Some fruits and vegetables have more health benefits than others. Lemons fall into that category. There’s a reason little kids have been selling lemonade on their lawns for the past 50 some-odd years. It’s because lemons are awesome and can do so much good for the body!
This fruit is among the healthiest fruits on the planet, as it offers a wide range of health benefits. They have powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties, and their smell effectively treats depression.
Lemons are a rich source of antioxidants, iron, copper, chromium, magnesium, and vitamins C, E, and A.
“Lemon has been used as a powerful aromatherapy essential oil for ages, and it has been credited with such benefits as increased concentration, decreased stress levels, and a soothing effect on the respiratory system.” ~ Diane Elizabeth, aromatherapist
According to Rachael Link, MS, RD:
“One lemon without the peel contains approximately:
- 24 calories
- 7.8 grams carbohydrates
- 0.9 gram protein
- 0.3 gram fat
- 2.4 grams of dietary fiber
- 44.5 milligrams vitamin C (74 percent DV)
- 116 milligrams potassium (3 percent DV)
- 0.5 milligram iron (3 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligram vitamin B6 (3 percent DV)
Additionally, lemons also contain a small amount of thiamin, folate, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, and copper.”
The lemon juice has the power to cleanse the scalp and treats skin issues like pimples, spots, acne, and pimples. It also softens the rough skin on the knees, elbows, and calluses. All you need to do to achieve this is to rub a half of a lemon on the affected areas.
Lemons freshen the breath, whiten the teeth, and eliminate kidney stones. The lemon juice helps digestion and is a potent natural remedy in the treatment of arthritis, and rheumatism.
If you chop several lemons and keep them in the bedroom at night, they will cleanse the air from toxins and improve your sleep quality. Slice a lemon in quarters, but don’t cut all the way through. You want the lemon to open like a flower. Moreover, this will relieve colds, allergies, and asthma.