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Updated on November 16, 2016

Lemons Can Improve Your Health

Real Lemons to Improve your Health
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How Lemons Can Improve Your Health

The exact origin of the lemon is unknown. It is believed that lemons first grew in Southern India, Burma and China. Does anyone know?

The lemon is packed full of vitamin C which will enhance your immune system. In the good days of charter fishing and commercial fishing, the men stationed on these boats, use to cut holes in lemons and suck the juice out of them to stop seasickness. Its juice has a tremendous calming effect to our stomachs acid levels. It is known to aid in heartburn symptoms.

Real Lemons

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Lemons Uses and Tips

The outside rind is a great ingredient in cooking. The rind has, as much vitamin C as the inside does so do not waste it.

We all know lemon juice makes lemonade but if you add grated lemon rind to it it will be dynamite stuff. Lemon rind is great on salads, sprinkled over a lemon pie, rice, over puddings, even a pasta dish.

Quick and easy pasta recipe.

Melt 1 quarter pound of butter in microwave. Then mix 2 egg yolks, salt and pepper, shredded lemon rind and also squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl. Mix thoroughly with the butter.

Then pour mixture over one package of cooked pasta, add shredded mozzarella cheese to top it. Re-heat dish just before you serve it.

Drinking lemon water heated in the microwave instead of coffee will wake you up like coffee but with out the slow down when the caffeine wears off. So, add concentrated lemon juice to your water bottles for work or play. It will wake you up and increases energy as well.

Using lemon juice mixed with water, as a rinse for your hair will increase the shine to give you healthier looking hair.

The best use for lemons is to rid yourself of the nasty stain residue left over on your nails when you remove the nail polish. Simply rub a lemon slice over your nail and off it comes to make it clear for your next color.

To remove the fish smell after cooking fish, slice some lemons and put on a tray in the oven and lemon smell takes care of that. Then eat the roasted lemons. What a treat. Fruit changes to a whole new level when roasted. Last week I stuffed a turkey with lemons and slit the outside turkey skin to tuck lemon slices inside next to the breast meat. That white succulent meat was lemon flavoured and to die for.

Pickling lemons is a Morroccan delicacy. Pickling also preserves lemons to make a relish that is common on a Morroccan plate.

Lemons are not just happy colors in your fruit bowl.

Thank You For Reading!

If you have any lemon recipes or quick tips for lemons, feel free to add them to this hub.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lemons are wonderful. I sometimes will use a bit of lemon juice instead of bleach in my laundry.

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      Susan Britton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you Susan for your comment. I never thought of that but I have used lemon juice to lighten my hair in the summer. I would guess it is the same thing.

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      tesslyn suzanne 5 years ago from kerala, India

      lemons help in skin lightening.

      Drinking lemon juice will also benefit the skin by purging toxins from our body

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      Susan Britton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you suzanno for your information on the lemon subject. I knew lemons purg toxins but was unaware it helped our skin. Grateful to know that.

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Lemons are also linked to lowering your cholesterol.

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      Susan Britton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Another great thing that lemons do. It is getting better and better. Thank you Lipnancy for your input.

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      Peeples 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Lemons are great. They can be used for getting rid of the mask of pregnancy, age spot, wrinkles, drain freshener, and if you mix a little with vinegar you can use it to clean your counters and floors! Great Hub voted up!

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you peeples for reading and adding your lemon tips. A drain freshener is a new one for me.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Nice! First off, I love the lemon ginger fruit salad. Sounds fresh and delish! I am definitely going to try that.

      Love lemons. There's always lemon in the house. I put lemon on hot water (or even on room temperature water) and drink it--as simple as that. I also scrub my face with lemon (or orange peel) from time to time. Geez, thousand uses of this magical yellow fruit and your hub is right on.

      I learn new things everyday on HP and you have great, useful tips in here. Thanks.

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you CrisSp for your input on this hub. I appreciate you comments.

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      I love your tips for using lemons. I always have them around to use in tea.

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you Writer Fox. Lemons are a must have in my home also. Thanks for your comment. I appreciate your time to stop by.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      The lemon ginger salad sounds intriguing.

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      Susan Britton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It is @poetryman6969 and ginger is also great for the stomach in small doses. Thanks for your comment.

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      Suzette Walker 18 months ago from Taos, NM

      What a great hub! My mouth is salivating. LOL! I love your tips on lemons. I never knew that about cleaning nails of left over stains from nail polish. Your pasta recipe sounds delicious. I use lemon a lot in cooking and I love fresh squeezed lemonade.

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      Susan Britton 18 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you suzettenaples. I eat that lemon pasta as comfort food on a cold winter night. It really is delicious. I also drink lemon water everyday. I am glad you found these tips helpful.

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