Ever thought of how useful lemons can be?
Lemons not only have high nutritional values, but they can also help you stay fit!
The nutritive values of lemon per 100 gm are:
- Vitamin B: Thiamine 0.04 mg.;.
- Vitamin C: 50 mg
- Calcium: 40 mg
- Phosphorus: 22 mg
- Carbohydrates: 8.7 gm.
- Protein: 0.9 gm.
- Calories: 32
The other, health benefits, of lemon are:
A NATURAL ANTISEPTIC:
Lemon juice contains citric acid that acts as a great antiseptic when directly applied on wounds.
AGAINST SKIN PROBLEMS:
In case of skin problems, apply lemon juice directly to the skin and allowed to dry, especially in cases of acne and eczema. Then remove the juice with some olive oil, and cleanse with water. The juice is also good for the removal of blackheads, freckles and wrinkles.
Take some lemon juice and mix it well in some warm water (NOTE: It won’t dissolve in plain water, you need warm water). Then use this mixture for aromatherapy (an aromatherapy stand, which is available in most general stores, is required for this) before sleep every night and it will help reduce stress greatly.
FOR BETTER DIGESTION:
The digestive qualities of lemon juice greatly relieve indigestion disorders such as heartburn, bloating and belching. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are helped in their clearing, thus preventing constipation and diarrhea.
Scurvy is a deficiency disease, caused due to lack of Vitamin C, which lemon juice has in abundance. So applying lemon juice directly on scurvy affected areas in the gum helps reduce the problem.
AGAINST INTESTINAL AND KIDNEY DISORDERS:
Lemon juice has long been used to reduce kidney and intestinal disorders as it helps in flushing out toxic wastes from the body, and also, it kills intestinal worms!
AGAINST LIVER PROBLEMS:
Consume a tea-spoon of lemon juice in a cup of warm water everyday and it will act as an excellent purifier for the liver.
AGAINST BLOOD PRESSURE:
Consumption of a tea-spoon of lemon juice daily reduces blood pressure and also strengthens capillaries, using Vitamin C. It also acts as an excellent sedative for nerves and relieves palpitation.
The limonoid phytochemicals present in lemons help reduce the risk of cancer, if lemon juice is consumed daily.
AGAINST HEART DISEASES:
Lemon juice is a powerful anti-oxidant as it contains Vitamin C. It helps raise HDL cholesterol (the required one) and prevents the bad LDL cholesterol from getting oxidized, which in turn stops plaque (that which clogs the arteries) formation.
So have lemons everyday, and….well…. you CAN keep the doctor away!