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The juice of a fresh-squeezed lemon in water has many medicinal values, as well as its benefits for cleansing the body, stimulating the liver, and improving digestion and elimination.

Ingredients

Serves 1 people

Recipe Directions

Experts believe that lemon water can help reduce the amount of uric acid in joints, which is one of the underlying causes of certain types of joint pain.

For example, according to Harvard Medical School, "an attack of gout occurs when excess uric acid is deposited in a joint and forms urate crystals that irritate the joint lining. White blood cells try to gobble up the crystals, but they are not equal to the task. The white blood cells are themselves damaged, releasing chemicals that cause inflammation, swelling, and pain."

Drinking lemon in water can also help to remove other metabolic and acidic wastes from the body. It will also help to alkalize the body and control the proliferation of unhealthy bacteria and viruses. 

Warm or room temperature: 

References

http://www.waterbenefitshealth.com/lemon-in-water.html

Vitamins Distribution

Vitamin / Mineral(%)Recommended Daily Intake
vitamin C  (5)
 
folate  (0)
 

The above graph is an indication of the percentages for each vitamin and mineral that the recipe provides for you. The numbers are the percentage of the Recommended daily intake, 100 means that is all you require for that vitamin or mineral for 1 day. *Note above percentages are based on USDA Figures, effects of cooking and juicing will affect these figures, use as a guideline only. For slow juicing Typically 20-30 percent is lost and 80-90% of the fibre is lost.

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Average review score 5.00
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12-Dec-16
A refreshing, alkalizing drink