1/29/16

Ten Lemony Health Tips from Limoneira

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my post.
Lemons may be the sour fruit in the food world, but there are so many wonderful health benefits that come from lemons! Limoneira knows that this tangy fruit can jumpstart or refresh a healthy lifestyle, with just one lemon a day. “Lemons are among the healthiest and most accessible products people can buy from any market,” says John Carter, Limoneira’s Director of Global Sales. “That’s really the best part – lemons are so easy to integrate into everyday lifestyle.”
Adding a daily lemon can benefit your health in the following ways:
  1. Naturally restore the body’s pH levels: Lemons are alkaline-forming in the body and aid in restoring balance in a body’s pH levels.
  2. Fight infections and colds: The high content of vitamin C in lemons work to fight and prevent colds and infections.
  3. Liver detox: In addition to flushing out toxins throughout the body, lemons work to stimulate and detoxify the liver.
  4. Strengthen blood vessels: The bioflavonoid in lemons are handy for aiding in high blood pressure treatment because they can help strengthen blood vessels and prevent internal hemorrhage.
  5. Reduce inflammation and pain: A powerful and natural dissolvent of uric acid, lemons help to reduce pain and inflammation in the joints, helping to prevent inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis.
  6. Anti-aging benefit: The vitamin C in lemons helps it to neutralize free radicals, which are linked to aging and disease.
  7. Regulate digestion: Lemons can help regulate digestion by increasing the production of digestive juices.
  8. Potential anticancer properties: High in antioxidants, lemons are thought to protect cells from the formation of cancer cells and may also slow the growth of cancer cells.
  9. Lower cholesterol: Lemons are a good source of pectin, a soluble fiber that protects cardiovascular health.
  10. Prevent kidney stones: Consuming lemons can help raise citrate levels in urine, helping prevent the formation of future kidney stones, calcium deposits and gallstones.
Ways to add lemon to your daily consumption:
  • Squeeze lemon juice into your water and tea.
  • Make lemonade.
  • Add lemon juice to your vegetable salad and fruit salad.
  • Squeeze lemons onto your seafood and chicken meals.
  • Make lemon cake or lemon bars.
  • Make lemon juice/lime juice popsicles.
  • Add lemon juice to rice dishes.
  • Make lemon jelly.
And don't forget there are great ways to use a lemon peel too!

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2 comments:

  1. I'm all for lemon water in the morning. I actually went out and bought a bag of lemons from Costco last week to help with my intake.

    Thanks for the great tips!

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  2. One reason why I love to put a drop or two of lemon essential oils in my drinking water. I had been forgetting, so your post just reminded me that I need to start up again. :-)

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