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Lemon Juice Diet: Drink Plenty of Lemon Water With No Sugar

Updated on January 1, 2014

Lemon Juice Diet: Secret to Health

Lemon Juice Diet: A Health Secret
Lemon Juice Diet: A Health Secret

Lemon Juice + Water Makes Alkaline Lemonade: A Health Secret

Many of us knows that alkaline water helps the body neutralize stored toxins and acids. An alkaline-acid balance must be kept in the body to maintain good health. Lemon tastes very sour and by itself alone it is acidic. Drink pure lemon juice alone may damage your teeth over time; it can also be harmful for people with citrus allergies or ulcers. But there is an interesting fact that most of us may not be aware of, that is adding lemon juice to the water to taste would make water alkaline (cayenne pepper can also be added for additional health benefits). Sugarless lemonade is a type of alkaline food that is very helpful in terms of food digestion and absorption in our body. Lemon is rich in vitamin C and calcium. Drinking plenty of lemonade is really good for our health! Your doctor should agree on this one as well. If possible, better drink the the amount equal to a whole freshly processed lemon everyday, and drinking it within five minutes to avoid being oxidized is ideal. If you don't feel comfortable with the sourness, add a bit of salt; for anyone who want to lose weight, consider taking it with yogurt drink to achieve better results. But keep in mind, never add sugar to it, or the original alkaline will immediately turn into acid. When our body becomes acidic, many diseases will hit us easily, including cancer.

Lemon Juice Diet Benefit

Many who work full time tend to eat out during the day, they are mostly lack of intake of fruits, vegetables and vitamin C in general in their daily meals, which does the damages over the years. How to make it up? It all comes from your daily life! Supplement the meals with plenty of sugarless lemonade is a wonderful choice; drinking 7 cups of lemonade is also very beneficial. Our body needs three to four liters, or up to two two-liter soda bottles' worth of water daily.

Lemon juice is so rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C, so it is one of the best beauty regimens; It can prevent and eliminate skin pigmentation therefore whitening your skin; applying slices of Lemon on your face has pretty good effect of cellulite beauty. Lemon can also enhance digestion, alleviate loss of appetite and physical fatigue, help in weight loss and hangover. Drinking fresh lemonade can also prevent us from getting cardiovascular diseases, because lemon can ease the process of blood clotting done by calcium ion, so lemon juice or lemonade can be used for prevention and adjuvant treatment for high blood pressure and myocardial infarction. Lemonade contains large amount of citrate which can inhibit crystallization of calcium salts thereby preventing the formation of kidney stones; it can even reduce the amount of stones in patients who suffer chronic kidney stones. Just always remember not to drink pure lemon juice for the side effects mentioned early on.

Cardiovascular Disease

Japanese work very hard to make living. The several top causes of death in the country are all cardiovascular related. According to professor Hiroshi Itakura of department of Life Sciences at Ibaraki Christian University, apart from the number one cause cancer, the death rate caused by combined cardiovascular diseases from number two and three is much higher than death rate from cancer.

Cardiovascular diseases are generally caused by narrowed blood vessels due to thickened arterial wall or loss of elasticity from atherosclerotic lesions, and it is the biggest killer in many deaths. Due to lacking of exercises, eating high calories, high fat food, plus having to bear the pressure from work and family, more and more people are getting various cardiovascular diseases.

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Lemon Juice Diet is A Health Secret

First and foremost step to prevent us from getting such disease is: change your diet and lifestyle! Lemon diet is one of the best things you can do to help yourself. Lemon is a strong natural antioxidant that will inhibit free radicals; it also helps to improve the condition of osteoporosis due to lack of calcium. In addition, food researcher Yoko Arimoto also pointed out, that people in south Italy are very healthy, strong and have clear thinking, some people even say: "There is no such word 'fatigue' in my dictionary". It is because they are rich in lemon production, people living there always use lemon to add flavor in their everyday cooking. So Yoko Arimoto suggested hard working people store some freshly processed original lemon juice in refrigerator, only add certain amount of water to it (now lemonade) when it's time to drink, that can be very beneficial to our health.

Base on the fact that lemon improves blood circulation and helps absorption of calcium, putting lemon in your diet or drinking lemon juice or lemonade everyday is indeed very helpful. Moreover, prices on lemons are inexpensive, hard working people really should switch the gear towards this kind of economic and affordable healthy food than buying those expensive health products.

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    • Harsha Vardhana R profile image

      Harsha Vardhana R 

      6 years ago from Bangalore

      A very good set of info. Vote up!

      I have a query. How about jaggery (traditional unrefined non-centrifugal whole cane sugar) instead of refined white sugar?

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      sunnymarie 

      7 years ago

      Great Hub! Thanks for sharing.

    • snakebaby profile imageAUTHOR

      Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 

      7 years ago from Boston, MA, USA

      I think you summarized very well, Philip. I also assume pure lemon juice we just squeezed out is fine since we drink and eat everyday which should turn the juice into alkaline (like adding water to it). This is an interesting topic, and we both learned from each other, didn't we? Btw, I miss your writing here...Thanks a lot for everything!

    • sgphilgoh profile image

      sgphilgoh 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Snakebaby, I'm flattered by your remark. My understanding of pure lemon juice is that it is something that one personally squeezes out from a lemon fruit.What you call fresh lemon juice. If it is bought from a supermarket in the form of a packet or bottle, regardless of what is stated on its label, one can never be sure of its purity, due to the handling and processing involved. My conclusion is that drinking lemon juice without added sugar is beneficial to health, regardless of whether any water is deliberately added, as water is always present in the food that we eat. This concurs with your statement. Thanks again for the useful information provided.

    • snakebaby profile imageAUTHOR

      Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 

      7 years ago from Boston, MA, USA

      Thanks, Philip, sounds like you know better about lemon! I learned something myself from your comment. Just want to confirm, when you say "pure lemon juice", you meant newly processed juice, not the lemon juice we buy from the market, yes? I did see an article titled like "why adding water to lemon juice makes it alkaline", something like that. Looking forward to your reply so I won't have any misleading info in this hub:)

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      sgphilgoh 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      I've a love-hate feeling with lemons. I love lemon for its nutritional value and hate it for weakening the teeth.Let me explain how this comes about. I always drink lemon juice with added sugar and water.

      Immediately after drinking, I can feel my teeths' sensitivity and weakening of the outer enamel layer.

      After reading your post, I tried drinking lemon juice with added water only and I don't get this sensitivity on my teeth. I don't even feel the need to flush my mouth with water anymore!

      There's quite a lot of debate going on whether lemon is acid or alkali. My own conclusion after doing some research is that pure lemon juice is acidic (2 - 3 pH value). However, after mixing with water, it becomes alkali. So that, from nutritional science point of view, it is alkali that can counter the excessive acidity present in the stomach.

      Thank you for providing some very useful information again.

    • snakebaby profile imageAUTHOR

      Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 

      7 years ago from Boston, MA, USA

      @Inspired to write: Thank you for the comment. I just did some research myself on sugar added bottled lemon juice, but found no helpful info. People claim lemon juice is acidic everywhere, saying PH can be low as 2.5, so my personal conclusion based on what I can find and common knowledge, is that bottled lemon juice has to be acidic.

      I myself will try fresh lemon juice without sugar. But guess it doesn't hurt if you don't have an acidic body, and want to enjoy bottled juice sometimes. I definitely will have the discipline for myself, though, for the most benefit :)

    • snakebaby profile imageAUTHOR

      Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 

      7 years ago from Boston, MA, USA

      @MikeSyrSutton: Thank you, Mike, for reading my hubs

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      Dale J Ovenstone 

      7 years ago from Wales UK

      Great article Snakebaby.

      I have been waiting on such information concerning the beneficial usage of lemon for some time now. Especially your info concerning Alkaline versus Acid within the body & how if this balance is not correct how one can thus suffer ailments.

      Thank you once again. I am about to pluck some lemons from my local supermarket. Incidentally, I wonder if that bottled 100% lemon juice would have the same effects? Regards Dale

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      MikeSyrSutton 

      7 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Well Snakebaby,

      Good stuff as always!

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