Learn more about the benefits of lemons and the top mistakes people make when consuming lemon water.

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00 Introduction: Lemon water
14 Lemon water benefits
2:28 Top mistakes when consuming lemon water
6:02 Learn more about lemon juice!

Let’s talk about lemon juice and how to avoid common mistakes when consuming it.

It’s important to avoid pasteurized lemon juice because the heat used can destroy some of the benefits. Instead, consume lemon juice squeezed from organic lemons or blend whole organic lemons.

Top potential benefits of lemons and limes:
• They can help reduce kidney stones
• They’re high in vitamin C and may help reduce the symptoms of vitamin C deficiency and scurvy
• They have an antihistamine effect
• They have anti-fungal properties
• They can help reduce uric acid
• They can help increase iron absorption

Top mistakes people make when consuming lemon juice:
1. Drinking it right before a meal
What to do:
• Consume lemon water at least a half hour before you eat.

2. Not diluting it with water and not using a straw
What to do:
• Dilute your lemon juice with water and drink it through a straw.

3. Drinking it if you have an ulcer or gastritis
What to do:
• Lemon water will cause a burning sensation in this situation. Avoid anything acidic if you have an ulcer or inflammation in the stomach.

4. Drinking it if you have alkalosis
What to do:
• Lemon juice can worsen the symptoms of alkalosis and should be avoided in this situation.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of the common mistakes people make when drinking lemon water. I’ll see you in the next video.