When Life Gives You Lemons

lemons (1)Lemons are great for general skin health and acne.

Lemon juice contains citric acid, when applied onto the face it can help to remove dead skin. It also promotes skin elasticity and enables new skin growth. It flushes out your pores and keeps your skin fresh and glowing. You can apply pure lemon juice onto your skin if you can bare the sting. Otherwise mix the lemon juice with warm water and drink it. You shouldn’t drink the lemon juice straight because citric acid can be harmful to the enamel on your teeth (or at least you a straw).

Lemons rid your body of toxins.
Warm water and lemon juice enhances the ability of the liver to remove toxins from your body. It aids the body’s digestive system and helps remove waste from your body. It can help with weight loss, constipation and diarrhoea. Experts say it’s best to be taken in the morning or before bed.

Relaxing with lemons.
Lemon can be useful for sufferers of anxiety. Naturopaths say it’s calming for the nerves and the heart. It naturally relaxes the blood vessels in our bodies so it can assist with haemorrhoids, varicose veins and spider veins.

Lemons destroy intestinal parasites.
Lemons may appear acidic but once digested with warm water, the potassium in the juice creates an alkaline environment. Intestinal worms and bacterial infections like Candida thrive in an acidic environment. Lemons balance out the pH environment so parasites can’t survive.

Lemon juice prevents bladder infections.lemons
Lemon juice is a diuretic. The pH level in lemons can change the acidity of the blood and the urinary tract. The vitamin C content provides anti-oxidants and supports the immune system to reduce bacteria. For best results drink fresh lemon juice added to warm water in the mornings.

Little known fact about lemons.
Did you know? Before dish detergent was invented, Mexican bar tenders used lemons and limes to clean the beer glasses. Over time, the beer began to have a hint of lemon flavour to it and now this is the trademark for Mexican beer.

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