I would say that not just only an apple but also a lemon a day also keeps a doctor away.
They are responsible for several health benefits which we will discuss below. It is high in vitamin C and fiber, contains very low protein and fat.
It mainly consists of water and carbs. The volume of water is 89% and carbs is 11% in it.
Provides vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium.
The main plant compound in it is citric acid, Hesperidin, D-Limonene, Diosmin, and Eriocitrin.
We Can Take Lemons In Many Forms
1. Lemon with Hot water: Squeeze half a lemon in a glass of hot water and add 1 teaspoon honey to it to taste better. Take this in the morning. It will help to lose weight.
2. Lemonade: You can make lemonade or lime water for yourself. Take a glass of water, add 1 teaspoon of honey in it, squeeze one lemon, add mint leaves, and add rock salt.
3. Lemon Tea: Boil a cup of water, add half of the lemon, add honey, add ginger, and black pepper.
4. Just Lemon Juice: Squeeze at least half of the lemon in a teaspoon and have it after a meal.
5. Lemon Grass Tea: There is a plant called lemongrass. Cut some lemongrass from it and boil it in water. You can have this drink in the morning or evening.
Let me know in the comment section which one you like the most.
7 Benefits of Lemon
1. Helps in Weight Loss
Lemon is known as the best weight-loss food. There are certain ways to take it for weight loss.
One of them is taking one freshly squeezed lemon with hot water on an empty stomach in the morning. You can also add honey to it to make it a bit sweet. This helps in weight loss and I’m saying this from my experience.
The other way for weight loss which some people say is taking a teaspoon of lemon juice just after having a meal, especially when you are eating heavy.
However, you can make lemon tea for yourself in the morning or the evening. That tastes better.
It improves the digestive health of the person and thus helps in losing weight.
2. Improves Heart Health
We see that nowadays many people are suffering from heart diseases. Many have issues with blood pressure.
They deal with it daily by taking high-dose medicines regularly. If one day passes without that medicine, it creates a problem for them.
In addition, eating vegetables and fruits high in vitamin C reduces the risk of heart diseases and lemon is a good source of vitamin C.
Also, good for people who have high blood pressure usually. It is the best remedy for people suffering from hypertension.
Not only just the juice of lemon but the fiber is more beneficial for reducing the risk of such diseases.
People who do not have such diseases are also advised to take lemon every day either with hot water or can make lemon tea.
3. Fight with Anemia
Anemia occurs due to a deficiency of iron when we don’t get enough iron from our food (vegetarian) we eat. Lemon is not a very good source of iron but it improves our absorption of iron from the food we eat and prevent anemia.
It is easy to get iron from non-vegetarian food but not from vegetarian food. However, it has citric acid and vitamin C that improves our absorption of iron in our body and helps in fighting anemia.
It makes sure that we absorb as much iron as possible from our food.
4. Lemon Removes Kidney Stones
Do you know how kidney stones are made in your body?
When waste products do not get the digest, it crystallizes in the form of small lumps in your body. These are known as kidney stones.
People who deal with it, repeatedly get the same usually. But it is said that lemon is the medicine of the kidney.
It effectively removes kidney stones by increasing the urine volume, gives enough citric acid to the kidney to help in preventing the stone from it through urine.
5. Decrease Cancer Risk
Eating fruits and vegetables always decrease the risk of diseases like cancer. There are many types of cancer.
We cannot just remove cancer disease by eating citrus fruits but yes, we can decrease the risk of cancer. Much is needed to be investigated about this.
It is not proved yet, that it kills the cells of cancer in a human body but many people have experienced and a study has found that citrus fruit can reduce the risk of cancer.
As lemon is a citrus fruit and high in vitamin C, one should take it every day to reduce the risk of cancer disease.
6. Lemon Maintains Digestive Health
Many of us deal with digestive problems usually every day like acidity, constipation, stomach pain, etc. These problems can be prevented from lemons. Add lemons to your diet.
The main fiber of the lemon is pectin, which is soluble and has many health benefits. It can decrease blood sugar levels.
Do you know why people say that instead of juice try to have raw fruits and vegetables?
The reason is that juices remove the fibers present in the fruits and vegetables which have many health benefits. Fibers are the ones that improve digestive health. So, one should always try to eat raw fruits and vegetables.
In the case of lemon, I can understand that it is not easy to eat it raw as it is sour but when you squeeze it, do not throw away the pulp and have that.
Just think, if just the juice of a lemon is so healthy then how healthy are the fibers of it?
7. Lemon Is Good For Skin
As lemon is a good source of vitamin C, it reduces wrinkles, dry skin, aging, and sun damage. If you drink lemon juice or eat it every day, you will see the results of your skin. It will remove the dryness and increase the glow of your skin. Also, acts as an anti-aging remedy.
8. Hydrates the Body
Water is best for hydrating the body. However, many people don’t like the taste of water, adding lemon to it will add flavor to it as well as improves hydration.
So, how many of you are taking lemons every day and what results did you get? Let me know in the comment section below.