HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMONS

Since staying healthy is the hot topic of the moment, I decided to dive deeper into the health benefits of lemons. We’re all familiar with this little citrus, but we all have a very different relationship with it. While some absolutely LOVE it, others stay away from it due to the intense sour taste. But how many of us know all the health benefits of lemons? And if you knew them all, would you be more inclined to add them to your diet? I am hoping that after reading this blog your answer is YES!

After doing some research on this topic, I found many different claims to fame for our little lemon, but here are some of the top benefits that kept on coming up consistently across my various searches. So here we go.

LEMONS:

  1. Are a good source of vitamin C

    Vitamin C is a key nutrient in staying healthy and supporting your immune system.

  2. Support weight loss & improve digestion

    Drink lemon water every morning. It is low in calories, it helps you stay full and decrease your calorie intake. It prevents constipation and improves digestion. How to make lemon water.

  3. Improve skin quality

    Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, which reduces wrinkles, dry skin, and damage from the sun.

  4. Help prevent kidney stones

    The citric acid found in lemons and limes, makes urine less acidic, which helps break up small stones and deters stone formation.

  5. Aid in cancer prevention

    Well, as I mentioned earlier, lemons are full of antioxidants, especially a compound called citrus limonoids, which have protective properties against cancer.

  6. Lower the risk of stroke

    Lemons also contain folic acid which aids in cardiovascular health. How? Well, it’s because of that Vitamin C thing, which is an antioxidant, which protects us against those dangerous free radicals. Oh, and it can also lower bad cholesterol by keeping our arteries flexible.

Ok, I think we all have to agree that lemons are kind of a “super fruit.” So when life gives you lemons, just eat them up!

And here's what I've been doing with my lemons every morning:

Lemon Turmeric Water

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LEMON TURMERIC WATER

  • 6 oz of warm water
  • Juice from one lemon (from my backyard)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of organic turmeric powder

 Put all ingredients in a blender cup, blend for 30 sec - 1 minute. And, enjoy!

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If you would like to learn more about the health benefits for lemons, here is a list of top sources I consulted in my search:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/benefits-of-lemon-water#vitamin-c
  2. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283476#benefits
  3. https://www.livescience.com/54282-lemon-nutrition.html
  4. https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/health-benefits-of-lemon/

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Lisa S.

XCVI Brand Manager (currently working remotely from home)

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