Harry Nilsson was on to something when he wrote his famous lime in the coconut song...
"Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better,
Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up"
Limes and lemons are extremely healing for our body. Squeezing a little lime or lemon juice in your water, on your salads or in your drinks is a great cleanser, energy boost and invigorator.
Because limes and lemons are alkalizing to our body. Whoa! Wait, but aren't they acidic? Yes, that's true too! I am not saying that lemons or limes are alkaline, I am saying that they are alkalizing to our body once they are metabolized. The distinction is on the effect the food has on our body! Limes and lemons naturally have a very low sugar content and a high alkaline mineral content which creates an alkalizing effect on our body. Curious to know more? Here is a video with renowned nutritionist and blood specialist Gareth Edwards where he explains that lemons are alkalizing once consumed.
And it's so simple! Just squeeze a little lime or lemon juice in your water every day. This is particularly rewarding in the morning as a wake-me-up and cleanse. Plus, it makes drinking larger amounts of water easier for those who don't particularly like the taste of water or who get bored with it.
Here are some benefits you might notice:
Cleansing and stimulating of the liver and kidneys
Better urinary tract function
Adsorption of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and Vit C (from the lemons and limes)
Relief of asthma symptoms
Clearer, healthier skin
Here's a nice website with more benefits of lemons and limes listed.
Now I'm rewriting Harry Nilsson's lyrics....
"Put the lime in your water and you feel better....Wouh wouh wouh wouh wouh"