Lemon water is a popular beverage both for it’s taste and cleansing effects. While I think that regular cleansing is a great idea, lemon water doesn’t work for everyone. Here’s why:
The Pros- Lemon water is high in Vitamin C, antioxidants, magnesium, B vitamins, and other nutrients. The combination of these nutrients help boost the immune system, decrease skin conditions such as acne, eczema and age-spots, decrease inflammation, stimulate and cleanse the digestive tract, and improve mental clarity and focus. What’s not to like!
The Cons – through Food Sensitivity Testing, about 40% of the people I test show a sensitivity to citrus fruits including lemon. So even though it has benefits abound, regular doses of lemon water can leave some people feeling bloated, experiencing heartburn, foggy headed, or with diarrhea or constipation.
If you still want a daily cleansing ritual with all the benefits of lemon water, try Beilers Broth. It’s my favorite gentle cleansing beverage. http://www.drkira.ca/recipes/soups-and-stews/bielers-broth/