Squeeze the juice into your water!  Studies suggest that adding 2-4 tablespoons
of lemon juice— the amount found in one large lemon— into one glass of water
each day decreases the acidity of your body.  Excess acid in blood is one result
of eating a diet high in red meat and dairy, and is associated with increased
risk of osteoporosis 1, accelerated muscle atrophy and breakdown 2, and higher
risk of cancer development 3.  You can neutralize that excess acid, increasing
the “alkalinity” of your body and reversing those symptoms, by eating more
fruits and vegetables.  If you enjoy the tart, fresh taste of lemon juice in
water, squeezing the juice from one lemon into a beverage each day is a great
place to start.  If you don’t, other fantastic foods to add to your diet include
melons and berries, almonds, cinnamon, and most vegetables.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19954569
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3195546/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pm c/articles/P MC3571898/

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