Lemon Juice Has Many Benefits But Know The Dangers

Does Lemon Juice Erode Tooth Enamel?

Lemon Juice It's Many Benefits And Cautions

 

Before going into the very many benefits of lemon juice, let’s first look at the possible damage that it can, or won’t do to your teeth.

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), bacteria start attacking teeth within twenty minutes of eating or drinking, after which time the assault begins on the tooth enamel.

The starch from sugary drinks forms a sticky bond on teeth, which keeps acids on the tooth surface much longer, so try to avoid them.

Occasionally drinking a full glass of water with a squeeze of lemon in it is highly unlikely to cause any serious damage to tooth enamel. But doing so regularly without rinsing or brushing off the citric acid can eat at the enamel if it’s done long term and if precautions aren’t taken.

Precautions?

So the simple answer is, brush, or simply rinse your teeth within twenty minutes of drinking a glass of lemon juice.

Citrus seeds are not good for you. They’re not a really serious thing but just strain them off when you pour the juice.

Sugars and all honeys with the exception of Manuka honey, will reduce the effectiveness of lemons.

And Now For Some Major Benefits

1. (a) Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. (b) They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. And potassium also helps control blood pressure. (c) The ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons has anti-inflammatory effects, and is often used as a complementary support for asthma and other respiratory symptoms. (d) It also aids iron absorption in the body and iron plays an important role in the body’s immune function.

2. Lemon juice is a diuretic and helps flush out unwanted toxins from the body, and will likely prevent either extremes of constipation or diarrhea

3. Lemons are an antiseptic and have a powerful cleansing effect on the liver, kidneys, and blood.

4. Especially first thing in the morning, lemon juice will help relieve, and may even prevent digestive problems like bloating, intestinal gas and heartburn.

5. This might surprise you, but lemon juice will quickly stop heartburn because it balances pH Levels. Of course lemons are acidic, but inside our bodies they become alkaline, and the citric acid doesn’t create acidity in the body once it’s been metabolized.

How To Mix The Water And Juice

Just squeeze half a lemon into water and drink it down.

If you can, then use filtered water, and it should be just lukewarm and not scalding hot.

Avoid ice cold water, since that might be too much for your body to process, because it takes more energy to process ice cold water than warm.

Always use fresh lemons, organic if possible, and never use bottled lemon juice.

And Some Nice Extra Bonuses

1. A lemon’s antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make it a natural alternative for acne treatment. a) Simply slice open a lemon and rub it across your face. b) And you can add a few drops of honey to half a lemon before applying it directly to the area where you have blackheads, and then wait five to ten minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.

2. Lemons are also excellent for over oily skin. Before bed, just patting your face with a cotton swab that’s been dipped in a little lemon juice is highly effective.

3. The cheapest hair highlights that you’ll probably ever pay for, involve making a trip to the grocery store to buy some lemons. Combine lemon juice and hair conditioner, then comb through the hair that you want to lighten, and then sit in the sun for a few hours and then wash it out. It might take several times, but then you’ll start to notice a real difference.

4. There are bucket-loads of nail hardeners on the shelves at every drugstore, but you can get the same or similar results by simply using olive oil and lemon juice. The mixture doesn’t only condition weak and brittle nails, but also whitens yellowing nails.

5. Chapped lips? Lemons are an exfoliant, so just rub a lemon onto your lips at night, and then wash it off the next morning.

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5 comments on “Lemon Juice Has Many Benefits But Know The Dangers

  1. Thanks for the great info on the site, but I have a question for you, why don’t you mention any thing about lemon juice helping a person lose weight!

    Thanks

    • Thanks for your praise and question.

      The site is new and I promised myself that anything that I post on it will be as accurate as possible.

      I checked out a lot of articles relating to weight-loss and lemons but couldn’t find anything proving that lemons help people lose weight.

      They might, but because I couldn’t find anything definitive I decided not to mention it.

      Michael

  2. The best way to choose lemons that are full of juice is too choose ones that feel heavy for their size. And give them a squeeze, and if they feel solid then forget them.

    And to get the maximum amount of juice out of a lemon either leave it in hot water for a minute or so

    Or put in in the microwave on high for about 40 seconds, but prick it with a sharp knife a few times first, so it doesn’t explode!

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