We’ve written about the amazing benefits of drinking lemon water and by now I believe you all know how good it is for your overall health but did you know that you can make it even better by adding just one more ingredient?
What’s the trick?
Well, it’s no trick, it’s just nature’s way of telling us she has a cure for everything we just need to know how to use it. Lemons are rich in compounds called limonoids which can effectively fight breast cancer cells proliferation by causing the cancer cells to die (apoptosis). But it’s not just breast cancer they’re effective against but cervical cancer and ovarian cancer as well. They contain 11 different limonoids which all contribute towards the elimination of cancer cells in just 12 hours.
According to studies consuming four or more 150-gram portions per week of citrus fruit decreased the risks of throat cancer by 58%, oral/pharyngeal cancer by 53%, stomach cancer by 31 percent, and colorectal cancer by 18%.
Another study found that women who had never experienced hormone replacement therapy and consumed roughly 75 grams daily of citrus fruits experienced a 22% reduction in breast cancer risk.
Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C which is also beneficial against cancer, increasing cancer survivability, suppressing tumor growth and fighting aggressive colorectal cancers. The funny thing about lemons is that its seeds, pulp and skin are richer in antioxidants than the fruit itself. It also contains aglycones and glucosides which have chemo preventive and cytotoxic effects. And if you thought that’s all you’re in for a surprise. Consuming lemons on a regular basis will:
- Lower your cholesterol levels
- Fight inflammation
- Protect you from harmful bacteria
- Regulate your high blood pressure
- Fight depression and stress
- Detox your kidneys and liver
On the other hand, baking soda fights cancer and inflammation by reducing the acidity in your organism and creating a healthy alkaline environment. Cancer cells thrive in acidic environments which is why the alkalizing effect of baking soda is so powerful in protecting your organism from cancer. It serves as a buffer to alkalize the extracellular fluid in your body without harming your healthy cells. Some studies have even shown that baking soda can reverse late stage prostate cancer and prevent its recurrence.
If you want to preserve your health and protect yourself from cancer mix 2tsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice with ½ teaspoon of baking soda in a tall glass of water and consume the mixture every morning before breakfast.