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10 Great Things You Can Do with a Lemon

Updated on November 14, 2016

Lemon has many uses

I always have 2-3 lemons in my kitchen stock. Lemons can be used in various ways to add taste, comfort to your life.

A lemon can be a medicine, a tasty finishing up ingredient in a meal, a cleaning product and so on. I counted 10 great ways to use a lemon. You can find many more.

I use lemon in all my salads. Green salads, Greek salads, vegetable salads, potato salads are all more tasty with lemon juice.

Lemon juice also prevents salads becoming wilted. Especially green leaves such as lettuce can be kept fresh for a longer time, if you put them in a bowl of water -lemon juice solution for a while after washing; than you can dry the leaves before making a salad.

I grate lemon crust to my cake dough, and mix lemon juice with baking power and add to the dough, the cake cooks well and tastes well.

I use lemon as a flavor enhancer while I cook meat, fish some vegetables and chicken soup.

When I have sore throat, I mix lemon juice, and honey than drink it. It is a very tasty, effective natural cure.

Every morning after I wake up, the first think I do is to go to kitchen, squeeze a lemon to a glass of water and drink. It helps to lose weight, cleanse my blood, good for digestion system.

In the hot days, I make lemonade to my family and guests. I also put fresh mint leaves to lemonade which becomes a wonderful and health drink.

If I drink tea with my friends in the afternoons, I put a slice of lemon to my tea; the aroma and taste refresh me.

Before boiling eggs I dip eggshells to a cup of lemon juice & vinegar so the shells never crack.

Lemon is also a good skin cleaner. I put a wedge of lemon to my face and leave it there for 15 minutes. This makes my complexion fairer and my skin brighter. Also if you apply a mixture of lemon juice and honey on your acne or pimples, your skin will recover more easily.

Lemon is a microwave cleaner too. Just put a bowl of lemon juice and water to your oven and microwave it for 40 to 60 seconds, then wipe your oven. All nasty odors will be eliminated and your oven will shine.

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The Lemon Diet

Lemon can have positive effects on weight loss, if you want to increase your vitality, eliminate toxins, get rid of excess pounds and boost your glow, use lemon.

How to use Lemon juice in your diet:

While dieting you must eat natural food, vegetables that will support the detox process, along with water to help the draining process and eliminate toxins.

You can increase the cleansing process by drinking glasses of lemonade at room temperature throughout the day.

You must avoid tea, coffee and alcohol! Just drink water and lemonade, herbal or fruit tea and home-made vegetable soup.

How to make Lemon Diet Lemonade

1-1½ Lemons - squeezed (2tbsp of lemon juice)

300ml filtered water

2 tsp Quality organic maple syrup (or cinnamon stick if preferred)

Pinch of Cayenne pepper.

To make your lemonade, mix 2tbsp freshly-squeezed lemon juice, 300ml filtered water and either 2 tsp quality (Grade B) organic maple syrup or a stick of cinnamon and a pinch of Cayenne pepper.

Here is a recipe of home-made detox vegetable soup

1 carrot chopped

1 stick celery chopped

½ onion chpped

4 radishes

1 handful sugarsnap peas

½ fennel chopped

Chop up all your veg into small pieces. Add the carrots, celery and onion to a medium pan of boiling water. After 5 minutes add the radishes, peas and fennel.

Turn the heat down and simmer for 10-15minutes and serve.

At the end of your detox day, you'll feel light and energetic, and you'll have lost 500g to 1kg (depending on your weight and body shape)

Lemon Facial Cleanser

1tbsp natural yoghurt

1tsp lemon juice

2 drops essential lemon oil

Mix all the above ingredients together before using a soaking cotton wool pad to remove make-up. Repeat with fresh cotton wool pads until make-up has been removed. This mixture will not keep so it should be used at once.

The concentration of vitamin C in lemons is between 40 mg/100 g and

50 mg/100 g.

Lemon as a cleaning agent

Lemon juice is a great cleaning agent, not only is it environmentally friendly but it also works.

Lemon juice can remove stains, whiten clothing and also cleans brass and copper.

Homemade Lemonate

4 fresh lemons

1/2 gal. water

1 c. sugar

Split lemons in half. Squeeze juice out. Mix with water and sugar.

Do you like lemon?

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    • suepogson profile image

      suepogson 

      5 years ago

      An interesting and easy read - thanks

    • bibliopola profile imageAUTHOR

      Işın Tuzcular 

      6 years ago from Istanbul

      @Jefferson LM: thanks:))

    • Jefferson LM profile image

      Jefferson LM 

      6 years ago

      Thisis the most thorough and comprehensive lens about Lemons I have ever seen! I'll have to give it props on my lens: https://hubpages.com/food/lemon-lime-wars

    • Siclone profile image

      Simon 

      6 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Now I am living in a warmer climate and we have our own house I am going to plant a lemon tree! Love them. Great lens.

    • Ninche profile image

      Ninche 

      6 years ago

      Very much, use it almost on daily bases. Great lens

    • Mim Art profile image

      Mim Art 

      6 years ago

      I prefer limes - but same idea - and they are a staple in my home. I get nervous when I get down to 1. *giggle* Great lens!

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      Mim Art 

      6 years ago

      I prefer limes - but same idea - and they are a staple in my home. I get nervous when I get down to 1. *giggle* Great lens!

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