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Lemon: Not just a superb source of vitamin C! Adding a squeeze of lemon or lime to water makes it alkaline-forming, despite the fact that they are acidic to taste. This is because the pH nature of lemons and limes changes during the body’s metabolic process from acidic to

alkaline and having most of the foods in your diet alkaline-forming (vegetables, fruits, etc.), as opposed to acid-forming, is very good for your health. Limes, lemons and watermelons, as different as they seem from one another, are the most alkaline-forming among all the fruits! On the opposite end of the spectrum, some of the most acidic foods are: soft drinks (of any kind), vinegar, artificial sweeteners, sugar, white flour, etc. and these need to be eliminated or minimized in your diet to stay healthy. The worst of these are soft drinks – they provide not only a huge amount of “empty calories” and sugar but are also some of the most acid-forming foods you can ever eat. Limes and lemons are loaded with vitamin C and very high in flavonoid glycosides and limonoids – very powerful antioxidants which help fight free radicals which cause DNA damage, faster aging of the body and even cancer. Interestingly enough, one of the glycoside antioxidants in lemons/limes, called hesperidin, is named after Hesperides, an orchard of the ancient goddess Hera (wife of Zeus) who, in ancient Greek mythology, grew there immortality-giving apples!


Lemongrass: Lemongrass is immune boosting. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Lemongrass is calming, and is reported to relieve insomnia and stress. Lemongrass is a good cleanser that helps to detoxify the liver, pancreas, kidney, bladder and the digestive tract.

It can help with the reduction of cholesterol and uric acid while stimulating digestion and blood circulation. It can also help with indigestion and stomach disorders. Lemongrass is also used to help improve the skin.


Lettuce: A good source of antioxidant vitamin A and the heart-healthy and bone-friendly vitamin K.
Lima Beans: Both good tasting and full of protein, lima beans also have another beneficial effect: they help to ensure that blood sugar levels do not rise too rapidly after consumption. Lima beans are also heart-friendly and can lower unhealthy cholesterol levels. They also have

magnesium and vitamin B9 (folate) which can lower homocysteine levels (elevated homocysteine levels can lead to heart attacks and strokes). Lima beans are also a great source of molybdenum and also fiber, manganese, potassium, iron, phosphorus, copper, magnesium and other nutrients.


Lime: Not just a superb source of vitamin C! Adding a squeeze of lemon or lime to water makes it alkaline-forming, despite the fact that they are acidic to taste. This is because the pH nature of lemons and limes changes during the body’s metabolic process from acidic to

alkaline and having most of the foods in your diet alkaline-forming (vegetables, fruits, etc.), as opposed to acid-forming, is very good for your health. Limes, lemons and watermelons, as different as they seem from one another, are the most alkaline-forming among all the fruits! On the opposite end of the spectrum, some of the most acidic foods are: soft drinks (of any kind), vinegar, artificial sweeteners, sugar, white flour, etc. and these need to be eliminated or minimized in your diet to stay healthy. The worst of these are soft drinks – they provide not only a huge amount of “empty calories” and sugar but are also some of the most acid-forming foods you can ever eat. Limes and lemons are loaded with vitamin C and very high in flavonoid glycosides and limonoids – very powerful antioxidants which help fight free radicals which cause DNA damage, faster aging of the body and even cancer. Interestingly enough, one of the glycoside antioxidants in lemons/limes, called hesperidin, is named after Hesperides, an orchard of the ancient goddess Hera (wife of Zeus) who, in ancient Greek mythology, grew there immortality-giving apples!




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