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Lime Water Perks: EP’s Functional Chiropractic Clinic

The human body is about 60% to 75% water. Adequate hydration is necessary to flush toxins from the body, is essential for cognition, prevents dehydration, and provides energy. It can reduce headache onset and aid in weight management. With the summer heat kicking in, it is imperative to replenish the body’s systems from lost sources with water, other rehydrating beverages, and fruits and vegetables. It can be difficult for individuals to drink enough water, making it feel like a chore. Drinking lime water by adding a slice of lime or lime juice can add flavor with beneficial properties for everyday health, nutritional properties, and only a trace amount of sugar.

Lime Water Perks: EP's Functional Chiropractic Clinic

Lime Water

Citrus fruits offer anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects and can help protect the cardiovascular system. Limes can provide a sour boost and a refreshing twist to a cold glass of water.

Lime Nutrition

Limes provide an excellent source of antioxidants that protect the body by preventing or stopping cell damage caused by free radicals or chemicals. Limes contain:

  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamins A, B, C, and D

Digestion and Gut Health

Drinking lime water improves digestion.

  • The acidic nature of limes causes salivation, which is good for breaking down food for better digestion.
  • Flavonoids in limes stimulate the secretion of digestive juices to regulate different gut physiology in the gastrointestinal tract. They also stimulate the secretion of:
  • Gut hormones
  • Digestive juices
  • Gut microbiota
  • These play an important role in immune function to fight the growth of certain harmful bacteria that can lead to infection.
  • The acidity of limes can clear the excretory system and stimulate bowel activity for individuals experiencing constipation.
  • For individuals with frequent heartburn or acid reflux, drinking a glass of warm water with two teaspoons of lime juice 30 minutes before meals can help prevent reflux symptoms.

Fight Infections

The body’s risk of infection is higher during cold and flu season.

  • Vitamin C and antioxidants can strengthen the immune system to help the body fight off infections like the cold and flu virus.
  • Individuals who take vitamin C regularly may see milder symptoms and shorten the duration of a cold.

Improve Cardiovascular Health

Limes are a good source of magnesium and potassium for heart health.

  • Potassium can naturally lower blood pressure and improve blood circulation, which reduces the risk of a heart attack and stroke.
  • Research is ongoing on lime compounds called limonins that could help reduce cholesterol levels.

Lower Blood Sugar

Limes can be helpful for individuals with diabetes.

  • Limes have a low glycemic index.
  • They help regulate how the body absorbs sugar into the blood.
  • As a result, individuals may experience fewer spikes.

Reduce Inflammation

Arthritis, gout, and other joint problems are caused by inflammation.

  • Vitamin C can reduce inflammation to help relieve symptoms of arthritis and similar conditions that cause joint pain and stiffness.
  • Limes can help reduce uric acid levels.
  • A waste product the body produces when breaking down foods that contain purines.
  • High levels can cause gout.

Weight Loss

  • Citric acids increase metabolism, helping the body burn more calories and store less fat.
  • Regular physical activity is necessary for at least 30 minutes 3-4 days a week.
  • Food portion control is important for weight control.
  • Make one-half of all meals fruits and vegetables.
  • To start the day and increase metabolism, drink a glass of lime water in the morning or have the juice of a lime wedge before meals.

Nutrition Fundamentals


References

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Fan, Shunming et al. “Limonin: A Review of Its Pharmacology, Toxicity, and Pharmacokinetics.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 24,20 3679. 12 Oct. 2019, doi:10.3390/molecules24203679

Iorgulescu, Gabriela. “Saliva between normal and pathological. Important factors in determining systemic and oral health.” Journal of Medicine and Life vol. 2,3 (2009): 303-7.

Oteiza PI, Fraga CG, Mills DA, Taft DH. Flavonoids and the gastrointestinal tract: Local and systemic effects. Mol Aspects Med. 2018;61:41-49. doi:10.1016/j.mam.2018.01.001

Panche, A N et al. “Flavonoids: an overview.” Journal of nutritional science vol. 5 e47. 29 Dec. 2016, doi:10.1017/jns.2016.41

Pattison, D J et al. “Vitamin C and the risk of developing inflammatory polyarthritis: a prospective nested case-control study.” Annals of the rheumatic diseases vol. 63,7 (2004): 843-7. doi:10.1136/ard.2003.016097

Peyrot des Gachons, Catherine, and Paul A S Breslin. “Salivary Amylase: Digestion and Metabolic Syndrome.” Current diabetes reports vol. 16,10 (2016): 102. doi:10.1007/s11892-016-0794-7

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Disclaimer *

The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

Licensed in Texas & New Mexico *

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Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "The road to Recovery "Chiropractic Care" | El Paso, Tx (2023)" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional or licensed physician and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make healthcare decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

Blog Information & Scope Discussions

Our information scope is limited to Chiropractic, musculoskeletal, acupuncture, physical medicines, wellness, contributing etiological viscerosomatic disturbances within clinical presentations, associated somatovisceral reflex clinical dynamics, subluxation complexes, sensitive health issues, and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions.

We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from various disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and directly or indirectly support our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has reasonably attempted to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez, DC, or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, RN*, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in Texas & New Mexico*
Texas DC License # TX5807, New Mexico DC License # NM-DC2182

Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN*) in Florida
Florida License RN License # RN9617241 (Control No. 3558029)
Compact Status: Multi-State License: Authorized to Practice in 40 States*

Presently Matriculated: ICHS: MSN* FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner Program)

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, RN* CIFM*, IFMCP*, ATN*, CCST
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