How Your Body Can Profit from a Lemon 🍋🍋🍋 – Nature’s Secret to Health and Beauty
There is a lot to know about the juicy, bitterly sweet, fist-sized fruit that we call a lemon, and exactly how advantageous they can be for your health and beauty regime.
We are all well aware that lemons are rich in vitamin C, but most people don’t know the astounding benefits they can actually provide for your outer glow and your inner body health.
Following are some interesting facts you may or may not already know about this power packed fruit of nature.
An excellent source of nutrients
As well as vitamin C, lemon contains plenty more nutritional properties like calcium, potassium, traces of iron, vitamin A, phosphorous, magnesium, and pectin fibre (a soluble dietary fibre).
With all these nutrients at hand, lemons are said to be useful for promoting immune health and keeping colds and other immune deficiencies away.
The potassium contained within lemons helps to nourish your brain and nerve cells too.
Flushes out toxins
A nice squeeze of lemon juice into a glass of warm water consumed first up in the morning is great for providing a boost to your digestive system. This simple mixture gives a kick-start to flush out the waste from your body.
Lemons help with your digestion and encourage the production of bile.
Helps your bowel health
Lemon can keep constipation and diarrhoea at bay by helping with smooth bowel motions. This can also be beneficial for the health of your colon.
Lemons are said to help your liver too by assisting your stomach with the digestion of your food and prevents any undigested foods from entering the blood stream. This is a syndrome also commonly referred to as leaky gut.
Lemon juice helps to combat wrinkles and acne. There are plenty of other bonuses of lemon for your beauty regime too, including teeth whitening, getting rid of blackheads, using it as a skin brightener, exfoliator, hair lightener, and as a nail strengthener. If you’re interested, you can check out some of these more in detail in an article by Women’s Health here.
Lemon juice is a natural aid to help replenish your body salts post-workout or exercise too.
A natural antibacterial
Citrus flavonoids have a wide degree of biological activity that includes antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic, anticancer and antiviral activities*. Lemon is part of this group of flavonoids.
Lemon is also a great help for cleaning the house. After washing them over, wipe down your chopping boards or benches with lemon to make use of its antibacterial properties and clean, fresh smell. Lemon is also perfect for washing your hands if you have been handling seafood for cooking preparation (after peeling prawns, etc.).
Wow, all this from a piece of fruit more famed for tasting good on fresh seafood dishes!
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*Maxwell Scientific Organization, 2011: British Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology 2: 119-122, 2011 (Burt, 2004; Ortuno et al., 2006)
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