Blog - Lemons and their Zesty Goodness!

By The Haven Team: 20 May 2016

Lemons and their Zesty Goodness!

The health benefits of lemon that have been known for centuries include its immune boosting ability and its qualities as a digestive aid.

It combats infections:

Did you know that freshly squeezed lemon juice can help boost your immune system and get rid of that cold? It contains high levels of vitamin C, an impressive 187% of the daily value per serving and as such, is a great infection fighter!

It aids digestion:

Lemon juice helps the stomach to produce an acidic environment and it also helps our liver with bile production, which is an essential acid that is required for digestion. Taken first thing in the morning, it helps to kick-start the digestion process for the day. Lemon juice will also help to reduce symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn and bloating.

So have a glass of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice first thing every morning, on an empty stomach. It will help flush out toxins, boost your immune system and help your digestion. It reduces stress too, due to its effect on adrenals. While it is so refreshing and quenches thirst, it is advised to always consume it diluted as it can damage the enamel on your teeth.

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