Lemons are sweet for your health, inexpensive and easy to get. One of the things they do is to heal your liver. Discover what else lemons and lemons juice can do for you.

I personally drink lemon juice with warm water as a first thing when I get up. It gives me a fresh and healthy start of the day, which sets a precedence for the rest of the day. Here is why I love lemons:

What do lemons have to offer us?

Lemons provide us with many benefits. They contain:

  • Vitamin A, B, C, and E
  • Folate
  • Niacin
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Zinc

Lemons have more citric acid than oranges and grapefruits!

Lemon water cleanses the liver

Research suggests lemons may help damaged livers. The citric acid helps flushing out toxins by increasing the production of bile in the liver.

Lemon water prevents kidney stones

Because lemons are so high in citric acid, it helps to increase urinary citrate levels, which prevents the formation of crystals. It greatly decreases the formation of kidney stones.

Lemon juice with warm water aids weight loss and digestion

Are you sick of being overweight? Drink lemon water in the morning to lose water weight, which is a good start for every diet. The polyphenols in the lemon also suppresses body weight gain an increase of body fat. On top of that lemon juice aids digestion by flushing out toxins and waste.

Lemon juice fights the flu and colds

The flavonoids and vitamin C in lemons help fight the flue and colds. If you have a throat ache that doesn’t go away, you can mix the juice of a lemon with hot water and a bit of honey.

Lemons sooth your itchy skin

Apply lemon juice on a cotton ball directly to your skin to help relieve these terrible itchy skin patches. This will sooth your skin and helps the itch from spreading.

Lemon juice is good for dental health

Due to the acidity of lemons, lemons will help you make your teeth white, remove all dirt that has been attaching to your teeth, get rid of toothaches and eliminates bad odors. Do you have bleeding gum? Simply massage your gums with lemon juice to stop the bleeding.

Lemons help your heart

Bioflavonoids in lemons strengthen your heart and blood vessels. It is helpful in treating high blood pressure and prevents internal hemorrhage. The potassium content also controls high blood pressure, as well as nausea and dizziness. It is said to have a calming effect on both the mind and the body. Vitamin C assists in preventing various coronary heart diseases. And Folic acid may help in preventing strokes may lower homocysteine levels which helps cardiovascular health. Lemons combined with vitamin E may lower cholesterol levels.

Lemons are a great hangover help

Fortunately I never get a hangover when I drink a bit too much, but I know many of us do. Try drinking a little lemon juice in warm water or tea. This helps you to re-hydrate and will help increase your vitamin C levels and balance the PH levels.

Here is my recipe:

I drink lemon water every morning and throughout the day, and absolutely love it. It made me give up drinking sodas.

In the morning I have a cup of warm water and the juice of ½ a lemon.

I also make a 2 liter drink of water, ½ a lemon and mint leaves, and cool it in the fridge. I love the fresh taste of it, and it aids weight loss.

Did you know?

  • Lemons are used in furniture polish
  • Lemons can reduce mental stress and depression
  • Lemons can assist the treatment of malaria
  • You only need half a lemon a day to enjoy health benefits
  • Soaking your fingernails in lemon juice and a tablespoon of olive oil can brighten up your fingernails
  • Lemon juice sprinkled on cut fruit and vegetables can keep it from turning brown
  • You can rub a wedge of lemon under your arm pits as deodorant substitute
  • Lemons can remove stains from sweat, berries, wine, oil
  • Lemons can be used as glass and toilet cleaner Lemons may have originated from the Indus Valley in South Asia and used as early as 2500 BC

It's not all that sweet

So it looks like lemons are a sweet addition to your daily diet, but there can also be negative side effects of lemons. Just to mention a few:

  • Lemons can increase decay of tooth enamel.
  • It can cause sunburns.
  • It can increase heartburn and ulcers.
  • It may cause nausea and vomiting.
  • It can lead to more frequent urination.
  • It can trigger migraines.

So, are lemons sweet or sour?

As with everything, too much of a thing is never good. What is too much and how we react is different for every person. The sensible thing to do is not to overdo it, and to closely monitor how you feel. If you feel daily lemon juice benefits you, just go ahead. If you feel the effects are negative, either decrease the amount of lemon juice or ban it all together. Always follow the signs your intuition and your body will give you!

With Love,

Maxima Miller

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