Boost your energy and detox with lemon water

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Lemon Water Energy Drink(NaturalHealth365) Clean water and fresh squeezed lemon is one of the most well tested energy boosters around. Most people, in the ‘modern world’, rely on caffeinated beverages like coffee to get aroused in the morning. These adrenal stimulants produce dirty energy in the form of blood sugar swings and oxidative stress.

Water with lemon produces clean energy by hydrating and oxygenating the body to extraordinary energy and mental clarity. After sleeping through the night the bodily tissues are dehydrated and need clean, pure water to filter out toxins and improve energy production in the cells.

Most individuals turn to stimulants like coffee in the morning to give them a jump start. Unfortunately, coffee is a diuretic that depletes your body of water reserves and essential minerals and electrolytes like sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium.

The danger of caffeine on your adrenal glands and energy production

People feel energized by coffee due to the effects of caffeine on the adrenal glands. Coffee stimulates these organs to pump out instant energy hormones – epinephrine and norepinephrine. These hormones stimulate the body to breakdown stored sugar and release it into the bloodstream. This process causes abnormal blood sugar that increases oxidative stress, free radical formation and overall tissue damage.

This form of energy is called ‘dirty energy’ because it produces a rampant amount of damage to the body in order to activate energy formation. Clean energy produces cellular energy without an excessive load of oxidative stress.

A great way to supercharge your energy levels

The food and beverages we eat provide electrically charged molecules that initiate energy production in our body. An ion is part of a molecule that carries an electrical charge. Positively charged ions are called “cations,” while negatively charged ions are called “anions.”

Most of the food we put into our bodies comes in the form of cationic while our natural digestive processes (hydrochloric acid, digestive enzymes, saliva) are anionic. Lemon is one of the only anionic foods on the planet. This means that it carries a very strong negative charge and is extremely electrically active.

How do fresh lemon help to energize the body?

Fresh lemon helps oxygenate the body and maximizes enzyme function. Lemon is known to stimulate natural enzymes within the liver. This assists the liver in the process of dumping toxins like uric acid and liquefying congested bile ducts.

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. Many individuals hypothesize that this mechanism can also help prevent calcium deposits from building up in the arteries promoting cardiovascular disease.

What are the health benefits of drinking lemon water?

Clean water with lemon provides the body with hydration, antioxidants 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 antioxidant phytonutrients that have been given the label vitamin P.

Vitamin P consists of the flavonoid glycosides hesperetin and naringenin among others. Studies have shown that vitamin P enhances the antioxidant 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 antioxidants have also been shown to reduce swelling, venous backup and edema.

Health tip: Upon arising take 1 full lemon and squeeze it into 16-32 oz. of fresh clean water and drink. Be sure to eat out the membranous parts of the lemon where the majority of the pectin fiber and citrus bioflavonoids are located. Stevia can be added to form sugar-free lemonade. Plus, if you like, use apple cider vinegar and various herbs to boost the enzymatic and antioxidant potential.

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About the author: Dr. David Jockers owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Ga. He is a Maximized Living doctor. His expertise is in weight loss, customized nutrition & exercise, & structural corrective chiropractic care. For more information – visit: DrJockers.com. Dr. Jockers is also available for long distance phone consultations to help you beat disease and reach your health goals.

References:
http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/lemon%20water.htm
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/lemon.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/033649_citrus_bioflavonoids_oxidative_stress.html

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  • Joan Camara

    Get ORGANIC lemons perferably. I squeeze mine in warm aquifier water in the morning and drink.

  • Andrea

    Is there any information here on what the acid in lemons does to your teeth? My mum had lemon in water everyday for years and blames it for her teeth crumbling away she had to get caps in the end.

    • Nancy

      Use a straw to drink it minimize enamel erosion.