My morning lemon water blend is loaded with vitamins, minerals and enzymes to boost nutrition reduce inflammation and aid digestion.
Although lemons have citric acid, they leave an alkaline ash on the body and are considered one of the most alkaline foods. (If we’ve met for a nutritional consult we’ve probably discussed the role alkaline foods play in the diet.) Lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, Folate, B6, Vitamin E plus Potassium, Magnesium and Copper. They aid digestion because the acid is similar to stomach acid, so the body begins to produce bile in the liver to keep everything moving along smoothly. It encourages food to be digested more slowly, so there is less of an insulin spike and more nutrients are absorbed. Lemons also stimulate the liver to flush out toxins and are a natural diuretic.
Like lemons, parsley is alkaline and supports the immune system. It is rich in Vitamins C, B12, K and A plus Iron, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc. Like lemons parsley flushes fluid which supports kidney function. It is also said to lower blood pressure, reduces joint pain and relax stiff muscles because of its anti-inflammatory properties.