Studies have proven that eating citrus fruits is associated with a decrease in cancer development. This is particularly true in digestive tract cancers, those of the pharynx, esophageal, mouth, and stomach. Recent studies have found that children who consume orange juice in the first two years of life have a decreased risk of leukemia.
Squeeze lemon juice in warm water and drink before a meal, or use in salads or on veggies. Eating the rind of organic citrus fruit is highly recommended. I don't mind munching the rind plain. If that doesn't tickle your fancy, you can grate it and add to soups, salads, muffins, salsa, tea...
Lemon juice creates an alkaline environment in our bodies. Most cancers and bacteria can't thrive in an alkaline body. The guiding principle used by the immune clinic I speak of and spent three weeks at in Southern California, is keeping the body alkaline to reverse or halt cancer in their patients.
The phytochemicals in citrus fruits block tumor growth by direct action, restricting their ability to reproduce. Also citrus fruits may have effect on the body’s modulation of carcinogenic substance detoxification.
If you have or had cancer, then only moderate you consumption of oranges and orange juice is recommended since it is high in sugar, but no limit to the consumption of lemons!
~ Pucker up! ♥