There’s a saying that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. It takes the slang meaning of lemon – (that of a poor bargain or bad purchase) – and encourages us to transform our bad experiences into an experience as tasty and refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade.
But did you know that by adding lemons to your diet, you can reap some important health benefits? After you read this list, you’ll want to start squeezing lemons onto everything.
Here are 7 Benefits of Adding Lemon to Your Diet:
1. Preventing Infection – Lemons are citrus fruits, and that means they are full of Vitamin C. This vitamin helps to boost our immune systems and can help wounds heal more quickly. (1) Our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C by themselves, so it needs help from citrus fruits like lemons. (1)
2. Remove Toxins – Lemons can flush out toxins like uric acid (the toxin which causes gout.) (1) Lemons travel through the liver to rid us of those harmful substances. Lemons also contain potassium which prevents constipation and relieves headaches. (1)_It can also help people who have a poor appetite. (1)
3. Help Circulation – Lemons help the blood vessels to become stronger. The blood will then be able to pump more effectively to all the parts of the body. (1) Lemons also decrease the risk of getting cramps or muscle cramps. (1)
4. Quicker Weight Loss – Lemons slow down the process by which our bodies utilize carbohydrates. But lemons also speed up your metabolism, because they contain trace amounts of pectin. This helps your unwanted pounds to disappear more easily. (1)
5. Reduced Risk of Cancer – Even though lemons have an acid taste on our tongues when they pass through the digestive system they are very alkaline. Lemons prefer an acidic environment, so with enough lemons, the cancer cells cannot thrive.
6. Fresher Breath – If you worry about “morning breath” and you’re having problems brushing it away, you should drink a few teaspoons of lemon juice each day. When you do, you will be pleased to find your breath becomes much sweeter. But go easy on that lemon juice, because too much of it can break down the enamel of your teeth. (1)
7. Better Bone Strength – The potassium found in lemons bonds together with calcium to make strong bones. (1) it also keeps the calcium from breaking down too easily when our bones get older. (1)
As you can see, lemons aren’t just something that puckers up your lips or makes furniture cleaner. By adding a few lemons to your diet, you will find yourself to be much healthier.
“7 Reasons to Add More Lemons To Your Diet” posted on Healthier Patriot on 8/31/2020