Lemon Power

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Lemons can be one of your best first-aid items while traveling and at home. My friend Kristin Andrus shared the following tips and uses for lemons.

Kristin: No matter where I am I always drink hot lemon water in the morning. Did you know…

  • Lemons are an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
  • Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial
  • It balances maintain the pH levels in the body
  • Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins
  • It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile
  • Lemons are also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium
  • They help prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases
  • It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid
  • It helps cure the common cold
  • The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells
  • It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute
  • It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief
  • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne
  • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems
  • Aids in the production of digestive juices
  • Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session

Thanks to Kristin, I’ve added lemons to my daily routine. While traveling, I try to buy fresh lemons, but always pack a small bottle of essential oil. Just one drop will keep my immune system strong and my water delicious. Lemons have also provided instant relief with pesky bug bites and bee stings.

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