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                                                     lemon

What Is Lemon

Lemon is a fruit that contains flavonoids, which are composites that have antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties. It helps prevent diabetes, constipation, as well as improve the skin health. People use it to make lemonade by mixing the citrus’ fruit juice and water. Many people also use it as a washing agent, because of its ability to remove stains. Its strong scent can also repel mosquitoes, while drinking lemon juice with olive oil is a home remedy for helping get rid of gallstones.

Nutrition Facts of Lemon

The health benefits of lemon are due to its many nourishing elements. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, lemon contains a good amount of vitamin C, and a small amount of a number of vitamins and minerals, including B-vitamins ( niacin, folate, thiamin, riboflavin) as well as potassium, zinc, and magnesium.

Health Benefits of Lemon

Various health benefits of lemon are explained in detail below:

Improves Heart Health

Drinking lemon juice is helpful for people suffering from heart problems because it contains potassium. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, and nausea as it provides a calming sensation to both, the mind and body.

Weight Loss

If a person drinks lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it may help reduce body weight in people. A research study performed mice confirmed that polyphenols present in it suppress body weight gain and body fat accumulation. [5] This could have positive implications for lemon juice drinks in human weight loss.

Dental Care

A study headed by Dr. Pirkko Pussinen of Helsinki University reports that low concentrations of vitamin C can cause periodontitis (gum infection).

If the fresh lemon juice is applied to the area of a toothache, it can assist in alleviating the pain. Massaging the juice on the gums can stop gum bleeding while also eliminating the bad odors that can come from various gum diseases and other conditions. For any serious dental issue, it is best to consult a doctor for treatment.

Hair Care

Lemon juice has proven itself useful in the treatment of hair care on a wide scale. When applied to the scalp, the juice can treat problems like dandruff, hair loss and other problems related to the hair and scalp. If you apply this juice directly to the hair, it can give your hair a natural shine as well.

Skin Care

Lemon juice, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can also cure problems related to the skin. The juice can be applied to reduce the pain of sunburns and it helps to ease the pain from bee stings, too. It is also good for acne and eczema. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads

Stops Minor Bleeding

It has antiseptic and coagulant properties, so it can stop minor bleeding. You can apply lemon juice to a small cotton ball and place it inside your nose to stop nosebleeds.

Foot Relaxation

Lemon is an aromatic and antiseptic agent and is useful for foot relaxation. Add some of its juice to warm water and dip your feet into the mixture for instant relief and muscle relaxation.

 

 

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