Fresh Lemons Anionic Detox Qualities. Fresh Lemons are known as an “anionic food”, which means they contain a higher number of negative ions than positive ions. Anionic foods mirror anionic fluids such as stomach acid, saliva, and bile. Lemon juice contains citric acid, which aids in both the production of digestive juices and the process of digestion.
Lemon juice detox adds a dynamic element to colon cleansing. It can aid the bowels in the daily elimination of toxins, and it can help with bloating and gas. This does not apply to any other citrus fruit such as lime or grapefruit, but only to fresh lemon, the juice of which must be consumed freshly extracted to retain its detoxifying anionic properties. The negative charge together with the lemon’s strong alkalizing effects makes fresh lemon juice or lemonade one of the most powerful detoxifying nutritional supplements of all. It may be used to assist any type of detox program.
Fresh lemon juice can be taken on an empty stomach, mixed into a glass of pure water, without the addition of any sweeteners. Fresh lemon juice assists in the production of bile in the liver, and without adequate bile production, it is impossible to properly digest food and assimilate nutrients.
Lemons and limes contain the most citric acid of any fruits, which makes them beneficial to those suffering from kidney stones. According to the University of Wisconsin Health, citric acid deters stone formation and also breaks up small stones that are forming. The more citric acid in your urine, the more protected you are from forming new kidney stones. Half a cup of pure lemon juice every day or 32 ounces of lemonade has the same amount of citric acid as pharmacological therapy.
A 2011 study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention found that lemon extract applied to breast cancer cells induced cell death. The lemon extract was applied in-vitro, but the results may suggest powerful cancer-fighting properties in lemons.
As a Naturopathic Detoxification Specialist, I do not cure diseases, I work on bringing back homeostatic balance to the body's chemistry through regenerative detoxification. Awakening the natural healing force within each one of us, which is the greatest force in getting well requires an alkaline medium with electrically “alive” nutrients to detoxify, regenerate, and strengthen the trillions of cells in the body, that make up connective tissues, muscles, bones, organs, glands, brain and nerve cells.