Lemonade is one of the favorite and most commonly used summer drinks
Lemon is an evergreen plant whose height is from 3 to 6 meters. It has bright white flowers with a strong scent and refreshing fruits. Lemon can bloom up to 3 times a year (from May to September) in a suitable area. It bears fruit after flowering. The fruits are used for eating, juice and processing. Lemon is a plant with an optimal source of vitamin C (important especially for women for the production of collagen and the absorption of iron from plant foods). Adequate intake of vitamin C prevents the formation of gallstones. Vitamin C stimulates bone regeneration and fights colds.
In recent years, alternative medicine has mentioned lemon in the fight against cancer (because it kills cancer cells better than chemotherapy). Lemon is estimated to be 10,000 times stronger than adriamycin (a popular chemotherapy drug). Lemon only acts on cancer cells without destroying healthy cells. Lemon kills bacteria, viruses and fungi and acts on parasites.
Lemon is especially recommended for the following people:
-persons who use a diet
-persons with respiratory problems
-persons with depression
-persons with gout
-persons with slow metabolism
-persons who love sweets and dairy products
-persons with varicose veins
-persons over 60 years of age
The healthiest part of lemon is zest (found in the peel). Therefore, the consumption of lemon peel is recommended. Wash the lemon with baking soda before each consumption.
Citric acid is in lemon juice. Increases (alkalizes) pH value. Citric acid helps dissolve kidney stones by increasing the pH of urine. It removes ammonia (a product of protein metabolism) from the body.
- D-Limonen is in the bark. It alleviates inflammatory processes and normalizes blood sugar. D-limonen is useful for respiratory pathologies. Therefore, it is necessary for people with damaged lungs (asthma, inflammatory lung conditions) and smokers.
-Eriocitrin is an antioxidant in bark and juice. Reduces inflammatory conditions, oxidative stress and optimizes blood sugar levels (in combination with other active substances). Eriocitrin triggers the oxidation of fatty acids. Normalizes sensitivity to the hormone insulin. This substance activates the biogenesis of cellular mitochondria.
-Hesperidin reduces oxidative stress and inflammatory conditions. Normalizes vascular health. Reduces the likelihood of macular degeneration (retinal degeneration in the elderly population). The substance reduces the effect of galactose (glucose-like sugar present in dairy products).
-diosmin strengthens blood vessels. It is effective in varicose veins and hemorrhoid therapy in combination with hesperidin.
- Nobletin is in lemon peel. It is a potential geroprotector.
Lemonade has a detoxifying effect (due to vitamin C and mineral salts), freeing the body from toxins and cleansing the blood. Neutralizes blood acidity and normalizes the tone (tension) of blood vessels. Lemon juice is a great substitute for vinegar. Add lemon to salads and marinades (because it softens food without changing the taste of food).
A simple recipe for lemon juice is to mix lemon juice with water in a ratio of 1: 2 (add sugar to taste).
Lemon juice therapy
On the first day of therapy, drink the juice of one lemon. Increase the dose by one more lemon every day until you reach 7 fruits a day. From the eighth day, this dose is reduced by one lemon until it is equal to the primary dose of one lemon. Perform the therapy for 14 days. The procedure can be repeated after a two-week break. The treatment is effective for kidney stones, gout, obesity, migraines, varicose veins, sciatica, liver and respiratory diseases. During the treatment, eat all other foods and meals.
- The juice of one or 2 lemons (depending on the individual’s body weight) per day is the optimal amount for daily consumption.