It’s rather amazing that lemon developed such a harsh reputation over the years as the ‘sour’ one, because, despite the scrunchy face we might make biting into one (but really why would anyone ever want to do that beyond a dare), the benefits derived from a steady consumption of the edgy fruit are actually very “sweet”:
First, it’s a rich source of important vitamins and nutrients integral to overall health, like vitamins C, B6, A, and E, plus folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, and protein. Whew!
Second, it contains flavonoids, composites that, in turn, contain vital antioxidant and cancer fighting properties.
Third, the little yellow powerpack helps to prevent a plethora of diseases, and conditions, including diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, and indigestion, as well as greatly improves skin, hair, and teeth (hello vanity!).
Finally, lemon juice has even been found to eliminate the occurrence of kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which prevents the formation of crystals.
Pretty impressive! Which is why I start every morning with a tall glass of purified H2o and squeeze in one whole organic lemon. It tastes fresh, zesty, and doses me up fast on all the above-mentioned benefits.
And so, Social Gals and Gents, this week’s Social Gal Superjuice is, in fact, a Superwater! 😉 Enjoy.