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I couldn't have said it better myself, from curing common cold and flu symptoms, fighting cancer cells, detoxifying the liver, balancing our ph, cleansing the bowels and my favorite ANTI-AGING lemons are an absolute must have!
If you’re not getting fresh lemons into your diet, you may want to reconsider after reading the many health benefits of lemons, lemon juice, pith (the white part), or zest (skin). ...
Here are 13 amazing healing powers of lemons:
Bowel-Cleansing: The bitter taste of lemon gives these fruit the ability to increase peristalsis–a pumping-motion in the bowels–which helps to eliminate waste from the bowels and improve regularity. Add the juice of one lemon to warm water and drink first thing in the morning.
Cancer: Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, including limonene—a naturally-occurring oil that slows or halts the growth of cancer tumors in animals. Lemons also contain a substance called flavonol glycosides which stop cell division in cancer cells.
Colds and Flu: Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work in conjunction for a serious punch against infection.
Liver: Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.
Nutrition: Lemons contain vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber.
Balances Body Chemistry: While lemons are acidic they interact with the body’s metabolism to have an alkalizing effect on the bodily fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH.
Allergies: Lemons contain the phytonutrient hesperetin which has been shown in studies to alleviate allergic symptoms.
Brain and Nervous System Disorders: Containing the potent phytonutrient tangeretin in the peel, lemons have been proven to be effective for brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
Eye Disorders: Rutin, found in lemons, has been shown in research to improve the symptoms of eye disorders, including diabetic retinopathy.
Anti-Viral: In addition to being effective against cold and flu viruses, terpene limonoids found in lemons have proven anti-viral effects on other types of viruses.
Diabetes: In addition to improving eye problems linked with diabetes, lemons contain hesperetin which lowers blood sugar levels (when they are high).
Gall and Kidney Stones: The citric acid found in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones.
Anti-Aging: The vitamin C found in lemons helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease.
1 Healthy Digestion Lemon helps to relieve plenty of digestion problems. Though it is generally regarded as too acidic but in reality when mixed with hot water is very useful in treating many problems. Lemons promote a healthy digestive system to a great deal The common digestive benefits of lemon mixed with hot water are Heartburn, Hiccups, Nausea, Bloating and Belching. It helps to dissolve Gallstones and the intake of lemon mixed with hot water also helps to cure constipation.
2 Rejuvenates the Skin and Cures Scars and Sunburns Lemon is antiseptic in nature and helps to treat various problems related to skin. Being rich in Vitamin C, lemon brings a natural glow to the skin and rejuvenates the skin from within. Daily intake of lemon water can do wonders for your skin. When rubbed on skin directly it can help to remove wrinkles, sunburns and blackheads. When lemon water is applied on the burnt areas it helps to fade the scars to a great deal.
3 Promotes Dental Care Application of fresh lemon juice on the areas of toothache aids in getting rid of the tooth pain. Lemon juice massage on the gums helps to treat gum bleeding. Lemon juice rinse gives relief from bad smell and also avoids from other problems related to gums. To whiten the teeth naturally simply brush your teeth with lemon juice, or rub the lemon peel across the teeth. Application of a paste of lemon juice mixed with very little salt on the teeth is a great remedy for eradicating the dull colour of the teeth. But remember excessive use of lemon application on teeth can turn out to be very harmful. Therefore, I strongly suggest apply lemon on teeth just once in 15 days.
4 Treats Infection related to throats Lemon is an excellent remedy for treating problems related to throat infections like sore throat and tonsillitis. Lemon has an antibacterial property which aids in fighting throat infection. Make a mix of equal amounts of lemon juice and water. Gargle regularly with this mix to get rid of sore throat naturally.
5 Aids in loosing weight One of the best health benefits of drinking lemon water on regular basis is that it paves way for losing weight much faster. Lemon is a time tested household remedy for losing weight. Along with eating the right food and exercise , regular intake of lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, especially taken as first thing in the morning helps to reduce weight tremendously.
6 Respiratory Relief Lemons are enriched with Vitamin C and help to keep the respiratory system healthy. The common respiratory ailment which can be cured by using lemon is Asthma and other respiratory infections.
7 Cures Headaches For an instant relief from headache drink a cup of tea mixed with fresh lemon juice to it. The crust of lemon is very helpful for treating headaches caused by heat. Make a fine paste of lemon crust and apply it on forehead to get relief from headaches.
8 Good for Diabetes Lemon juice is a rich source of Vitamin C which helps a great deal in controlling blood sugar, therefore is regarded as very good for people suffering from Diabetes.
9 Controls High Blood Pressure Lemon is a great natural remedy to control high blood pressure. The regular use of lemon makes the blood arteries flexible and soft and helps them to lose their stiffness. Therefore, lemon is extremely beneficial for patients suffering from hypertension. Drinking lemon water several times a day is very useful. When taking in the morning, it is good to take lemon juice in warm water. Taking lemon water in the morning help in controlling high blood pressure to a great deal.
10 Cures Arthritis Lemon helps to flush out bacteria and the carious toxins out of the body. Taking 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey mixed in a cup of warm water at least twice a day helps to cure arthritis and rheumatism.
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