14 Facts That Make Lemons Fit for Health


The following 14 facts make lemons, with their rich taste, high vitamin C, antioxidants, B-vitamins, calcium and more, just what you need to pep up your life:

1.Lemons restore your body’s pH levels

Your body can be thrown into turmoil by the junk food, stress, lack of exercise, pollution and other toxins in today’s existence. Despite their acidity, the nutrient content of lemons is alkaline-forming, thereby helping to make your body better resistant to several threats to your health. All you need to start your day in a healthy way is a cup of warm water with some lemon squeezed into it.

2.Lemons help your digestion process

Because lemons are very antibacterial, they destroy your body’s bad bacteria and allow the good bacteria to flourish. This helps such problems as constipation and indigestion. To help stimulate peristalsis and produce stomach acids that start the digestion process, you only need a glass of water with the juice of a lemon, or any other way for combining lemons with a big meal.

3.Lemons are natural parasite killers

It is very difficult to eradicate parasites and intestinal worms but lemons can help because parasites love acidic environments. So drinking lemon juice or eating lemons gives your digestive system a more balanced environment which kills parasites.

4.Lemons are a natural mouth wash

A lemon is an easy, cheap and simple way to deal with bad breath or canker sores. You can gargle or apply fresh lemon juice to the area just like any other oral-care aid. If your gums are bleeding, you can massage freshly-squeezed lemon juice to the area with the problem, and deal directly with the bacteria that are causing all pain.

5.Lemons help you relax and concentrate better

It has been scientifically proven that the gentle scent of a lemon has a calming effect. The lemon’s essential oil can increase your level of concentration and alertness in your studying or work environment, thanks to just the fresh smell they emit.

6.Lemons exfoliate and renew your skin

The lemon’s vitamin C benefits on your skin as well as your body. Several skin-care products are made with high vitamin C contents because it stimulates cell-renewal through gentle exfoliation of your skin. If you use a slice of lemon as a facial scrub, you will reveal the fresh, clean and healthy layer underneath by removing stubborn dirt and dead skin.

7.Lemons take better care of your liver

The sourness of lemons signals the body to activate the liver and kidneys, as claimed by herbalists and naturopaths, and the antioxidants help enhance the liver and kidney function. This enables them to detoxify themselves and the rest of the body better.

8.Lemons lower your blood pressure

Lemons have pectin that help lower the cholesterol which causes high blood pressure. Flavonoids in lemons, as well as vitamin P, also help strengthen the blood vessels themselves lowering the risk of damage to them by high blood pressure.

9.Lemons keep your head free of dandruff

Dandruff can be easily self-treated by making a hair mask using lemon juice and other natural ingredients like coconut oil. This mask can be used to moisturize your dry scalp, but should not be done for too long or too often because lemon juice can also make your hair lighter.

10.Lemons help improve foot-care

For rough and scaly feet, the citric acid and vitamin C in lemons can enhance skin renewal, slough off dead skin, and brighten dark skin areas. Just soak your feet for about 20 minutes in some hot water with the juice of 2-3 lemons, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and ¼ cup of milk.

11.Lemons offer home-made cures for fever and chills

To help reduce fever, lemon juice and lemon tea have long been used as home-made remedies.

12.Lemons make the skin healthy and glowing

Your body uses the vitamin C in lemons is to make collagen and elastin, tissues responsible for giving your skin a glowing and youthful appearance. Just start eating more lemons or apply lemon juice to your skin and you will see the effect after a time.

13.Lemons provide pain relief

The oils in lemons create an scent that relaxes blood vessels and reduces inflammation, both of which are keys to relief from pain. Drink a glass of lemon water every day if you suffer from sore joints or other inflammatory diseases to help ease your symptoms. Lemon extract can even help alleviate pain caused by sunburn if applied to the skin with water and gently rubbed on the sore area.

14.Lemons help treat varicose veins

The lemon has blood-vessel strengthening properties that can be used to decrease the appearance of varicose veins, thereby making your legs look healthier and younger. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to a moisturizing oil of your choice (like jojoba or avocado oil) and massage it into the affected area. Doing so regularly will slowly make the veins disappear from the top of your skin.


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