Lemons are incredibly refreshing and packed with antioxidants. This superfood has multiple health and beauty benefits and is an excellent for your overall well being.
I buy a bag of lemons every week to have on hand to add to warm water, ice water, soda water or with food. Here are 10 benefits to consuming lemons and why you should think about adding them to your daily routine.
1. Boost your immune system
Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C helps fight colds and potassium stimulates brain function and helps controls your blood pressure.
2. Clears your skin
The vitamin C in lemons helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes.
Lemon water also helps purge toxins from the blood which keeps your skin clear.
3. Balances your pH.
Lemons are acidic but they are alkaline-forming on body fluids.
This helps restore balance to your body’s pH.
4. Your liver loves lemons
Lemons stimulate the liver and helps with detoxification
5. Helps with weight loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings
6. Dental health
Lemon juice helps remove plaque, whitens teeth and strengthens enamel.
7. Lowers blood pressure
Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol)
8. Hair care
Lemon juice helps treat dandruff, hair loss and other problems related to hair and scalp. Lemon juice can also help give natural shine to your hair.
9. Helps with dry skin
Applying lemon juice with a little glycerin to your skin will help soothe dryness.
10. Stress relievers
The soothing smell of lemon can work wonders to reduce stress. A cold glass of lemon water can rejuvenate you after a busy day.
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