The citric acid found in all citrus fruits and their juices play a critical role in the process of alkalizing the blood and therefore our pH. Citrus fruits do not acidify as is ordinarily believed, since, when citric acid is decomposed into water and carbonic anhydrous, the latter passes into the blood, mixing with other alkaline substances that are also in suspension in it.
These substances are sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, etc., forming themselves, carbonates, which are very alkaline salts. Carbonates participate in the elimination of uric acid and other metabolic residues, thus reducing the excessive acidity of the pH.
A body that is continuously acidified, the tendency is for it to develop degenerative diseases such as: diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, gastric and duodenal ulcers, obesity and hernias. A first strategy to cure it is alkalizing it, which can be carried out by consuming high doses of citrus fruits.
Citrus healing in the gastrointestinal tract
Thus, according to the previous mechanics, citrus fruits and their alkalizing function, help in the treatment of heartburn (gastritis) and ulcers by consuming high doses of citrus. For example:
Half a glass of lemon juice mixed in a glass of water or a 124 juice (containing the juice of one grapefruit, two oranges and four lemons).
Studies have shown that Vitamin C is related to these three things:
· There is a greater production of interferon that causes other sectors of the immune system to be activated
· Also, from robust "T" cells that are the fighting cells of the immune system
· And there is an increase in the fulminating activity of these natural cells
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is also an antioxidant that attacks free radicals that are the cause of aging and premature death.
So, this mechanism breaks with what the medical sector and the popular sector think about citrus fruits, which are acidic and that they must be avoided in conditions that, on the contrary, have been shown to be one of the most effective natural resources, even in certain cancers.