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Lemons are a good digestive aid because they stimulate the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. They are also rich in vitamin C which helps with the absorption of the iron in leafy greens, making lemon juice a smart addition to salads.
Surprisingly, lemons are not acidic to the body, but alkaline. Diseases, including cancer, thrive in an acidic body.
Choose thin-skinned lemons that are heavy for their size.
|Serving size:||1 lemon, without peel|
|Region:||United States, Italy, Spain, Greece, Israel and Turkey|
|Gallbladder||Fresh lemon juice is commonly used as part of a "gallbladder flush".|
|Hydrochloric Acid||Lemon juice stimulates production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.|
|Vitamin C||30.7 mg||51%|