They are juicy, stingy and tartly acidic. They add flavor to numerous dishes and they are basic ingredients of lemonades and many delicious juices and teas. But these small citrus fruits contain also plenty of healthy nutrients that help protect our body against a wide range of diseases and infections.
Listed below are some of the most significant healing powers and health benefits of lemons. Read on to discover…
Lemon juice aids digestion, by reducing heartburn and acid reflux. It is also very helpful in relieving nausea, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and other disorders of the lower intestine.
Lemons also help the liver to produce more bile, which in turn helps digestion.
Lemons help cleanse the digestive system and kidneys, while purifying liver and blood. They are very useful in eliminating toxins from the body.
Drinking lemon juice helps reduce harmful mouth bacteria that cause cavities gingivitis, stomatitis and tongue inflammations.
Applied directly to affected areas, lemon juice can relieve toothache and stop gum bleeding. It can also remove plaque, strengthen and reinforce tooth enamel, and whiten teeth.
Lemons can also be used as a mouthwash to reduce bad breath.
Another great health benefit of lemons lies in their ability to help the human body flush out toxins and excess fluids. In this way they also aid in relieving many conditions associated with water retention and high uric acid concentration in the organism. In fact, high levels of vitamin C in lemons can be very effective in reducing uric acid build ups in the body.
Lemons can therefore be very helpful in the prevention and the treatment of chronic diseases such as rheumatism, arthritis, painful joints, lumbago and sciatica.
As diuretics, they can also help prevent glaucoma, edema, high blood pressure and bloating.
Lemons have stress-reducing properties and they can have relaxing effects on one’s mood. They can relieve tension, anxiety, nervousness and fatigue, reduce heart palpitations, and promote good sleep.
They can also increase brain activity, for they contain potassium, which helps improve memory and concentration, while calming the nerves.
Inhaling lemon essential oil can therefore have many beneficial effects for your nervous system.
In conclusion, you should absolutely introduce lemons in your everyday diet and start adding them to your recipes and dishes. Now, tell us whether you’ve liked this post, and please share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.
Jessica is a translator who has lived for many years in Asia and South America. She now lives and works in Europe, while preparing her new journeys. She enjoys traveling, meeting new people, exploring different cultures and foods, and being in love.
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