Health Benefits 101: LEMON

You must be familiar with the proverbial phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. This phrase is often used to encourage optimism and a positive attitude in the face of an adversity or misfortune. Lemons represent sourness or difficulty in life, that’s why making a lemonade is like turning them into something positive. But did you know that the sourness of lemons gives you several health benefits? That’s why a lemon can turn into an amazing fruit as it brightens up your day with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants!

What is Lemon? 

Lemons are one of the most popular acid citrus fruits according to the Purdue University Horticultural Department. They are high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant and is needed to produce collagen. It may also help relieve asthma symptoms, and many more!

Health Benefits 

LEMONS TREAT INDIGESTION

According to Healthline, lemons are made up of about 10% carbs, mostly in the form of soluble fiber and simple sugars. Lemon juice may help offer relief from problems related to indigestion and constipation. Add a few drops of this citrus fruit juice to your dish, and it will aid in digestion.

LEMONS CAN MAKE YOUR SKIN BETTER

Lemons are high in Vitamin C which plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of the skin. The juice can be applied to reduce the pain of sunburns and it helps to ease the pain from bee stings, too. It is also good for acne and eczema.

LEMONS HELP CONTROL WEIGHT

Research shows that plant compounds in lemon extracts may help prevent or reduce weight gain in a number of ways. If a person drinks lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it may help reduce body weight in people.

LEMONS KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY

Did you know that one lemon provides about 31 mg of vitamin C, which is 51% of the reference daily intake (RDI). However, it’s not only the vitamin C that is thought to be good for your heart. The fiber and plant compounds in lemons could also significantly lower some risk factors for heart disease.

Try Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning!

ADDITIONAL FACTS

Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C, soluble fiber, and plant compounds that give them a number of health benefits. Not only are lemons a very healthy fruit, but they also have a distinct, pleasant taste and smell that make them a great addition to foods and drinks. In addition with the many benefits of this amazing fruit, below is a photo of the nutritional facts of lemons.

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