When I was at Sanoviv Medical Institute, it was standard practice for everyone to start the day with the juice of a half of a lemon in a cup of lukewarm water.My husband now begins every day with his warm water and lemon juice from fresh lemons in our garden. I only just found out this week that the right temperature would be lukewarm water , since boiling water kills all the enzymes that the lemon contains, cold water adds stress to the bod and lukewarm or even room temperature water is more friendly to the digestive system. Thank you to my friend Viola for contacting Sanoviv directly and asking them!
Lemon can stimulate and aid elimination and digestion and helps to destroy putrefactive bacteria in both the intestines and the mouth. Although it is acidic in nature a pH of 2 to 3, it is alkaline-forming in the body and when added to water is a great way to begin a healthy day. I find it amazing that highly acidic foods like lemons, tomatoes and limes have an alkaline effect on the body! Sanoviv explains that the high alkaline mineral content of these foods means that once consumed and metabolized they increase the alkalinity of the cells of the body.
dd a pinch of cayenne to your lemon water for some added benefits. Cayenne increases metabolism, stimulates the circulatory system, improves cell structure of the arteries, and regulates blood flow to equalize pressure. It’s great for the stomach and intestinal tract as it helps with assimilation and elimination. Many people don’t realize that it’s great for heartburn.
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