9 Amazing Health Benefits of Lemon

Many of us use lemons as a flavor enhancer in food and beverages, but did you know that lemons also have many amazing health benefits?

When I was growing up my parents would always make me squeeze the juice out of a lemon into my throat any time I complained of a sore throat or felt a cold coming on. After a few times of doing so I always started to feel better. As an adult I learned that drinking warm lemon water in the morning was recommended to balance your bodies PH, which is especially helpful if you drink a lot of coffee (like me).  I started doing so and to my surprise I actually felt the difference! This prompted me to learn more about the other benefits that lemons have on our health. This is what I found:

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Lemons Help….

1. Promote Weight Loss

Lemon contains a good amount of fiber which promotes weight loss. Its juice with honey early in the morning is effective to promote weight loss.

Pectin a soluble fiber present in lemon help to burn fat and lose weight effectively.

Its juice with honey early in the morning is effective to promote weight loss.

Pectin a soluble fiber present in lemon help to burn fat and lose weight effectively.

2. Protect from Kidney Stone

Lemon juice contains citric acid. Drinking juice increases citrate level in urine. So it is recommended to drink more lemon juice for people suffering from calcium stone in the kidney.

Drinking lots of water is highly beneficial to prevent kidney stone. But adding it can help to reduce the risk of calcium stone in the kidney.

Drinking lots of water is highly beneficial to prevent kidney stone. But adding lemon can help to reduce the risk of calcium stone in the kidney.

3. Improve Digestion

It is highly recommended to improve digestion. It contains a good amount of dietary fiber. Also, it kills harmful bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.

Drinking its juice provides relief from stomach pain and gastric problems.

4. Protect from Cancer

It contains a high amount of Vitamin C which protects from oxygen free radicals. Free radicals is produced due to oxidative stress. These free radicals damage DNA of the cell and turn normal cell into a cancer cell.

But antioxidants neutralize these free radicals and acts as a shield to protect DNA from free radicals. It is beneficial to protect from skin, lung, mouth, breast and stomach cancer.

ORAC value (Oxygen Radiance Absorption Capacity) of lemon is 1225 micro-moles per 100 grams.

5. Maintain Fluid

It is a rich source of potassium. Potassium is important maintaining sodium level. Thus, it maintains body fluid level and blood pressure that protects from a heart attack and stroke.

6. Balance pH

It is acidic in nature. So it helps to balance body’s pH.

7. Immunity

It is an excellent source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C increases immunity to from common cold, flu and infections.

8. Protect from Osteoporosis

It contains calcium in small quantity. But potassium of lemon proves beneficial to maintain bone’s calcium density. Potassium is required to prevent the loss of calcium through the kidney. Thus, it protects from osteoporosis.

9. Skin Health

Drinking lemon juice with honey early in morning increases skin complexion.

Information in this article was found at wiki-fitness.com

What is the best way to get the benefits from a lemon in your day to day?

Simply  squeeze a fresh lemon into some warm water and enjoy! Personally, I like to add honey and/or cinnamon to my lemon water. They naturally sweeten the lemon water and  have their own additional health benefits.

Light and Love,

Irie

Irie
Hi! I'm Irina (Irie) and I started this site as a way to document and share information that I have found useful in my own personal journey towards physical and psychological healing, soul awakening and higher states of consciousness. I am an artist, writer, alchemist, and spiritual student on a lifelong pursuit to attain complete balance between the mind, body and soul. I believe that by coming into complete alignment with oneself we become capable of achieving a harmonious and abundant life. My goal is to encourage everyone to heal and align themselves in order to finally live the life they dream of.

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