Lemon juice helps break down food in your stomach for better digestion. Partially because of its own acidic qualities, and partially because it stimulates digestive juice production in the stomach.
Lately, there’s been increasing interest in the effects of lemon juice on the liver. Specifically, its effectiveness as a liver detox agent. While there is some truth to this claim, there’s also a growing pile of misinformation produced by people who don’t really understand how the human body operates.
Lemon juice naturally contains potent levels of citric acid. When mixed with distilled water and consumed regularly, it can benefit the body in a number of ways.
Pros and Cons of Using Lemon Juice to Detox the Liver?
Sum it up like this, the more efficiently your stomach breaks down food, the less work your liver has to do.
Your liver is part of your body’s built-in filtration system. Lemon juice is a natural cleanser, so it helps control harmful organisms. I recommend squeezing half of an organic lemon into a small glass of distilled water and drinking it each day. Not only does this help aid your liver function, but also promotes healthier skin, and even helps soothe minor throat and respiratory problems.
While lemon juice does have the aforementioned health promoting qualities, and then some, it does have certain shortcomings as a liver detoxification agent. The health promoting qualities of its juice can vary from lemon to lemon. While one individual fruit may be rich in beneficial components, others are less potent.