13 Health benefits of lemon

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health benefits of lemonLemon is a citrus fruit loaded with vitamin C. It also contains vitamin A, E, folate, potassium, zinc, protein, magnesium, citric acid and pectin. It not only adds flavor to a number of dishes but also adds several health benefits to the dish or juice. Lemon has natural antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help to cure many medical conditions like fever, indigestion, diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, eyesight problem, dental problems etc. and strengthen your immune system.

 

13 Health benefits of lemon are:

 

1) Indigestion:

Lemon juice works as a cleansing agent and blood purifier, so it helps to cure indigestion and constipation problems. Mix lemon juice, water, salt and sugar or honey (for sweetness). You can also add mint leaves for flavour. Drink it after lunch or dinner, especially after heavy lunch/dinner, to get its benefit.

2) Boosts immune system:

Lemon juice is loaded with nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, folate, magnesium, citric acid and pectin. These nutrients assist to boost up your immune system and halt free radicals.

3) Alkalizes the body:

Although lemon is acidic in nature but they are alkaline-forming when enters the bloodstream during metabolic process assisting to balance your body’s pH.

4) Weight loss:

A soluble fiber, pectin in lemon assists in your body’s weight loss. Mix lemon juice with honey and lukewarm water and drink it to get the result.

5) Hair care:

Lemon juice when applied to the scalp helps to cure hair and scalp problems like hair loss, dandruff etc. It also gives a natural shine to your hair.

6) Improve eyesight:

Lemon is a wonderful source of vitamin C which aids to prevent eye conditions such as cataract and macular degeneration.

7) Skin care:

The antiseptic property of lemon helps to heal skin related problems like acne, eczema, blackheads, wrinkles and sun burn. Apply lemon juice on your skin to lessen pain of sun burn, remove blackheads and wrinkles, and cure acne and eczema. Lemon juice also helps to get healthy glowing skin when you drink lemon juice mixed with honey and water.

8) Stop itching:

Lemon has inflammatory property which helps to sooth the skin. When an insect bites or comes to poison ivy rub lemon juice on the area to get relief.

9) Hydrated:

Drinking lemon water helps to keep you hydrated. Lemon not only adds flavor to it but also reload missing vitamins and minerals in your body that you lose when get stressed out.

10) Oral health:

Lemon juice is used in dental care and cleansing of teeth. You can get rid of the toothache pain by applying lemon juice on that area. Lemon can also aid to stop gum bleeding and bad odours by massaging lemon juice on gums. You can also add a drop of lemon onto your toothpaste to clean your teeth. If your mouth starts burning on applying lemon wash out your gums and mouth immediately with water.

11) High blood pressure:

Drinking lemon juice provides a calming sensation to body and thus aids to control high blood pressure and nausea both. It is useful for people who suffer from heart problems.

12) Fever:

Drinking lemon juice when you suffer from fever can assist you to bring down your body temperature or fever sooner.

13) Sooth a sore throat:

Lemon has anti-bacterial property which fights against sore throat or throat infection related problem. Mix lemon juice with honey and consume it to get the benefit.

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