5 Ways Lemons Can Improve Your Health
Updated: Aug 19, 2021
Lemons are a miracle of nature with benefits that are still being discovered.
Lemon water in the morning on an empty stomach is a great gift to give to your liver and digestion. Our liver loves bitter tastes. And the lemon has been shown to improve liver function.
The liver regulates hormones it also has a pivotal role in weight. When someone has a "fatty" liver weight will climb. The Lemon helps with the production of glutathione an enzyme that helps reduce toxins in the liver.
Digestion is also benefits greatly from the lemon. Your morning lemon water helps indigestion, gas, and bloating. It also helps loosen toxins in the GI tract so they can be eliminated from the body. A bit of lemon juice in warm water taken just after waking up can act as laxative as well and keep your stomach feeling good all day.
The Lemon is thought to aid in weight loss as well. Considering it helps with digestion and makes the liver happier the weight loss factor is no surprise. The liver is the trash service in your body. If it's not functioning up to par then fat cells become more likely to be storage containers for toxins. And as your fat cells take on toxins they expand to keep your organs protected. But this also grows the waistline. So keep the trash man happy and give lemon to your liver!
Your immune system loves lemons. Why? Lemons are a filled with vitamin C and are a natural antioxidant. They also have antiviral and antibacterial qualities. Warm lemon water with a spoon of raw local honey is a boon to your immune system. Additional nutrients in the lemon are B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium. The lemon lowers the risk of stroke, helps prevent cancer, helps lower blood pressure, increases iron absorption, and helps asthmatic prevent asthma attacks. Wow!
And then we have our skin. Lemon helps the liver which in turn is great for our skin from the inside out.
Lemon is a brightening agent for skin. It has antibacterial properties as well which assists if acne is present. Lemon has been used to lighten age spots as well. Lemon boosts collagen production to give you more youthful skin and less wrinkles.
All in all the Lemon is a gift we can use for our health. Let food be thy medicine. I am so excited about this little yellow fruit!