“When life gives you lemons grab tequila and salt?” or was it “If god gives you lemons, make lemonade?” Hehe..
I’m pretty sure you understand what I’m talking about. So if you had a lemon in front of you, would you know what to do with it? What about several of them?
* Scratches head*
Juggling lemons is a thought but that’s not all what lemons are good for.
In this Guide, I’ll give you an idea of how much lemons can benefit you in your day to day life and possibly even give you that kick start you need
SO HERE WE GO!!!
1. Soothe a sore throat.
By mixing lemon and honey together, it can help with the discomfort that can come from having a sore throat. Maybe even add a bit of hot water from the kettle (not too much) so you don’t get that kick in the mouth (lemons can be quite sour) *scrunches up face*
2. Support Weight loss.
And no, before you start downing lemons down your throat like there is no tomorrow, lemons can help “support” your goals of weight loss. Lemon juice contains pectin which can help aid with your struggles if you are trying to shed those kilos off.
3. Start your day with hot water and lemon juice.
Get rid of those morning coffees, teas, hot chocolates, energy drinks and grab a glass, half water half lemon juice and sip away. It helps kick start your immune system and also adds the daily vitamin C that is required in your diet.
4. Stop an itch.
*Swats mosquito away* to make the itch stop itching, rub some lemon juice on the area. It helps soothes the skin as lemon juice has anti-inflammatory and anesthetic effects, it can help those nasty insect bites.
5. Potassium Power.
Lemons have 80 milligrams of this mineral (let’s not forget Vitamin C as well) which helps your body stay strong and nimble. Lemon can help control high blood pressure. Drinking some with water can help with dizziness and nausea.
6. Fever? PSHHHTT what fever?
Never fear, lemon juice is here! Drinking lemon juice mixed with water can help bring your fever down faster.
When you have those really heavy meals just mix these ingredients in a glass
Drink it before or after the heavy meal. Lemon helps as a blood purifier and a cleansing agent so it would lighten that heavy meal and give your stomach some tender loving care that it’s looking for.
8. Dental Care.
Apply fresh lemon juice to a toothache, it can help as a numbing agency. Massaging lemon juice on your gums can stop gums bleeding. Not also does it give you fresh breath but it can help with various gum disease and conditions.
9. Hair Care.
Applying lemon juice to your scalp can help with dandruff and hair loss. Basically anything to do with your hair and scalp, just apply some lemon juice to your scalp. It can also give your hair a beautiful shine.
10. Skin Care.
Lemon juice can be applied to reduce sun burn, acne and eczema. It also can help with removing wrinkles and black heads.
11. Lemon juice as Antiseptic?
Lemon juice can be used as an antiseptic on burns, cuts, scars and even internal bleeding. Just apply some lemon juice on a cotton ball and there you go, antiseptic at your fingertips.
NOTE: Lemons are high in acidity and is an alkaline food, just be careful not to consume so much of it as it can put your body out of whack. Make sure to brush your teeth thoroughly and drink plenty of water.
So there you have it, the variety of uses of lemons. Try having a quarter/half of a lemon each day to get the maximum benefits. In the meantime, while we are waiting.. LEMONADE ANYONE?