Lemons As Medicine
Some foods are really good for you. Depending on what health hazard you're fighting some are great. But then there are some foods that I consider medicine because of the amount of benefits your body receives when they are consumed. Lemons fall in that medicinal foods category by a landslide.
You should find a way to include lemon in your daily intake. Whether its eating it, drinking water with it or a glass of lemon juice (or a truly natural lemonade) your intake of lemon will do a number of wonders for you. Its one of those foods that make you pay homage to nature because of how beneficial it is to a person's health.
I like using lemons as a medicinal aid, because you really don't have to think about it. Just eat them once a day and you will see some kind of results- guaranteed.
Lemon Nutrition Facts
You will see lemons a lot on all vitamin and mineral charts. It has Vitamin A and B1,2,3,5 and 6. It also has Vitamins C and E. Lemons have minerals such as copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and phosphorus.
Lemon Health Benefits
This miracle citrus fruit aids in the treatment of respiratory disorders, internal bleeding, indigestion, high blood pressure, constipation, dental issues, throat infections and rheumatism. The lemon is a blood purifier that has antioxidants that aid in cancer prevention.
It has also been known to fight diabetes and arthritis. It helps to break fevers by increasing perspiration. If you squeeze and sprinkle a few drops of lemon juice over your meal it will aid in digestion. Lemon juice also helps prevent dandruff and is good for hair loss. It is a natural antiseptic that can cure skin ailments. It can remove blackheads, wrinkles and is awesome at fighting eczema.
If you are a person who likes to take herbs, lemon water will assist your body in breaking down, processing and assimilating these herbs.
Drinking hot lemon water in the morning as tons of health benefits.
Aids in digestion
detoxifies like a champ
provides lots of vitamin C
Keeps you looking younger longer
helps you lose weight
Provides an energy boost
Can't go wrong with the lemon. Its a super food that aids in cures inside and outside the body. Its juice is a nectar of the Gods and it purifies your blood. All this and you don't have to cook a thing. One.
Morning Lemon Water Recipe:
distilled water or better (alkaline, smart water)
one or two lemons
handheld citrus juicer (optional)
get a tall glass of room temperature water or warm/hot
slice lemons in - or use a citrus juicer to extract the lemon juice.
let it sit for an hour or two in advance if possible before serving
Healthy Lemonade Recipe:
A gallon of healthy water like distilled / or alkaline water
6-8 lemons (or more - according to taste)
Agave Nectar or Organic Raw Cane Sugar
handheld citrus juicer (optional)
Open the water and pour some out (drink it or give to your pet or plants)
You are doing this to make room for the lemons
Cut the lemons in half and squeeze them and juice them -remove the seeds
Pour the freshly squeezed juice into the water jug
Do this until the water tastes as lemony as you want
Then take the pieces from the squeezed lemons and cut them up into smaller parts
Add the cut up pieces to your lemonade concoction
Then start adding Agave nectar to your jug
Put the top on periodically and shake up the whole mixture
Keep adding Agave to taste
Let it sit awhile, then serve