Lemons: So Small, Yet So Powerful

by Niki Kefala

Yellow, juicy and very healthy, lemons give flavor to every food. If you want to lose some additional pounds, drink lemon juice mixed with water and honey. Lemon is also diuretic and makes bacteria and toxins go away from the body.

As summer is in full bloom, if you are blonde and want your hair to have golden highlights and a natural shine, take the juice of lemons, add water, put it in your hair and sit in the sun about 30 minutes. You will shine like the sun! But also lemons have more benefits for hair because can treat problems like dandruff and hair loss.

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These fruits are rich in health benefiting nutrients and all this with only 29 calories. They are an excellent source of vitamin C (in smaller amounts vitamin A and B-complex as well) and dietary fiber.

They contain zero saturated fats and because of the citric acid they aid in digestion. Furthermore, they carry a healthy amount of minerals like copper, iron, potassium and calcium.

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Lemon cake
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Lemon cupcake

Do you need more reasons to incorporate lemons into your diet?”

Eating lemons is helpful for people suffering from heart problems, because of the potassium that already mentioned. They control high blood pressure and reduce mental stress and depression. Lemons have antiseptic properties and they help fade scars, and since lemon is a cooling agent, it reduces the burning sensation on the skin when you currently have an irritating burn. They are also a great way to deal with throat infections and contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, including limonene. Lemon, as a rich source of vitamin C, helps in dealing with more long-term respiratory disorders and they have powerful antibacterial properties.

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Olive, garlic, lemon-chicken

If you had a hard day at work, lemons are useful in foot relaxation. Add some lemon juice to warm water and dip your feet. Lemon juice can also  dissolve lumps on the skin, therefore it can be applied on the places where the skin has hardened up, like the soles of feet.

Lemon has also the power to cure problems related to the skin as sun burn, eczema and bee stings. It acts as an anti-ageing remedy and can remove wrinkles. Can you think a better way for keeping your skin healthy and for your beauté?

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