Got Lemons, Not Highly Overrated

EP McKnight, MEd
5 min readJan 29, 2020

Reasons why lemons should be added to your diet in water and/or otherwise. I, religiously, squeeze lemon in my water and tea. A little squeeze goes a long way.

Lemons like many others fruits of high in vitamin C, fiber and other plant nutrients that contributes toward better health. Lemons alkaline the body, supports heart health, aids in digestion and weight control. A little squeeze goes a long way.

Thank God, we have a lemon tree in the backyard because lemons are so expensive. Years ago, I learned the benefits of lemon and it’s effect on the body. An associate of mine who was a proponent of alkaline water got me started on the trek to alkaline my body. As I performed much research, I discovered while lemons are acidic outside of the body but once ingested become alkaline.

Having discovered this fact, I begun my journey of adding lemon to my water along with other fruits and vegetables. Also, I was advised and noticed that there were other cultures that always consumed hot water and/or tea with and without lemons every meal for healthy reasons. The most prominent culture that was doing this was the Asian culture and they appear to get less sick with catastrophic illness like the general population in America, so I added hot water with and/or without lemon to my daily intake after a meal.

From this, I wanted to know the alkalinity of body and sought to discover how alkaline my body was. According to studies, when the body is alkaline sickness can not and will not occur. I don’t know this to be a fact but have heard many healthy consultants, dietitians, medical staff and medical literature attest to this fact.

To know my body’s alkalinity, I bought these PH strips to test my urine and saliva. What a task this turned out to be. The results varied so ridiculously that I contacted the manufacturer and became even more disenchanted with these strips. Then I pursued pharmacists, and was advised the strips are not accurate. Thereafter, I gave up these strips to determine my PH level. Back to the basic, consuming lemons just in case they actually do work.

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EP McKnight, MEd

Actress, Stage playwright, Author, Motivational Speaker, Teacher Fitness Coach. www.epmcknight.wixsite.epfitspiration Follow me: Tiktok, imdb.me/epmcknight