This Lemon Sea Salt Cleanse is a phenomenal rebalancing, detoxifying, rehydrating and restorative elixir. Sea salt stimulates your intestines and removes toxins, and lemon juice has many health benefits for your body. Donald and I have been drinking this daily for three months, and we both feel the positive difference in our bodies.
We recommend drinking the Lemon Sea Salt Cleanse (to create an alkaline environment in your body) before taking any probiotics. Probiotics flourish in an alkaline atmosphere, and you will get greater benefit the more probiotics remain in your stomach.
Lemon Sea Salt Cleanse:
One lemon (we prefer organic lemons as they do not have the resins, waxes and chemicals applied to the skin)
¼ to ½ teaspoon sea salt (amount of salt depends on your taste preference)
8 oz filtered water
Measure salt, and put into glass
Slice the lemon in half, and squeeze the juice into the glass
Add water and drink!
(We recommend pure, sun-kissed sea salt, fleur de sel from the coast of Brittany.)
Lemons have vitamins and minerals, essential for a healthy and functioning body; the antioxidant vitamin C, also vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin B1 (thiamine), Minerals present lemons include copper, calcium and potassium. Copper has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Calcium is good for bones and teeth while potassium helps maintain PH and water balance.
Alkaline vs. Acidic
Lemon water with salt balances your body’s pH levels. A pH level above 7.0 is alkaline and below 7.0 is acidic. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, since lemon is acidic, when we drink lemon juice it turns alkaline in our stomachs. And salt is alkaline in nature, so the lemon juice and the salt together bring your body into pH balance. For optimal health, your body should be in an alkaline state, rather than acidic. Maintenance of pH balance is a fundamental component of good health, as poor pH balance can create digestive problems, skin diseases, osteoporosis, arthritis etc. Proper pH balance also allows better nutrient absorption, digestion, toxin elimination, etc.
Our bodies need minerals for optimal health. We don’t produce these minerals on our own, so we have to get them from food. Proper absorption of minerals is necessary for our bodies to perform important functions like maintenance of pH balance and keeping the nervous system healthy, acting as a co-factor for enzyme reactions, formation of bones and teeth, metabolic stimulation etc. Drinking lemon water with sea salt improves the absorption of minerals like magnesium, iron, potassium etc., and can help prevent health issues like osteoporosis (calcium deficiency), anaemia (iron deficiency), muscle weakness and abnormal heart rhythm (magnesium deficiency).
The heart is a vital organ and its health and care is extremely important. Lemon juice consumption has been found beneficial maintaining a healthy heart. Potassium controls high blood pressure, while vitamin C will lower cholesterol levels and prevent blood clotting within vessels. Lemon juice has antioxidant properties, helping to eliminate harmful toxins and purify blood. A steady diet of lemon water can help to preven strokes, heart attacks and other serious heart problems.
Lemon Sea Salt Cleanse: simple to prepare, inexpensive ingredients, and life-saving properties!