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The benefits of citrus: Four reasons to start your day with lemon water

(NaturalNews) Perhaps you've noticed that lemons, and more specifically, lemon water, have both received a great deal of attention in the alternative health media and on various blogs in recent years. There is good reason for that: As science advances, researchers are beginning to discover more and more about the health benefits of drinking water that contains freshly squeezed lemon.
In fact, scientists have found out that the health benefits may even be better and more extensive when you drink lemon juice in the morning before you've had anything else to eat or drink. These experts suggest that folks who want to maximize the benefits of lemon water should head to their refrigerator first thing in the morning to pour a refreshing glass of water, then squeeze in a half a lemon and down it before they even think about what they're going to fix themselves for breakfast.

Citrus fruit significantly reduces breast cancer risk in latest systematic review


A high intake of citrus fruits lowers breast cancer risk in women by 10 percent, according to a new systematic review of past studies. But importantly, "high" intake was only 17 to 33 grams daily in one of the studies analyzed, and this provided a 32 percent risk reduction of breast cancer.

Florida citrus industry being devastated by unstoppable bacterial disease


A tiny insect called the Asian psyllid is feasting on Florida's citrus trees and spreading bacteria that is leeching nutrients from the trees. The bacterial disease, called Huanglongbing, does not affect humans but does kill off citrus trees. The disease is commonly referred to as citrus greening, which is witnessed when unripe fruit turns bitter and falls from the tree. The disease is relatively new to Florida, first detected in 2005. The citrus greening disease has continued to spread each year since 2005 and in 2012 has been noticed deadlier than ever, devastating orange production to 10 percent losses from initial estimates. Experts are increasingly concerned, since the USDA has downgrading its crop estimates five months in a row now.

Florida citrus industry being devastated by unstoppable bacterial disease


A tiny insect called the Asian psyllid is feasting on Florida's citrus trees and spreading bacteria that is leeching nutrients from the trees. The bacterial disease, called Huanglongbing, does not affect humans but does kill off citrus trees. The disease is commonly referred to as citrus greening, which is witnessed when unripe fruit turns bitter and falls from the tree. The disease is relatively new to Florida, first detected in 2005. The citrus greening disease has continued to spread each year since 2005 and in 2012 has been noticed deadlier than ever, devastating orange production to 10 percent losses from initial estimates. Experts are increasingly concerned, since the USDA has downgrading its crop estimates five months in a row now.