Ok, seriously, this is all about lemons!
Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons and drinking their juice would protect them from poisons. Even more strange, recent research has proven them right.
Lemons are a powerhouse of antibacterials, antivirals, and immune-boosting components. They help in weight-loss. They have huge amounts of vitamins and minerals promoting immunity and thwarting infections.
Whether you just want to add a slice of lemon to your water, (a great start to an alkaline lifestyle) or you want to incorporate lemons in every part of your life, you’re in luck because we’re going to be talking about many ways to use lemons for your improved health.
Did you know that lemons can help acne? They contain citric acid, which has been shown to help with acne. By applying fresh lemon juice to your acne at night, you will see noticeable results by morning. If this seems to harsh for your skin, mix lemon juice with an equal amount of honey, and then apply that to the skin with a cotton ball. Leave it on for half an hour and then rinse gently with water.
The scent of lemon has been shown to have a calming effect on people. In addition, it helps with fatigue, dizziness, anxiety, and nervous tension. Inhaling lemon oil has also been shown to improve concentration and alertness. Now you know why your office smells of lemon.
If you suffer from mouth sores, mixing fresh lemon juice in a cup of warm water will give you the perfect solution to swish around your mouth. Rinse afterward. Repeat up to four times a day to help heal those mouth sores.
Lemon has been used to help with chills and fever associated with cold and flu. Add the juice of one lemon to a mug of hot water, sweeten with honey and then drink one mug every two hours until the fever breaks.
Is it just a cold? No fever, but a runny nose and sore throat? The vitamin C level in a lemon will come to your rescue. Again, squeeze the juice of a lemon into a mug of warm water and drink one mug of this every two hours.
Fight Fatigue with Lemons. Long-distance walkers and runners will suck on a lemon by piercing the whole lemon with a straw and drink the juice from inside the lemon. A small amount of lemon juice actually quenches thirst faster and more effectively than a similar amount of water. Some people report that when studying for exams or having to work long into the night that they find help by drinking lemon water. Lemon oil stimulates brain activity.
Freshen your breath by eating the flesh of a small slice of lemon after any meal. It increases salivation and reduces any incidence of bad breath.