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Why Your Day Needs Lemon Water #2: Enhance Mineral Absorption

February 18, 2015 1 min read

Did you know that drinking warm lemon water will help your body to get more minerals from the food you eat? If you want to have a healthy body, you need all the minerals you can get! Your body needs a wide variety of minerals to function properly: calcium for your bones, potassium and sodium for muscular function, iron for red blood cells, and so on. All of these minerals are digested in the small intestine, but first they must be broken down in the stomach. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: www.q8rashaqa.com[/caption] By drinking lemon water, you enhance the effectiveness of your stomach acid. This ensures that the food is broken down sufficiently, making it easy for your intestines to absorb the minerals. Drinking lemon water with your meal will ensure that you get the maximum amount of minerals from the food you eat. Did You Know:It's estimated by the World Health Organization that up to 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient. Vitamin C is necessary for magnesium absorption, so drink your lemon water!
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