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When Life Gives You Lemons: 7 Ways Fresh Lemon Water Can Help You Get Healthy Starting Today
6. Detox Your Body
If you want to be kind to your liver and help it to do its job (which is to maintain the cleanliness of your body), try drinking a glass of water with fresh lemon juice in it. The lemon juice increases the bile in your system, which you need to digest your food. The juice also helps to oversee excess bile so the digestive tract doesn’t become impaired. The addition of lemon water to your diet helps your liver work at a higher level in removing the toxins from your body.
7. Heart Healthy
Many heart problems stem from high cholesterol levels. Getting these levels under control can help reduce the cholesterol particles in the LDL levels from oxidizing. Controlled cholesterol levels can also help to prevent you from having a stroke. Once again, adding fresh lemon water to your daily regimen will help bring your cholesterol numbers back where they should be.
With all of these great tips on how to enhance your life with lemons, how much do you need for maximum effectiveness? The recommended recipe is the juice of half of a lemon, or 1 tablespoon of juice, mixed into an 8-ounce glass of water. Some people add their lemon juice to warm water and consume it first thing in the morning. If you desire, you can add a spoonful of honey to your water to make it more palatable. Any chance you get to add lemon to your water or other beverages throughout the day will just add even more benefits.
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If you are serious about adding lemons to your water daily, you won’t have to worry about running out if you grow your own fruit. You can grow lemons either indoors or outside. All you need are the seeds from an organic lemon, some good potting soil, a pot for your seedling (12” deep by 24” wide) and a sunny window. Keep the soil moist and fertilize with an organic product.