Sunday, April 13, 2014

All About Lemons!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin When life gives you lemons....yeah, you know the old pun. But seriously, do you KNOW how good lemons are for you? Here are some of the top reasons you should be including this citrus fruit in your daily life!
  • Stay Heart Healthy: Lemons have a secret weapon in them--it's called vitamin C. Vitamin C is in the antioxidant vitamin category, and that means they neutralize harsh free radicals in our body. Free radicals attack our bodies in many ways. One of these ways is damaging blood vessels that allow plaque to build up in our arteries.
  • Breathe Easier: So those free radicals do another thing in our body, induce muscle contraction and airway constriction in your lungs! Start your day with a warm glass of lemon water, and even a teaspoon of honey to combat this.
  • Sooth Sore Throats: Lemons have a ton of antibacterial qualities that help prevent infections in your mouth and throat. Gargle with lemon water at the first sign of a sickness or sore throat. 
  • Regulate High Blood Pressure: Lemons have potassium in them, and potassium helps regulate the body's blood pressure, in a good way! Add lemon to water or tea on stressful days...heck, everyday!
  • Elminate Kidney Stones: Kidney stones form in your body because your body is unable to bread down the chemicals in your urinary tract. The citric acid that eating or drinking lemons provides is capable of breaking down existing stones you may have, as well as preventing new ones!
My favorite way to have lemon water is after the fruit has soaked overnight! And while it's still ice cold. You can also serve your dinner with lemon wedges on the side to garnish fish or chicken. And like I said above, try a spritz in your hot tea for flavor.
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