Did you know: Lemons are one of the most adaptable and nourishing fruits available in your local supermarket, grocery store or lemon tree? Lemons not only provide a number of important vitamins and minerals for the body that can help keep us healthy and fight off harmful diseases, they also offer a number of other viable uses for our bodies and our homes.
Here are 5 awesome ways we incorporate lemon and/or lemon juice into our day-to-day lifestyles:
- For Your Health
Lemon can clear up anything from your skin to that nasty cold you've been harboring for ages. As lemons are known to posses a high level of vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants in nature, the lemon helps to neutralize any free radicals it comes in contact with. Lemon also contains potassium, which helps with brain and nerves function. So for a quick natural way to feel more alert, lemon water is a great and all natural pick-me-up. The juice of a lemon is also known as a diuretic, antiscorbutic and astringent. Lemon juice with warm water has been recommended as a daily laxative and preventive of the common cold. Lemon juice with honey, or lemon juice with salt or ginger, has been a natural cold cure for decades and lemon juice with a little honey will help rid your body from mucous and reduces phlegm.
- In The Kitchen
Lemon juice, rind, and zest are used in a wide variety of foods and cuisine ,drinks and deserts. Use lemon in salads, soups, cooking and baking amazing deserts, when you want to bring out the flavor of other foods. If you love salt but know you shouldn’t be using too much of it for health reasons, swap out any cravings for it with lemon instead. Trust us, you won’t miss the salt at all.
- In The House
Lemon juice is a valued friend in our home. Lemons are used in everything from cleaning products to air fresheners. Lemon peels can be used for polishing furniture while lemon peel oil is incorporated can be incorporated into homemade soaps, shampoos and detergents to make them smell citrus-scented. For cleaning, lemons can remove grease and oil residue off hard surfaces and dishes while leaving a fresh scent of smell.
- In Cosmetics
Thanks to all the vitamin C in lemons, your skin will attain the benefits from drinking the fruit and can clear up and significantly brighten your skin. Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen and having more of it in your diet can prevent wrinkles from forming. And of course, drinking lots of water is great for skin in general. Drinking lemon water daily will help you stay healthy.
- Working Out
Lemon water provides the hydration you need when working out and helps reduce uric acid in our joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation, especially as related to arthritis. Drinking lemon juice helps eliminate exhaustion and reduce dizziness. Finally, drinking lemon will aid the liver in producing more enzymes giving your internal organs a boost.
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