When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
Making a lemonade sounds amazing but you can use lemon in various other ways too! For example, squeezing lemons in other people’s eyes. Doesn’t it sound amazing? Well, so far most of us are aware of only limited uses of lemons. After reading this, you will know 15 more brilliant ones!
1. Control Weight
Bursting with the goodness of polyphenols, these round and juicy lemons are said to help control diet-induced obesity. According to some, drinking lemon water in the morning not only detoxifies your body but also gives a fresh kick start for the day.
2. Control high Blood Pressure
Today, when high blood pressure is almost a common problem for all, people are looking for more natural ways to combat it. Drinking warm lemon water empty stomach can do wonders with keeping the blood pressure within normal limits.
3. Treat Kidney stones
With the richness and goodness of citrate, lemon juice helps prevent the formation of kidney stones. Citrate is a natural chemical present in our urine that combats stone formation. You can get your daily natural citrate booster from lemons.
4. Improve Mental Health
Nowadays, when every other person is depressed, we need our daily booster to freshen our thoughts. Not only does lemon juice helps elevate mood and relieve anxiety, but its fresh aroma is also said to act as a mood-enhancer.
5. Treat Anemia
Vitamin C, found in abundance in lemons, is very essential for the absorption of iron, especially the one from past foods. Therefore, plenty of lemon juice can help improve iron deficiency anemia.
6. Clean your cutting board
Going a bit out of the way, let’s praise the cleaning abilities of lemon. You can now use lemon to get rid of the unpleasant stink from your cutting board at the end of the day. All you need to do is rub the cut end of a lemon on your board. Your board will smell just like a new one.
7. Help prevent cancer
Two compounds; flavonoids and D-limonene, present in the lemons, are said to have anti-cancer properties. Regular use of lemons or lemon water can help prevent numerous cancers, most important being the gastric and pancreatic cancer. Lemon water has anti-oxidant properties and reduces inflammation, thus helping to prevent cancer.
8. Keep your kitchen insect-free
We have found an ultimate and very cheap solution to get rid of all the kitchen insects. All you need to do is quirt some lemon juice. A scattergood amount of juice is the holes or cracks which might be the possible entry points for the insects.
9. Improve your digestion
Drinking warm and fresh lemon juice early in the morning can help improve digestion and relieve constipation. The detoxifying properties of lemons help reduce gut inflammation, allowing it to function properly. Improves digestion means improved health and nutritional status.
10. Lighten your freckles and age spots
Tired of using all the expensive skin-lightening creams? Lemons are the ultimate natural solution to speed up the lightening process of your skin and aging spots. Apply fresh lemon on your skin and let it stay for 1round 15-20 minutes and then wash your face. Do it regularly to see the visible results. Good news; it has no side-effects!
11. Fight your acne
A number of studies support this benefit of lemons. Lemons have Vitamin C which has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. Also, the anti-oxidant properties of lemon help infection of skin pores. According to some, lemon juice has a drying effect on the skin which helps remove the sebum layer from the face. This can really help fight some serious skin problems like acne vulgaris.
12. DIY your own blonde hair
Want to dye your hair naturally without spending money on all the hair coloring products? We have a lemony solution for you. Rinse your hair with lemon juice and sun-dry them.
13. Lighten elbows and under-arms
Dark and dry elbows and underarms are more of a shame! However, we have a very cheap and effective solution. Make an abrasive paste from lemon juice and baking soda. Rub it over the dark surface and let it stay there for a few minutes. Rinse! Repeat regularly and see the visible results.
14. Treat Eczema
Although not fully supported, lemons might help treat eczema owing to its anti-inflammatory properties. Apply lemon juice on the affected area for 10-15 minutes. Repeat this process trice a day.
15. Treat headache
Headache, especially migraine, can be very debilitating. Taking lemon in warm tea can do wonders for your pain and make you feel fresh!
These are only a few of some very incredible uses of lemons. In addition to being one of the richest sources of Vitamin C, this fruit is bursting with a lot more goodness!