Lemons are a wonderful fruit and are part of the citrus family of fruits, along with oranges, limes and grapefruits. They naturally grow in warm climates near the equator, but can be grown indoors in pots in colder climates.
They should be listed in all of those lists of super foods because they are quite extraordinary in their ability to help the body maintain optimum health. If you’d like to know how these amazing little yellow fruits can help you become the healthiest you can be read on for tips!
Cleanse Your Liver
In the morning your digestive system is in a state of fasting because you have not had any food in your system all night. This is the prime time to give your liver a jump start for the day in its efforts to detoxify your body of all of the harmful substances we encounter in our modern world. An excellent easy way to do this it to slice a lemon into quarters and squeeze one quarter sized piece into a medium sized glass of warm water.
Drink all of the lemon water, and then wait 20-30 minutes before eating your first meal. Store the remaining three quarter-sized pieces in the refrigerator in a container for the following days, or use them in herbal teas throughout the day to add wonderful flavour to your favourite tea.