The benefits of lemon: do you know how to make the most of them?

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Yes, yellow is the color of summer and, yes, we talk a lot about lemons in this period: we took the trouble to study i benefits of lemon in different fields and unprecedented uses.


Water with lemon in the morning is great, we know. Then? Discover the other benefits with us. Inside. Out. Around.

 

The benefits of lemon for health (inside): 

100 grams of lemon provide only 11 calories, but beyond the energy, are the many vitamins, (A, B, C, PP), minerals (potassium, sodium, calcium, iron), essential oils (limonene) and other molecules (citric acid, pectins ...) to have the beneficial effects, which are many. We recall the most important:


  • Acidity rebalancing: thecitric acid of lemons, inside our body it is transformed into carbonate, alkaline, which improves digestion by eliminating excess acidity and restores in the blood the chemical balance that the body needs to stay healthy;
  • Antioxidant and "antiage": thanks to Vitamin C which fights free radicals, responsible, among other things, for cellular aging;
  • Defense against colds and bacteria;
  • Increased iron absorption: thanks to Vitamin C. Fundamental for anemia problems or vegan diets;
  • Detoxifying and purifying: stimulates the activity of the liver and gallbladder;
  • Support against kidney and biliary stones;
  • Helps eliminate intestinal parasites;
  • Cancer prevention? Lemons contain phytosubstances (substances that plants produce to protect themselves) which, according to the first available studies, seem slow the growth of cancer cells;
  • Relief of asthma symptoms and allergy "hay fever": thanks to the content in hesperidin;
  • Against nausea and diarrhea, thanks to the effects of limonene and citric acid;
  • Anti stress: as an energizing drink based on lemon and honey or, with the essential oil in the diffuser, against headaches.

 



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The cosmetic benefits of lemon (outside)

The substances contained in the lemon, which have a positive effect on our health, also give excellent benefits in cosmetic treatments; eg:

  • In the treatment of cellulite blemishes, it counteracts water retention and promotes the elimination of toxins;
  • Lightens dark circles and dark spots on the skin due to age, pregnancy, damage from tanning;
  • Against acne and blackheads, given its antibacterial and astringent power;
  • For the beauty of the hair: it lightens and shines naturally;
  • For a "do it yourself" wax, used with honey;
  • Refreshing and anti-odor;
  • Teeth whitener, when added to baking soda. Be careful not to overdo it, because it could ruin the enamel;
  • Against insects and mosquitoes, as a base for a natural lotion;
  • To relieve swollen legs and feet, in a cool foot bath.

 


The benefits of lemon for the home (around)

Lemons can replace some chemicals in home care and cleaning:


  • As mothproof, putting the peels in the cupboards, in small cloth bags;
  • Degreaser for dishes and to eliminate odors;
  • clean copper e brass;
  • In dishwasher, against odors;
  • clean teapots and coffee pots without leaving residues.

Lemons ... No more alone in the water then!

 

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