In Anthony William’s book Medical Medium Life Changing Foods, we get further confirmation that lemons (and limes) are the real-deal when it comes to superior nutrition, mineral bio-availability, and organ detoxification.
Here’s what lemons (and limes) can do according to William’s work:
- ultra-hydrating and electrolyte-producing because they’re a top source of mineral salts and trace mineral salts, containing bioavailable sodium
- most highly absorbable vitamin C
- they contain specialized phytochemicals called limenoids that bond together vitamin C and calcium creating alkalinity in the body that helps prevent the growth of almost every type of cancer
- cleanse the liver, kidneys, spleen, thyroid and gallbladder
- they purge the many toxins we accumulate from exposure to plastics, synthetic chemicals, radiation, and poor food choices
So, what’s happened to me over the past year that I’ve been sipping on hot lemon water?
I feel pretty darn magnificent.
Now there’s a lot of things at work making me feel that way, most important of which is nutritional excellence following a nutritarian lifestyle. But I absolutely know that the increased circulation I’m getting from my morning hot lemon water has helped me release even more fat this year.
I’ve never been a coffee drinker but I can attest to the fact that hot lemon water wakes me up in the morning with a tart pucker and is infinitely more enjoyable than hot water alone.
But probably the most interesting bit of information I discovered in researching my daily hot lemon water practice is this:
“Once detoxification has drawn the gunk out of your cells and tissues (your liver does much of its work overnight), it needs to be flushed out when you wake up–otherwise, those toxins settle back in. Lemon or lime water is more beneficial for this process than plain water, because filtration has often taken the life out of drinking water, and these citrus stars reawaken its healing abilities.”
– Anthony Williams, Medical Medium Life Changing Foods
Simple Hot Lemon Water
Cultivate this simple, cheap and effective habit to increase your circulation and over-all health. Here’s an easy recipe to get you started!
- 1/2 to 1 lemon
- 8 to 10 ounces water
Heat water over stove top or in a microwave-safe mug until just before a rolling boil. For microwave, about 120 seconds on high.
While water is heating juice the lemon. Use 1/2 lemon if you weigh less than 150 pounds use the whole lemon if you weigh more than 150 pounds.
Pour lemon juice into mug with hot water and stir well. Drink with the temperature as hot as possible.
You can use lime juice instead of lemon juice, if you prefer, and still retain most of the health benefits (the only question would be DNA-damage repair properties).
I like to batch-prep my lemon juice for the week. Buy a 1-pound bag of lemons for the week and juice at once. If you follow this approach you’ll want to add 2 tbsp. as the equivalent for 1 whole lemon. And 1 tbsp. as the equivalent for 1/2 lemon.
Lemon or lime juice will last for 2 months (or more) when properly stored in a glass Mason jar in the fridge.
Right bout now you might have some questions about coffee or tea, if so you can read up my FAQs here to learn more about those topics when you’re following the nutritarian lifestyle.
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