Lemon Water For Indigestion
Lemons are a marvelous little piece of fruit. This wholesome powerhouse is full of lots of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B6, C, E, and calcium, folate, iron, riboflavin, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid potassium, thiamin, zinc, phosphorus, and protein. What surprised me the most was that lemon provided a source of protein. I always wondered why I didn’t feel very hungr
y after drinking lemon water in the morning. Now I know why.
Why is this Nebraska farmwife talking about fruits and vegetables instead of herbs and spices? It’s pretty simple. The subject came up in a text message with my best friend. My best friend just had a surgery several weeks ago and is feeling a little bit nervous overall and her tummy has been upset. Although God made these miracle self-healing bodies (up to a point), it does take our bodies time to recover. I suggested she start drinking lemon water again upon waking.
Lemon water tends to boost a host of benefits. For my bestie, I was concentrating on its ability to treat indigestion, help her liver functions, and detox her body from the surgery inputs. Drinking about eight ounces of water with the juice from a half of a lemon can help with constipation and indigestion. Several people I know drink this before a heavy lunch or dinner to help digest their food and keep their body chugging their food through their system. (Lemon water helps the liver produce more bile.) I get images of old fashion trains chugging along when I think of my liver processing. Too many visits to the Stuhr Musem as a child I think.
Speaking of the liver, sometimes it gets burdened after a surgery with all the toxins it is trying to purge. Lemon water may help in stimulating digestive enzymes in the liver. Lemons can clean, detox, and alkalize your liver. Although lemons are considered acidic, they actually have an alkalizing outcome. It helps the body to balance its pH and optimize your overall health.
Who has time to squeeze lemons in the morning? Squeeze lemons all at once and freeze them in an ice tray! Pop one (about 1/2 lemon) cube out and put in 8 ounce glass of water and drink! Allow about fifteen minutes before you eat to give your body time to process. Don’t like the taste, try drinking it with a straw. Make sure to wash out your mouth afterwards so the lemon doesn’t destroy your teeth enamel. Enjoy!
Blessings, Herbal Farmwife
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