Kick off your New Year with this clean and healthy hangover cure! Lemons are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Lemons are also a great source of natural acid, making the fruit a natural medicine for many common ailments.
o H. pylori in your gut is a bacteria that causes ulcers and the acidity in lemons can help to fight this bacteria. See our health tonics below.
o Wrinkles! Lactic acid mixed with ascorbic acid from lemons can create a chemical peel: mix 1 cup milk, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp brandy : brush on face, leave on for a few minutes and rinse off.
o Helping to balance acidity and increase alkalinity in the body – believe it or not, despite its initial acidity in the body citrus fruits actually leave an alkaline ash in the body
o As a liver tonic, drink with water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach
Lemon Beverage Ideas
1. Simple fresh squeezed lemons with hot water and honey is a soothing tea which can serve as a coffee replacement; it’s readily available in restaurants and from cafes and coffee shops when you’re on-the-go.
2. Try mixing 1 cup hot water, ¼ lemon, and 1 tsp ground flax seed as a liver tonic, to help aid digestion and sooth painful stomach ulcers.
3. During the summer we love mixing fresh squeezed lemons with water and stevia to taste. Try it as an alternative to high calorie juice and iced tea!