Lemon water to detoxify & lose weight?

Beauty Cred on 9 Oct 2006 at 12:00am

Nutritionist Mary Meyer says the secret to natural weight loss is to drink lemon water every day.

Lemons offer unique natural cleansing and detoxifying properties with no unnecessary calories.   

But if lemons are the elixir to natural weight loss, wouldn't Sunkist (the largets grower of lemons) run national ad campaigns touting The Lemon Diet? 

Instead, the Sunkist lemons website calls out the key health benefit of lemons as its ability to enhance flavors and to reduce the need for salt in foods. Additional web resources reference lemons as blood sugar stabilizers that speed the metabolism and keep weight loss moving along.

Drinking lemon water in the morning will stimulate the body's natural cleansing and detoxifying processes.  Lemons are alkalizing (despite being perceived as acidic) in the body, thus bringing your inner chemistry into pH balance. 

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Yummy citrus water recipe from the Seattle P-I:

Makes: 16 cups

(1 gallon) water
2 large lemons, sliced
1 large orange, sliced

Combine water with fruit slices in a large pitcher and chill for 1 to 2 hours. Strain out fruit after 2 hours. Pour water into a large glass and serve.