How does acidic lemon juice make you more alkaline?

by Harrell
(Greenville sc)

So since lemon juice is acidic, how does it assist in making the body ph more alkaline.. Thank you!


Even though lemon water contains citric acid, it is alkalizing because of how it is metabolized in the body.

In general, whether any food or beverage is acid-forming or alkalizing in your body depends on how well it is digested and whether it leaves an acidic by-product or an alkaline "ash."

There are many possible causes for high levels of acidity in the body. Just to name a few: intense or prolonged stress; the consumption of animal products, alcohol, sodas, sport drinks, coffee, starchy foods, all forms of sugar and processed foods, and most drugs and chemicals.

With a simple online search, you can find several acid-alkaline food charts that list lemons as one of the most alkalizing foods.

Click here to see one example of an acid-alkaline food chart. . . Scroll down the page and under "Ranked Foods: Alkaline to Acidic," you will find lemons and watermelon at the top of the list.

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