Lemons can be described as the fruit with a tort and tangy taste, usually sour in taste; they can be used in food or beverages.
Unripe lemons are usually green in colour but as they mature, their colour changes to yellow. Lemons are regarded as a universally favourite fruit and an essential in every kitchen.
Given below are some of the most common health benefits of lemons.
LEMONS have diuretic properties that are helpful for people suffering from urinary tract infection; it can also be of good benefits for those suffering from high levels of uric acid in the body because lemons help to flush out the toxin in the body.
LEMONS is a rich source of antioxidants particularly falconoid, flavones and glycosides which are also supposed to have antibiotic properties and these compounds protect you from ailments like leukemia and cancer and also from infectious diseases like cholera.
LEMON is an excellent source of Vitamin C which is a potent antioxidant that negates the effects of free radicals formed as a by-product of certain chemical reaction in the body, these free radicals are strong enough to initiate chain reactions leading to rapid cell division causing cancer and lemon saves you from this.
LEMON is a natural antiseptic agent that helps in reducing the cellulite content of the body and ends up detoxifying the body.
LEMON contains natural bleaching properties but is much easier in the skin as compared to commercial bleaches which contains harsh chemicals.
LEMONS may be also used as balms when they are in high concentrations and they can also help to prevent sunburn.
LEMON lowers blood pressure and increases the level of HDL good cholesterol) as well as gives glow to the skin.
LEMON is anti-carcinogenic; it lowers the rates of colon, prostate and breast cancer. All these prevent faulty metabolism in the cell which can predispose a cell to becoming carcinogenic and blocks the formation of nitrosameries in the gut.
The skin of lemon dried under the sun and grinded into powder can be applied to the hair for a few minutes before bath to relieve headaches and also cool the body.
10. LEMON juice could be a natural hair lightener and skin bleach that reduces the pigment melanin and prevents the risk of chemical allergic reactions common with hair dyes.
11. LEMON Juice can be applied to the site of bites and stings of certain insects to relieve its poison and pain.
12. LEMON juice is used for maintaining seafoods and meats, kills bacteria and other organisms present in them, it also prevents many gastro-intestinal tract infections.
13. LEMON juice with a pinch of salt (warm) every morning is a good recipe for lowering the cholesterol levels and also brings down weight.
14. LEMON juice can be used as mouth wash because it whitens the teeth and strengthens the enamel.
15. LEMON juice is the best option to prevent dehydration and shock in case of diarrhea. Lemon juice is an excellent treatment for dandruff and greasy hair, when applied in the Face can remove wrinkles and keep you young. Lemon juice also helps to prevent and cure osteoarthritis. Jemima Daniel