Inspired by The Tao of Detox, by Daniel Reid (Inner Traditions, 2006). http://www.care2.com/
It doesn’t get much easier than this: when you need help combating the ill effects of certain foods or drinks, pollution, stress, smoking, and more, just open the fridge! Yes, one of our most powerful allies is something we commonly cook with–the tart and zesty Lemon has been used for centuries as a potent detoxifier. But what makes it so helpful? Find out the surprising science behind Lemon for detox, and get our most popular lemony detox tea formula below.
An overly acidic system has been linked to a host of health woes, so anything that helps us to alkalize is a good thing. That’s where Lemon comes in. But according to Daniel Reid’s The Tao of Detox, Lemon is also the only food in the world that carries a negative molecular charge, making it “anionic,” just like the digestive enzymes in our bodies (such as hydrochloric acid). Surprisingly, other citrus fruits aren’t anionic–only fresh Lemon.
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