The blue-green algae chlorella, a form of seaweed, may contain a wide variety of health benefits, from delivering helpful nutrients such as vitamins B, C and E, to helping the body ward off debilitating diseases. Lemon juice similarly contains essential nutrients, such as vitamin C, and may also have a number of positive effects on overall health, such as promoting gall bladder health, reducing cellulite and improving circulation.
Lemons have a history of helping to strengthen the immune system against diseases such as scurvy and rickets. Ann Louise Gittleman, in “The Fat Flush Foods,” explains that the fresh juice of a lemon contains as much as four times the amount of vitamin C as an orange. A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C stimulates circulation and combats damaging free radicals which contribute to infections. Lemon juice may help to guard against a wide range of infections, from bronchitis and the flu, to the common cold, ear infections and hives.