Cultivated in China since 3,000 years ago, the lemon tree is very well known thanks to the therapeutic properties of its fruits and leafs.
Lemon has two important properties: it’s an antibacterial agent with plenty of vitamin C, the juice from a fruit covers 50% from the daily recommended dose of an adult. It contains potassium (135mg for 100g), all B vitamins, phosphorus, calcium, iron. Thanks to its nutritive composition (90% water, 1, 36% proteins, 27 kcal) it is often used in the treatment of fatness. It also fortifies the immunity system. When digested, the lemon produces potash which prevents gastric hyperacidity; the lemon is not an acid aliment, as many people think, but a basic one. It contains antioxydizing substances that destroy free radicals and thus preventing premature aging of cells. Lemon juice has also antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic (fights against fever) properties. As the vitamin C from the lemon juice is immediately assimilated in our body, nutritionists recommend to consume of one lemon per day to increase the synthesizing of anti-stress hormones. This vitamin is efficient in the treatment of fatness, varicose veins, hepatic and respiratory diseases. It plays an important role in the synthesizing of collagen in tissues, cartilages and bones.
The most important factors that lead to cellulite are: water retention, a poor blood circulation, hormonal unbalance, overweight, and finally, the accumulation of toxins and residues in the collagen and elastin fibers of the skin. These accumulations lead to cellulite, organism unbalance, and also diseases. Moreover, they provoke premature aging and sudden fattening. That’s why we have to pay a greater attention to the detox procedures, meaning to the purification of cells.
The diet with lemon juice fights cellulite and lasts 16 days.
On the first day you drink the juice from one lemon, in the morning, on the second day the juice from two lemons, increasing the amount of lemons until the seventh day, when you drink the juice from seven lemons. The juice must be mixed with still water or tea. Then you take a brake of two days and then you continue decreasing the dose – you begin by drinking the juice of seven lemons and you finish by drinking the juice of one lemon. It fastens the burn of fats and it is a good antioxidant. Beware, this diet is not for those who suffer from gastritis and ulcer.
To get the best results, lemons must be carefully chosen. The fruit must be strong and heavy, and the peel bright yellow and shiny. Try to avoid lemons chemically treated, if not, try to wash their peel. Green stains on the peel indicate the fact that the juice is sour and a rough peel, the fact that the lemon is not so juicy.