Lemon for Glowing Skin

There is something amazing about lemons that is realized from its fresh aroma and golden color that refreshes the mood and spirits immediately. Its tangy flavor has made our cuisines taste better and helped us devise various Mock-tails and Mojitos. The goodness of lemon is mostly connected with its richness in Vitamin C, however many people don’t know that lemons are great source of calcium, magnesium and potassium as well. These can help in improving the texture of our skin, hair and nails significantly.

Health benefits of lemon:

Getting rid of acne:
Take out juice of half a lemon and apply it on your face for 10 minutes before taking bath. The antibacterial properties of lemon will help in treating acne successfully.

Lightening of pigmentation and blemishes:
Mix 1 tsp lemon juice with half a tsp honey and apply on your face and neck. The citrus properties will lighten the skin tone and remove the marks of scars, spots and other blemishes gradually. Do not put lemon on cuts, wounds or bruises it will cause sting like sensation.

Removal of the excess oil:
Instead of using wet wipes and cosmetics all day long, it is better to use lemon on your skin that absorbs all the excess oil from the oil glands on the face and make you feel fresher for long hours after application. Simply dip a small piece of cotton in lemon juice and dab it all over your face. Wash it off with cold water and use moisturizer.

Get the dandruff sorted out:
Mix juice of 1 lemon with oil and massage gently on your scalp to get rid of scales of dandruff in just one wash! Any hair oil can be used but coconut oil is considered the best for the strengthening of roots of hair and scalp.

Brightening of hair color:
Instead of investing money in expensive cosmetics over the counter, it is the best to buy lemon from a grocery store and use it as a color lock conditioner. You can combine the juice of lemon with your regular conditioner and apply on hair while washing them.

3 Amazing benefits of lemon

Lemon is a small yellow citrus fruit. But it is a treasure house of vitamins and various other special compounds that have several health benefits. The lemon is considered effective to even fight cancer. Lemon is taken in the form of lemonade, lemon water, mocktails, and as dressings for salads. Lemonade is considered as the most refreshing drink and it is supposed to help in lowering the body temperature and increasing the immunity. Lemonade helps you to stay and feel calm and cool. Apart from thi, it is found to be effective in the treatment of throat infections, dental problems, obesity, rheumatism, burns, cholera, internal bleeding and blood pressure.

Lemon and its constituents
The benefits that lemon delivers can be attributed to the presence of
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin B6
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin A
• Niacin
• Thiamine
• Riboflavin
• Copper
• Calcium
• Iron
• Magnesium
• Potassium
• Folate
• Zinc
• Phosphorous
• Protein
• Flavonoids and antioxidants.

3 Amazing benefits

Lemon is helpful for people with Heart Problems
Drinking Lemon Juice is supposed to benefit people with heart problems as the potassium present in the lemon will help to control blood pressure, dizziness, and nausea. Since it is said to produce a calming sensation it helps to reduce mental stress and depression. It has been proved by scientific studies that intake of lemon juice reduces the serum bad cholesterol level. The fragrance of lime is said to increase the secretion of the hormone of well-being, Serotonin, which helps you to remain calm and stress-free.

Lemon Aids Digestion
When the juice of the lemon is mixed with warm water is consumed, it helps to prevent nausea and heartburn and relieves other digestive problems. The liver is responsible for removing the toxins in the food we take and converting into free radicals. The Vitamin C in the lemon acts as a powerful antioxidant and it neutralizes the free radicals. Lime helps in digestion also by increasing the production of bile juice by stimulating the liver. Since lemon contains a special compound called lemonoids it can stop cell division in cancer cells.

Lemon for colds and Influenza
Lemon contains about 88% of daily recommended value of Vitamin C. The Vitamin C is noted for its ability to boost the immune system of your body. If the immune system is strengthened it can offer enough resistance against infections and also remove the harmful bacteria and viruses from the blood. Taking lemon water once every hour is said to cure influenza.
Lemon is acidic when eaten, but, has an alkalizing and purifying effect once inside our body. Take lemon juice daily to derive its benefits.

Lemon a perfect Health Supplement

Lemon is a little yellow fruit with a pleasant smell and it has been generally used in the form of juice, teas, dressing and drinks. The lemon fruit is usually eaten in slices or added to foods and beverages because the unique flavor it produces is preferred by most of the people. Though it is considered as a healthy fruit because it is a rich source of Vitamin C it has numerous other elements and properties that can offer numerous health benefits while adding flavor and aroma to your food, or even when applied topically.

Nutrients in Lemon

A medium-sized lemon contains only 20 calories and the main constituents are carbohydrates and water. The other nutrients include

• Fiber
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin B6
• Potassium
• Citric Acid
• Hesperidin
• Diosmin
• Eriocitrin
• D-Limonene

Benefits of Lemons revealed

Lemon and cardiovascular health
Recent studies indicate that Vitamin C is not only good for your teeth, but it is also useful in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The low level of Vitamin C in the blood, especially, among those who are overweight or those who have high blood pressure, has been linked to increased risk of stroke. Lemon which is a rich source of Vitamin C and plant compounds like Hesperidin and diosmin play a vital role in reducing the risk factors for heart diseases. The Isolated fibers in the lemon reduce the blood cholesterol levels and the essential oils in it prevent oxidation of LDL.

Lemon and Kidney Health
The citric acid in lemon is known to increase the urine volume, which would flush away the toxins in your body and prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Lemon prevents Anemia
Iron deficiency is the cause for Anemia. Though lemon contains very little iron, it is very effective in preventing Anemia because the vitamin C and the citric acid in the lemon help to increase the iron absorption capacity of your body from other foods.

Lemon and Cancer Prevention
The plant compounds in the Lemon like hesperidin and d-limonene (found mostly in the lemon peel) are very useful to reduce the risk of getting many types of cancers. Eriocitrin an antioxidant present in the peel and juice of the lemon plays a major role in preventing cell damage and fighting against free radicals and prevents cancer.

The lemon, fruit, pulp and the peel have medicinal properties that are very useful in preventing many diseases and since the effectiveness of the plant compounds is not high in lemon juice, health professionals recommend eating the whole fruit to obtain maximum benefit.

Hidden facts about Lemon

Some of the well -known health facts about lemon are its immunity boosting power, anti-bacterial and antiviral properties, as an aid in weight loss, as a digestive aid and a liver cleanser. Eating lemons and using them in food preparations have been done with these basic benefits in mind. But there are a lot more benefits that the little yellow fruit can offer, which most of us are ignorant of.

 

Facts about lemon

• The Citric acid and the Vitamin C present in a serving of lemonade or lemon water accounts for about 187% of the daily value of Vitamin C. These along with esperitin and naringenin are very effective in preventing free radicals that can cause damage to the cells and lead to heart diseases.

• The citric acid in lemon aids in digestion and also prevents the formation of kidney stones.

• The ascorbic acid in the lemon is a natural antioxidant and it is effective in preventing scurvy

• Slice of lemon about 5mm in thickness when placed onto the corn in the leg and fastened with a bandage to get rid of it. Lemon essential oil could be dabbed on to the calluses to accelerate the healing process.

• A lemon wrap with a mixture of honey and lemon will help in dealing with skin infections such as eczema and will counter the urge to scratch.

• Sucking the juice of the fruit directly by inserting a straw on the top of the fruit acts as a thirst quencher for travelers and explorers. Lemon juice is an effective thirst quencher and it helps fight fatigue. It is also an effective antiseptic and is capable of preventing allergy and illness that arise when you use different water supplies.

• Lemons are effective in preventing bad breath that results from insufficient salivation, consuming certain spices, taking alcohol or smoking.

• Pectin in lemon along with the other elements is capable of boosting blood circulation and can lower cholesterol.

• Though bitter, the lemon juice has an alkaline effect on the body. Hence, it acts against the excess acid and helps to manage rheumatism. Lemon oil has pain relieving properties and prevents inflammation and eases the pain.

• Freshly squeezed lemon juice in lukewarm water after every meal stimulates the acid production in the stomach by activating the stomach muscles.

Lemons are also found to be effective in treating chills and fevers. They are low In calories and high on medicinal properties. That is exactly why they are popular. There might still be many hidden facts about lemon that future studies would reveal.