“When life gives you a lemon add it to your energy soup or at least… squeeze it, mix it with six ounces of (pure) water and drink it.”
Don’t let the bad press about lemons removing tooth enamel scare you into not enjoying these amazing juicy citrus delights. Tooth enamel is made of minerals and its ability to withstand acidic substances varies from person to person. Lemon juice or any other acidic substance can set up an environment that causes de-mineralization and decay of tooth enamel.
Lemon juice’s high acidity, pH 2-3, is due to the high citric acid content of lemon juice. When eating any food or drinking beverages with this high acidity your tooth enamel will start to dissolve.
So, pay attention to the way you are consuming lemon juice. If you put it in a cup of water, it will raise the pH from high acidic to a slightly acidic range of 5-7 pH. Eating lemons without the water put your tooth enamel at risk of rapidly decaying. Some people drink lemon juice through a straw to keep the juice off of their teeth. The best and easiest way to protect your tooth enamel is to always rinse out your mouth after eating a lemon, you should do the same with any fruit juice or sugary beverage. By the way, soda pop, pasteurized juices, and energy drinks have a much greater impact on your tooth enamel does than lemon juice. The average 16oz soft drink is so acid that it takes drinking at least 32 of the same size glasses of alkaline water to restore the the pH blance
My recommendation is that you never drink anything but pure water, fresh raw living fruit juices, vegetable juices and smoothies, lemons always make a tasty addition to any of these. So, why not make a lemon juice diet a part of your healthy lifestyle and enjoy the amazing health benefits you will receive by doing so. Here at creative health institute most of us drink lemon water everyday and it is added to our many of our energy soups and jucices The natural cleansing benefits are nothing short of amazing.
I love the health classic, Back to Eden, in which author points out that, “The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, rickets and tuberculosis. In pregnancy, it will help to build bone in the child. We find that the lemon contains certain elements which will go to build up a healthy system and keep that system healthy and well. As a food, we find, owing to its potassium content, it will nourish the brain and nerve cells. Its calcium builds up the bony structure and makes healthy teeth.
“Its magnesium, in conjunction with calcium, has an important part to play in the formation of albumen in the blood. The lemon contains potassium 48.3, calcium 29.9, phosphorus 11.1, magnesium 4.4. Lemons are useful in treating asthma, biliousness, colds, coughs, sore throat, diphtheria, la grippe [flu or influenza], heartburn, liver complaint[s], scurvy, fevers and rheumatism.”
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Robert Morgan – Bobby
Creative Health Institute
Union City, Michigan