HOW TO BENEFIT FROM LEMON AT THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME.
They say; “When life gives you lemons, squeeze them and make lemonade out of them.” Yeah! Maybe a lemon a day is just what you need due to its extensive health benefits and this is right at the comfort of your home.
Lemon is a natural doctor that curbs a number of health conditions you might not be aware of yet.
Here are the Top-10 health benefits you get from taking a glass of lemon water twice a day:-
- Enhances Digestion
Lemon juice enhances digestion because its PH (citric acid) is similar to that of digestive juices.
It enhances peristalsis, thus improving bowel movement and can therefore be taken to relieve indigestion and stomach bloating.
Take a glass of warm lemon water whenever you feel your at loggerheads with your stomach.
- Gets rid of Colds and Flu
Taking a glass of lemon water a day helps curb common infections such as cold and flu because of its high content of Vitamin C which strengthens the body’s immune system.
- Aids in Weight Loss
Are you finding it hard to lose weight no matter how hard you work out? Maybe a glass of lemonade is what’s missing in your weight-loss program. Fresh lemon juice is high in fiber (pectin) similar to those found in fleshy fruits such as avocado thus it enhances weight loss by giving you the feeling of fullness.
Prepare a cocktail of warm water, lemon juice and honey and take twice a day, or after your workout sessions.
4. Acts as a Detoxifier
Do you really need those 2 weeks detox fad diets that I see promoted all over the internet? Not really!
Detox your body every-day, naturally, by taking a glass of warm lemon water to help flash out those toxic wastes from your body.
Lemon enhances elimination of waste by diluting bile from the liver, and also dissolves toxic wastes such as uric acid from the body.
- Keeps Your Skin Glowing
Thanks to its high content of Vitamin C, lemon can be of immeasurable benefits to your skin.
Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant that neutralizes free radicals resulting from oxidation. It therefore helps prevent cell damage, down-regulating the skin aging process.
Vitamin C is also responsible for repair of damaged skin by regular production of new collagen.
Applying lemon juice directly to the skin or drinking two glasses of lemonade a day therefore helps keep away wrinkles, cures acne, sunburns, irritating burns, blackheads, scars and other skin infections such as eczema.
- Relieves High Blood Pressure
Aside from its high Vitamin C content, lemon is also rich in bioflavonoids which help control the effects of high blood pressure by strengthening blood vessels.
Its fresh scent also has a calming sensation that helps reduce stress and depression in HBP patients.
- Keeps You Hydrated
How about substituting your morning coffee with a warm glass of lemon water to kick-start your day?
Adding lemon into your drinking water makes it tastier thus encourages you to take more water throughout the day. Keeping hydrated through the day helps curb common problems such as frequent headaches, constipation, fatigue and stress.
Don’t you get caught up like I was HERE!
- Anti-Cancer Agent
Lemon juice has been found to contain 22 anti-cancer compounds that help slow down the growth and division of cancer cells and cancerous tumors.
Those who frequently take lemonade therefore have lower chances of getting a cancer attack.
The fresh scent of lemon can be a form of mental therapy by helping reduce stress levels, getting rid of depressive thoughts and improving one’s moods.
Maybe you should try using lemon essential oil or spraying your room with lemon-flavored air freshener and feel this aroma-therapeutic effect.
I literally can’t stand any other air freshener.
- Relieves Toothaches
Next time you have a killing toothache try to rub fresh lemon juice around the gums and see the miracle it does. It subsides the pain.
This also applies to people with other oral issues such as bleeding gums and bad breath.
Try rinsing your mouth with lemon water a number of times in a day to help alleviate the bad mouth smell and to stop gum bleeding.