Magic Of Lemon Juice!
I was just reading an article in our local paper, The Press Journal and knew right away that it should be shared. Although they didn't call it magic, the magic of lemon juice sounded like a great title since all of the benifits to your health make it seem like magic.
Did you know that drinking a glass of water mixed with a tablespoon of real lemon juice every morning could prevent you from getting cancer? Sounds like this would either be a bunch of bull or magic doesn't it?
According to this article, "one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world", says that over twenty labratory test have been done since 1970 and it shows that this lemon extract destroys malignant cells in at least twelve types of cancer. These cancers include breast, colon, lung, pancreas and prostrate. It also says that the lemon juice regulates blood pressure, helps fight bacterial infections and has numorous other benefits to our health.
Why haven't we heard about this before? Once again, according to the article, because labratories want to keep it under wraps while they come up with a synthetic version that they can sell us.
After reading this article, I decided that the benefits of the lemon would make a good topic for a Squidoo lens. I will be doing a lot more research on this and bringing it here for the Squidoo community to check out.
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Lemon Juice And Cancer
We have all heard the stories about the side-effects of chemotherapy! Well lemon juice is said to be 10,000 times stronger then Adriamycin with no side-effects.
According to these reports, lemon extract does not harm healthy cells but somehow destroys malignant cells of at least twelve types of cancer. The Press Journal lists the Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD as their source for this information.
I know that we are bombarded with rumors about different things curing this or that, as well as stories about things that we eat or do every day causing cancer. It's at the point that many of us just shrug it off when we hear the latest, figuring that they'll come back in a few weeks and say just the opposite.
But drinking a glass of water mixed with a tablespoon of lemon juice! If there might be any truth at all in this, wouldn't it be worth doing? We know that both lemons and lemon juice have been cited for the health benefits since the beginning of time, so it sure wouldn't hurt to use it anyway and if it cures or keeps us from getting cancer, I'll give it a try.
Lemons Are Well Known For Their Health Benefits!
The Other Side Of The Story
As with most of the stories that we hear, there are always two sides. My "research" didn't take to long to run across a website that doen't say that the benefits of the lemon are not true, but it does say that they "may be" highly exagerated. Once again, we don't know what we should believe, but I for one, believe that if there is any truth in the story that lemon juice will kill cancer cells, it is worth a try.
But, everyone deserves the right to read both sides of this story and decide for themselves whether they want to take the chance that this might or might not be true. While I don't want to give those with cancer a false hope, I can very easily believe that drug manufacturers would be willing to suppress the information if it meant that they could make a few more bucks. After all, look how fast the price of "name brand" drugs drop when the same drug can me generically manufactured.
Here is the link to the site that says the story about lemons and cancer is highly exagerated:
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Concentrated Lemon Juice
Never take concentrated lemon juice! Always dilute it with water or use it in a reciepe! Concentrated lemon juice has a lot of acid and can cause damage to tooth enamel. Diluting it before injesting will minimize this danger.
From my research, it would appear that you get the most benefit by mixing a tablespoon of concentrated lemon juice with a glass of water and drinking it on an empty stomach every morning. If you might be constipated, using warm water with the lemon juice is said to relieve this condition.
Aside from the cancer benefits mentioned before, lemon juice has many other health benefits. It aids digestion, prevents vomiting, works as an antacid for heartburn, helps with bladder and kidney problems and the list goes on and on.
You can read a great article on some of the health benefits at this link: EarthCommon!
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a drug store in your kitchen, a beauty therapist on hand in the bathroom every morning, a cleaner ready and willing to work any time of the day, and a chef happily dispensing meals that taste great and are good for you?
You do... and it's called a lemon.
Lemons are chock full of goodness and grandma and her forebears have been using them forever to ... get rid of pimples, add flavor to foods, clean the bathroom, disinfect the kitchen bench, scrub oil off concrete, treat a headache, beat a cold and more.
What a simple lemon added to a couple of other kitchen-cupboard ingredients can do is amazing!
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Other Uses For Lemons
Lemons are not just for helping you stay healthy. There are other uses for lemons around the house.
Try using half a lemon to brighten your copper. Put a little baking powder or salt on the lemon half and watch the copper start to shine.
Lemon juice can remove grease and stains as well as deodorize. And, that same lemon half with a little baking soda can remove stains from your plastic containers
Lemon juice can also be used as a disinfectant..
Lemon juice can brighten your yellowing fingernails, keep insects at bay, clean your toilet and even give you relief from a hangover.
No matter how you look at it, lemons are good for you!
Vitimins And Nutrients In A Lemon
The following information comes from Health Alternatives2000.com
They have a great site with a lot of information on different foods!
One lemon without peel contains 0.92 grams protein, 24 calories and 2.4 grams of dietary fiber
Vitamin A - 18 IU
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.034 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.017 mg
Niacin - 0.084 mg
Folate - 9 mcg
Pantothenic Acid - 0.16 mg
Vitamin B6 - 0.067 mg
Vitamin C - 44.5 mg
Vitamin E - 0.13 mg
Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.
Potassium - 116 mg
Phosphorus - 13 mg
Magnesium - 7 mg
Calcium - 22 mg
Sodium - 2 mg
Iron - 0.5 mg
Selenium 0.3 mcg
Manganese - 0.025 mg
Copper - 0.031 mg
Zinc - 0.05 mg
Also contains small amounts of other minerals.
What Is Your Opinion On Lemon Juice?
Let us know what you think about using lemon juice as a remedy for health issues!
Would you be willing to drink lemon juice and water every morning?
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Do you have any experience with using lemons for health reasons? Why not share them with us? Questions about the use of lemons are welcome! If we don't know the answers, we'll try to find them.
I was going to add the recipe for my wife's lemon meringue pie but she says that she doesn't have it wrote down. She just does it from memory. So, if any of you have some good recipes using lemons, why not share them here?