I noticed something interesting these days.
People always talk about lemons, but it’s rare to see them using them properly. They can replace every single unhealthy habit you have in your life.
If I start talking about their benefits and how you can use them, it would take a week to read it all.
The list is enormous. This weekend I sat down to do some kind of sorting. It wasn’t really a pleasant experience. I didn’t know what tip to put in there.
After a long time of researching and arguing with myself, I finally found the complete list.
9 lemon tips or hacks, if you prefer, that will make your health climb to another level.
By reading this, you will understand why nature “developed” lemons. They are here to make your life healthier.
You will see how lemons can boost your immunity, reduce bloating, detoxify your body, help you lose weight, and more.
Are you ready to travel through the healthy world with lemons on the driver’s seat?
Okay then. Fasten your seatbelts and here we go.
Lemons in a role of a sports drink.
Upgrade your sports drink. Or as I say – make it healthier.
I don’t know if you know that lemons are fully equipped with potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium.
You know, those things you can find in every sugary and unhealthy sports drink.
And we already saw what sugar can do to you.
So, this comes down to the thing we all want: lemon sports drink.
Instead of spending tons of money for these advertised sports drink, you need lemons and couple of other natural ingredients.
As a matter of fact, if you had to ask, here is one of my favorite sports drinks that combine lemon, honey, and tart cherry.
This is your natural and healthier sports drink. That’s how you should update your sports drink.
Natural way of boosting your immunity
It’s all into the vitamin C. Lemons are a natural source of this vitamin. See where this is going?
That’s exactly why you feel better and refreshed after you drink a naturally squeezed lemon juice.
Go and make one while you are reading this. You will feel better.
The people from USDA said enough. Their research found that one lemon contains almost 51% of your required daily vitamin C intake.
When you add calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and manganese to the vitamin C, you have found your natural immunity booster.
Yes, you are right. All of these are included in the lemon.
So, the next time you are feeling down or getting sick, warm some water and add honey and lemon. That’s your natural booster that will fight off the cold.
Do you have travel sickness? – Lemons!
I don’t know if I told you this before, but I spent a bigger part of my life living with a doctor. Then I got married.
My sister was always feeling sick while traveling.
Before every long trip, my mother used to give her pills to calm her metabolism and help her “survive”.
Something inside me was always saying that’s wrong. Drugs can’t be good for our metabolism. What happens when we become immune to them?
That’s not the point here. Motion sickness is really tough. Prescription drugs will help, but why don’t you try with lemons?
Yes, it’s really weird, but it does a great job. Before every trip, take a couple of lemons with you. They will make you feel better.
They treat nausea and there are not added side effects or flavors like in most drugs.
I don’t recommend you to come to that stage to use this drink. I prefer being sober all the time.
But we are human, right? We know to get loose and “drink our souls out”. The instant regret comes the other morning.
When you find yourself in this stage, think of something great. Think of lemons.
They fight nausea and detoxify your liver. You will feel better in no time.
This doesn’t mean that if you know the cure you should keep doing this each night. Lemons do wonders, but can’t fix your alcohol problem.
Have you ever woken up feeling bloated? I know it happened to me in the past. During this period, I don’t feel like doing anything at all.
It makes me sick when I think of eating or drinking something. Something will help you, though.
Try something like this. It takes all-natural ingredients that will help you relieve bloating. It contains slices of cucumber, lemon, oranges, and mint leaves.
You will start feeling better in no time.
Weight Loss helpers
Finally huh? Let me clear one thing. Eating lemons won’t help you lose more weight. You won’t see that drastic change immediately.
However, they WILL HELP you fight off the extra weight when you add them to your healthy diet.
And here is why. They are really great when it comes to boosting your metabolism.
Consuming lemons right after you wake up helps you stay active and full with energy through the day.
In some of my previous posts, I said how lemon water is the best drink ever. Just put fresh slices of lemon in your water.
While I’m writing this, I have a bottle of water with chopped lemons and fresh mint leaves in it.
It’s my daily drink.
Now let’s talk a little bit about preventions.
Lemons Helps Lower Cholesterol
People will high cholesterol levels should not eat certain foods. I feel like no one is telling them WHAT TO EAT to lower it.
There are natural foods you can find to do that. Lemons, for example. They are here to spook away the gross stuff from your digestive system.
If we turn the page back to 2013 you will see a study explaining this. It was posted in the IJHSS.
The participants with high BP were given a glass of water with lemon juice, one apple, or a mixture of both.
The results? – Breathtaking!
Here is the full research if you want to know more.
Reading the full research, I bet you missed one crucial point. All the participants were asked the exercise during this period.
It’s still unclear whether the combination of exercise and lemon juice is the reason for success.
If you want to lower your cholesterol level, do both things.
Lemons Help Preventing Kidney Stones
That painful experience. Kidney stones. Lemons are a proven way to prevent this from happening.
Everything is in their natural citrate properties.
Dr. Jhagroo wanted to prove lemons as kidney stones fighters. According to him:
We believe that citrate in the urine may prevent the calcium from binding with other constituents that lead to stones. Also, some evidence suggests that citrate may prevent crystals that are already present from binding with each other, thus preventing them from getting bigger.– was said in the research.
For the sake of your kidneys, start drinking lemon water. Stop that annoying and “feels-like-dying” pain with the help of this food.
I know that it seems that everything causes cancer and any healthy food prevents it, but it really is like that. You better stay protected than feel sorry later.
We concluded that lemons are a great and powerful source of Vitamin C. They can help fight the free radicals known to cause cancers.
This was stated by Megan Ware, a well-known dietician, and nutritionist.
I know what you think right now. Such a small fruit helps you with lots of stuff.
It can do more. I’m positive about that. But it’s up to you now. I want you to hear your opinions, hacks, tricks, and tips.
How do you use lemons in your home and for your health?
Don’t be shy. Ask your friends. Share this and let them know what lemons can do.
Source: Nutrition Secrets