which can indirectly promote better energy production.

 Water is its own right should be taken in the morning to also promote digestion, flush out toxins and hydrate our cells. The morning lemon water habit can offset other morning habits such as drinking coffee that don’t have the same health benefits. A good dose is the juice of half a lemon mixed with 500mL of lukewarm water. Drink it on waking, 30 minutes before eating any food.  Cold water it can hamper blood flow to your stomach and thus impair digestion. Try a big glass of lemon water in the morning for a month and discover for yourself the power of simplicity. - See more at: http://mypurebalance.ca/blog/lemon-water-miracle-myth/#sthash.gT09iEb3.dpuf


Half a lemon squeezed in a glass of water once a day is enough vitamin C to combat colds and flu. In addition, lemon enhances the body’s ability to absorb iron, and thus is an important nutrient for a healthy immune system.

Lemon juice is similar to the structure of the digestive juices in the stomach and has a positive effect on the digestive tract. Therefore, lemon juice helps cleansing the bowels by flushing out waste and stimulating the release of gastric juices. It also helps with heartburn and flatulence.


The antioxidant properties of lemon help in fighting free radicals, which are responsible for the symptoms of aging. Because of this, use lemon if you want to look younger as much as you can.

Lemons contain pectin and soluble fibers, which is typical for the citruses. Thanks to pectin, it will keep you longer out of kitchen, and it will also keep you away from junk food when you feel hungry.


Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods which balance acidity in the body. Without this balance we are more susceptible to various infections.


Lemon juice is a diuretic which means it stimulates the production of urine. As a result, the toxins from the body leave faster than usual, and this helps the urinary tract health. In this way, one can change the pH value of the urinary tract and it will make harder for bacteria to expand and induce inflammation.

Antiseptic properties of lemon destroy bad bacteria in the mouth and the lemon juice acts as a disinfectant. A glass of water with lemon is much healthier option than a cup of coffee in the morning.


High levels of potassium in lemon help in better function of the brain and its control of blood pressure. Lemon and water also reduce stress and depression, since they are associated with a low level of potassium in the body.


Because of ascorbic acid, lemon improves healing of wounds in the body and is an important nutrient in maintaining healthy bone tissue and the cartilage.

Lemon also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Water with lemon acts as a liver cleanse or detox. It cleanses and stimulates the liver, stimulates the production of bile and acids needed for digestion, and it can also help in dissolving gallstones.





Vitamin C for Younger Skin

    

 


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  Vitamins can promise a glowing and wrinkle free skin. Alcohol, smoking, stress and unhealthy diet are responsible for an rapidly aging skin.
Certain specific home remedies can banish wrinkles and sagging and improve the appearance of your skin significantly.

Nutrients and Supplements like Vitamin C, Vitamin A and alpha and beta hydroxy are amazing anti aging treatments that promote skin rejuvenation and help you look younger for a long, long time.

Sources of Vitamin C

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Vitamin C is probably the most publicized anti aging element; it finds its way in to practically all skin care products. This vitamin promises you a radiant, healthy, and younger looking skin. Vitamin C augments the synthesis of collagen by the body, and thereby, enhances the texture of the skin and fights off wrinkles and other ravage and brutal effects of aging.



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The principle function of vitamin C is production of collagen, and collagen is your answer to having an attractive and youthful skin, that ages well.

Collagen offers structure, texture, and suppleness to your skin. It banishes age spots, fine lines and wrinkles successfully.
You may opt for products that supply generous amounts of the vitamin, as well as step up your daily intake of foods that are packed with the vitamin (oranges, berries, lies,
bell peppers, spinach, broccoli, etc.). in fact, vitamin C rich foods are dubbed anti aging foods.


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Vitamin C for Younger Skin

 

 
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  Vitamins can promise a glowing and wrinkle free skin. Alcohol, smoking, stress and unhealthy diet are responsible for an rapidly aging skin.
Certain specific home remedies can banish wrinkles and sagging and improve the appearance of your skin significantly.

Nutrients and Supplements like Vitamin C, Vitamin A and alpha and beta hydroxy are amazing anti aging treatments that promote skin rejuvenation and help you look younger for a long, long time.

Sources of Vitamin C

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Vitamin C is probably the most publicized anti aging element; it finds its way in to practically all skin care products. This vitamin promises you a radiant, healthy, and younger looking skin. Vitamin C augments the synthesis of collagen by the body, and thereby, enhances the texture of the skin and fights off wrinkles and other ravage and brutal effects of aging.


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Guava and guava juice (tropical fruit)

The principle function of vitamin C is production of collagen, and collagen is your answer to having an attractive and youthful skin, that ages well.

Collagen offers structure, texture, and suppleness to your skin. It banishes age spots, fine lines and wrinkles successfully.
You may opt for products that supply generous amounts of the vitamin, as well as step up your daily intake of foods that are packed with the vitamin (oranges, berries, lies, bell peppers, spinach, broccoli, etc.). in fact, vitamin C rich foods are dubbed anti aging foods.


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Start your Day with Water and Lemon


 



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Lemons will help raise your body's alkalinity.

For your body to be in good health, your blood pH levels should optimally be between 7.35 and 7.45. If your pH drops below 7.35, acidosis will occur. Symptoms of acidosis include tense muscles, headaches, fatigue, acne and joint pain. Acidosis can also exacerbate brittle bone disease and osteoporosis. Eating a diet rich in alkalizing foods and drinking plenty of alkalic beverages can help to quickly raise your body's pH levels and maintain good health.

Step 1

Make a drink of vegetable juice with added green powder, adding 1 tbsp. of green, or grass, powder to a glass of freshly squeezed vegetable juice will make a highly alkalic and nutrient-rich drink.

Step 2

Drink water with freshly squeezed lemon juice added. The pH of a food itself does not relate to its alkalic or acidic effect on the body. Lemons are extremely acidic, but after they have been digested and assimilated by the body, the result is alkaline-forming.

Did you know the Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against a variety of poisons, and that recent research has confirmed this belief?

There are many health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. The two biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser.
 
 Lemons contain many substances–notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene–that promote immunity and fight infection. These are well-known health facts about lemons.
 

Whether you use them in the form of juice, teas, drinks, dressing, poultices or in the bath, take advantage of lemons’ natural healing power.

1. Lemon being a citrus fruit, fights against infection. It helps in production of WBC’s and antibodies in blood which attacks the invading microorganism and prevents infection.

2. Lemon is an antioxidant which deactivates the free radicals preventing, stroke, cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

3. Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol).

4. Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer. They prevent faulty metabolism in the cell, which can predispose a cell to becoming carcinogenic.

5. Lemon juice gives a glow to the skin.

6. A few drops of lemon juice in hot water are believed to clear the digestive system and purify liver as well.

7. Lemon juice cure acne.

8. Lemon juice acts as a natural hair lightner and skin bleach.

9. Lemon juice is given to relieve gingivitis, stomatitis, and inflammation of the tongue.

10. Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold.

11. Lemon juice is given to prevent or treat urinary tract infection and gonorrhea.

12. Lemon juice is applied to the sites of bites and stings of certain insects to relieve its poison and pain.

13. Lemon juice relieves colic pain and gastric problems, it soothes the dry skin when applied with little glycerin.

14. Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills bacteria and other organisms present in them, prevents many gastro-intestinal tract infections.

15. Lemon juice warm every morning lowers cholesterol levels and brings down your weight. Lemon juice is the best drink to prevent dehydration and shock in case of diarrhea, it can also be used as a mouthwash.

16. A table spoon on thick lemon syrup everyday relieves asthma. It relieves chilblains and itchy skin.

17. Gargling lemon juice relieves throat infection and also used as a treatment for diphtheria.It's an excellent treatment for dandruff and greasy hair. Lemon applied over the face removes wrinkles and keeps you young.

18. Lemon juice helps to prevent and cure osteoarthritis.
 
 
 
Benefits of Lemon Detox Diet
Lemon is loaded with Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. The recommended dietary intake of Vitamin C is about 40 mg per day and juice of a single lemon is adequate to fulfill this requirement. In addition lemon also contains folic acids, flavanoids, Vitamin B6, potassium and limonene which is a powerful phytochemical.
Lemon Detox Diet provides several health benefits,
  • A lemon detox diet helps regularize bowel movement and fights constipation. A detox program helps clean the walls of the colon and eliminate toxic and fecal matter and enhance absorption.
 
A lemon detox diet helps boost immunity and enhance the body’s ability to fight infections. Further the detox diet helps purge out harmful toxins accumulated in the body either through faulty dietary practices or environmental exposure

Lemon detox diet helps combat physical and psychological stress. It helps reduce emotional stress and alleviates symptoms of fear, anxiety and irritability effectively

Antioxidants and Flavanoids in Lemon helps fight free radicals, that are responsible for cellular damage and thereby prevents premature aging and even helps prevent dreaded conditions like cancer

Detox diet also enhances energy levels and improves metabolism in the body

Detox diet also plays a crucial role in weight management and helps in losing weight quickly.
 
 

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Citric Acid Cleanses the System
Citric acid can also play a very important role in chelating out abnormal calcium stones. It has a unique ability to form soluble complexes with calcium that many have used to eliminate pancreatic stones and kidney stones. This mechanism can also help prevent calcium deposits from building up in the arteries that promote cardiovascular disease.
Clean water with lemon provides the body with hydration, anti-oxidants and electrolytes. Lemon is a rich source of the immune boosting vitamin C. It also has good quantities of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. Lemon is a tremendous source of citrus bioflavonoid anti-oxidant phytonutrients that have been given the label Vitamin P. Vitamin P consists of the flavonoid glycosides hesperetin and naringenin among others.

Vitamin P enhances the anti-oxidant capability of vitamin C. These bioflavonoids also improve capillary permeability and overall blood flow. This is especially important for oxygenating tissues and maintaining normal blood pressure. These anti-oxidants have also been shown to reduce swelling, venous backup and edema.

Upon rising take 1 full lemon and squeeze it into 16-32 oz of fresh clean water and drink.
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