The Power Of Lemons
I heard about the interesting benefits of lemons from my mother about two years ago. She informed me that drinking a teaspoon/tablespoon of lemon daily in a glass of water helps to build your immunity. I thought that would be great given that year I was getting a number of colds. I looked into this amazing fruit to see what I could find out. What I found was interesting.
It helps to fight cancers: Lemons have limonene oil. Shown to slow or stop the growth of tumors in animals. If your already suffer from cancer be sure and check with your doctor before adding lemon to your diet. In doing so you will insure you don't do anything in combination with cancer medicines that could potentially be harmful.
Helps with high blood pressure: Lemon helps to strengthen blood vessels. In strengthening the blood vessels this will help in maintaining a normal blood pressure.
Aids with weight loss: Drinking a warm glass of water with lemon teaspoon to a tablespoon helps to get your digestive track back in order which in turn helps with weight loss. Great to do this first thing in the morning.
Builds immunity: Lemons have a high content of vitamin C which helps to fight off colds and flu. When feeling a cold or flu coming on try increasing your lemon juice to two tablespoons in your bottle of water.
Gallstones: Good news for folks that suffer from gallstones. Lemon has been used for centuries as a natural remedy. Gallstones are normally made up of calcium salts, cholesterol and bile. Citrus fruits are know to help break up the calcium deposits. Breaking up the calcium deposits helps to prevent gallstones.
Heart health: Due to the potassium found in lemons and potassium is good for heart health. Potassium is a mineral, this mineral aids in getting the heart to beat and keeping the pumping action going.
Lemons as a body cleanser: Ties in with cleaning the digestive track mentioned earlier. Lemons are great to aid you in cleansing your system. So next time you do a body cleanse try with some lemon water. Which of course would also make it a good cleanse for your liver. Fasting is good when doing a cleanse but be sure to do your homework to keep it healthy and safe.
Inexpensive: Good deal with this is you can use a store bought brand of reconstituted lemon juice. Usually find this in a green bottle with yellow cape. I get mine for under $2.00 for a 32 oz. bottle. This lasts me about two weeks, with tree people using the lemon juice.
This is just a few of the benefits to making lemon a part of your daily routine. Like with all changes to ones diet be sure to do your own research past this little write up. Always check with your doctors. Keep in mind that a lot of citrus fruit can be harmful in combination with certain medicines.
I have to date been using lemon each morning in a 16oz bottle of water. I have been doing this for about a year and a half. I have less colds, my cholesterol on my physical two years ago was a minor concern. Just had a check up and cholesterol lowered and no longer a concern. Yes I did lose weight, was this due to the lemon or kettle bell workouts. I guess I am going with the workouts on that one. To add to this having a bottle of water with a tablespoon of lemon an hour before supper aids in weight loss.
I also should note that I did some research on lemons and premenstrual symptoms. It helps to ease PMS. I have noted since using lemon each morning, my PMS symptoms have improved. Not as irritable, less physical discomforts with backaches, headaches, bloating & acne breakouts. This one is my husbands favorite benefits to me having lemon water each morning.
I know I already talked about this one, but I find it worth repeating. I find this has been helpful for me when I do feel a cold or flu coming on. By increasing my lemon intake from one to two tablespoons of water I find I either don't get the cold or it does shorten it. I have noted it does seem to help in getting me over flu like symptoms a bit quicker. Give this a shot and see what you think, if you note either not getting the cold or shorting it. Let me know.
Remember citrus can take the enamel off your teeth. It is important to try to rinse or brush your teeth after having your lemon water. I try to do this within a half an hour of drinking the lemon water. Once the enamel is gone from your teeth you can't replace it. Tooth enamel is important in protecting the inner layers of the teeth.
Thanks for reading,
Health benefits of lemons