8. Balances pH levels
Studies conducted to ascertain the benefits of lemon on our bodies have also shown that they are also good for balancing our pH levels. This is because lemon is one of the most alkalizing foods making it a must-have fruit. This is despite the fact that lemon is acidic in nature but studies have shown that once consumed, they are instantly converted into alkaline in our bodies. This is because, after metabolism, citric acid does not create any acidity inside our system. Many people can easily argue about this claim stating how citric âacid’ cannot create any acidity in our bodies.
In fact, lemons contain citric and ascorbic acids which are just weak acids that can be easily metabolized. As a result, the mineral content once metabolized will help alkalize the blood. This alkalized state of the blood is essential in that when our body’s pH is too acidic, we are bound to fall sick easily. On the other hand, an overly alkaline system, known as alkalosis is also dangerous.
It can be manifested by the presence of problems such as loss of consciousness, light-headedness, etc. these can all be caused by too much alkaline in your body and thus a pH balance is very important.
Drinking lemon water regularly is therefore strongly advised in that it will help remove the acidity in our body and leave us with a stabilized pH level. The lemon water will also help in flushing out uric acids from our joints. Accumulation of these acids can cause a lot of problems, especially in our excretory organs (the kidneys and so on). This is because these acids are the primary causes of pain and inflammation in our bodies. Inflammations are often painful and dangerous and may result in swelling, fevers and damage to normal tissues.