Did you know that lemon is one of the most useful and healthiest fruits on the planet? Truth be told, lemon is can be used in so many different places making it one of the most versatile fruits. Lemon has a tangy taste but a bit sweet at the same time. It tastes good on chicken and in soup as it does in cake and pie. Here are some amazing benefits of lemon you probably wouldn’t know.

  1. Cure for acne. Lemon destroys the P. acne bacteria due to its antibacterial properties. It also clears clogged pores and fights infection.
  2. Dealing with dandruff. Lemon juice destroys the bacteria which cause dandruff and so it can be applied to the scalp with coconut or olive oil.
  3. Teeth whitening. A mixture of lemon juice and baking soda is a teeth whitening treatment and it should be applied to the teeth and left for 60 seconds. The coloring coating on your teeth is broken down by the sodium bicarbonate and acid components in the mixture.
  4. Flush your intestines. Lemons are responsible for muscle contractions in your intestines that in turn ensure regular bowel movements which will flush out waste material and toxins. A glass of lemon everyday will do the trick.
  5. Balance your pH.Lemons are alkaline, hence lowering the acid levels and helping to balance the pH in your body.
  6. Provide important body nutrients. Lemons have a high concentration of citric acid, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and magnesium which are all vital nutrients your body must have.
  7. Deal with inflammatory pain. Lemons can help to deal with the swollen joints’ pain. It reacts to the uric acid that causes gout, therefore reducing the presence of gout crystals which make the disease such a painful encounter.
  8. Detoxify your liver. Lemons help in detoxifying the liver by stimulating bile production, dissolving uric acid and get rid of poisonous toxins in your body.
  9. Cleanse your organs. The citric acid which lemons contain dissolves kidney stones, gallstones and even calcium deposits. This ensures the smooth running of your body organs because the potential dangerous build ups have been flushed out.
  10. Improve brain health. Lemon peels contains a special nutrient by the name tangeretin which has been proven to prevent the decay of brain cells and hence very useful in treating brain conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.
  11. Protect your heart. Lemons contain vitamin C, which is a nutrient linked to heart health improvement. Vitamin C lowers blood pressure, lowers blood lipoprotein levels, fights off free radicals, reduces atherosclerosis risk, lowers blood cholesterol levels and increases the production of good cholesterol making it a heart friendly vitamin.
  12. Boost your immune system. The vitamin C nutrients in lemons fight off fungi, bacteria, viruses and parasites in your body. Also, it destroys worms in the intestines and fights off cancer with the 22 anti-cancer components it contains.
  13. Improve your skin tone. Lemon is a good remedy to get rid of black spots and blemishes in your skin. Rubbing the dark patches with the lemon juice and then rinsing it off with warm water will do the trick.


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