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Old 05-21-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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The benefits of lemons

I was wondering if anyone could explain to me the benefit of adding lemon to water ... what impact does this have?
Are lemons allowable on induction (atkins)? Is it true that it will help to relieve constipation? I would LOVE to get some feedback on this one and learn from the masters...
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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They are one of the most alkaline foods, very helpful if you are eating a lot of meat which is acidic. They also help with calcium absorption. I drink fresh squeezed stevia lemonade daily, love it!
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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I found this on a website called iloveindia.com

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Warm lemon water serves as the perfect good morning drink, as it aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier. It prevents the problem of constipation and diarrhea from taking place, by ensuring smooth bowel functions. Read further to explore information about hot lemon water benefits…

Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. Lemon water flushes out body toxins and thus is extremely beneficial for the body.

Lemon, a fruit popular for its therapeutic properties, helps promote your immune system and thus, protects you from the clutches of most types of infections. It also plays the role of blood purifier. Lemon is a fabulous antiseptic bestowed on us by Mother Nature. Limewater juice works wonders for people having heart problem, owing to its high potassium content. So, make it a part of your daily routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning and then open your gateway to enjoy its health benefits.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:53 PM   #4
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Sounds great :-)
I think I'm going ot add in some lemon...
Is it true that if you drink it with hot hot water that it is a good constipation reliever? If so, how much lemon does one need to use AND how long does it take?
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:13 PM   #5
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It's supposed to help the nutrients in green tea be assimilated to a greater degree by your body.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:50 PM   #6
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it is induction friendly, according to Dr. A. he recommends it.
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:24 PM   #7
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Wow, thanks for the info, Melle! I take my AM supplements w/ a tall glass of warm water flavored w/ 2 Tbsp of organic lemon juice (from my tree) ~ it just feels like a healthy thing to do! Now I have proof!
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:31 PM   #8
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I have the same problem I've tried EVERYTHING under the sun.

Fawn reccomended a liquid magnesim citrate. So I got PG's Natural Calm (Raspberry Lemon) because I'd heard so many others raving about it. You drink it like hot tea before bedtime. It's working for me.

Natural Vitality Products - Natural Calm - Peter Gillham

Something else that works great for a lot of people is Smooth Move Tea:
Smooth Move Tea - Traditional Medicinals


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Sounds great :-)
I think I'm going ot add in some lemon...
Is it true that if you drink it with hot hot water that it is a good constipation reliever? If so, how much lemon does one need to use AND how long does it take?
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:50 AM   #9
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Okay -- so here is what I did last night and it worked like a charm (for constipation -- lovely topic, I know).

I poured a hot-hot glass of water (just from the tap) added some fresh squeeze lemon juice (about a 1cm slice) and chugged it ... WELLL -- within an hour or so things started moving and vwalla!!!! Fixed ... I will remember this the next time I have a trouble...
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:07 AM   #10
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I was wondering if anyone could explain to me the benefit of adding lemon to water ... what impact does this have? Are lemons allowable on induction (atkins)? Is it true that it will help to relieve constipation? I would LOVE to get some feedback on this one and learn from the masters.
Vit.C is such a busy vitamin that it's always good to have a source of it, particularly a fresh source. I'm expecting a free sample of some lemony stuff that I hope will help me have lemon more easily available to me.

Don't overlook what a startling effect lemon has when squeezed fresh on veg or meat dishes at the table. It's amazing. Also fragrant. Love lemons!
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:47 PM   #11
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Only thing is juice is hard on diabetics had to stop cause it kept my sugars up there Dr. Bernstein does not recommend for diabetics
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:48 PM   #12
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Only thing is juice is hard on diabetics had to stop cause it kept my sugars up there Dr. Bernstein does not recommend for diabetics
Not sure this applies to lemon juice on vegies. Surely it applies to drinking fruit juice. I'd guess that a bit of lemon or lime to flavor your water or to perk up vegies or any food is not a problem for anyone.

However, I am not a doctor nor a diabetic. Do ask your physician about this.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:01 PM   #13
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As well as an organ cleansing assist.....
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:11 PM   #14
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i've been chugging the heck out of my lemonade the last 3 days (stevia & lemons) found out the nustevia i had had Maltodextrin which apparently is bad? so i got some sweetleaf today..but anyways..does anyone know of the carb count in lemons? or is it even something to worry about?
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:56 PM   #15
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It also helps prevent water retention.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:43 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=loveispeakincode;15440131]i've been chugging the heck out of my lemonade the last 3 days (stevia & lemons) found out the nustevia i had had Maltodextrin which apparently is bad? so i got some sweetleaf today..but anyways..does anyone know of the carb count in lemons? or is it even something to worry about?[/QUOTE]


According to The Calorie King book, 1 medium lemon (3 oz.) = 8 carbs; 1 lemon wedge (1 oz.) = 1.5 carbs

Limes - 1 medium (2" diameter), 2.4 oz. = 7
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:08 PM   #17
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To put it simply, lemon makes plain water more palatable. Add ice and it's twice as nice!
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The citric acid (vitamin C) in lemon water also helps your body absorb more iron from food. Especially leafy greens.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:30 AM   #19
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8 carbs. good grief no wonder i'm out of ketosis.
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