The Mystery and Magic of Lemon Juice: How (and why) you should Use it in Every Day Life

People have taken advantage of the benefits of lemons for thousands of years dating back to the ancient Egyptians.

Lemons have been extremely useful due to the two major health benefits that they have to offer—their antiviral and antibacterial properties.

They also increase immunity and act to cleanse your body.

Read on to learn about the miraculous benefits of using lemon juice in your life, and get a few ideas on how to use it every day.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are found in many different foods, but lemon juice is a highly antioxidant juice. Antioxidants are powerful substances that neutralize potentially dangerous unstable free radical molecules in the body.

They can adversely affect cells and tissue and can result in illness and/or disease.

Lemon juice is difficult to drink plain due to the intense sour and bitter taste, however, you can start adding lemon slices to your water, squeeze some lemon juice in to your morning smoothie, or adding it to your daily tea.

For the Face

Lemon juice is an excellent exfoliant and blemish remover. It’s often mixed with honey and/or almond oil and applied overnight. It’s also used as a skin brightener. Some claim it lightens age spots.

Washing a sunburned face with lemon juice and water will relieve pain, cool the burn, and disinfect while also helping to prevent blisters and peeling.

Brighten Teeth

A combination of baking soda and lemon juice is an excellent tooth whitener. Rub the combination on your teeth and keep it on for about a minute in order to get rid of yellowing and stains.

You can also mix lemon juice with salt and use it as a paste. If you don’t want to rub actual lemon juice on the teeth, the insides of lemon peels applied to the teeth can also be a quick brightener.

Dr. David K. Skeels, a dentist in Rochester, NY warns that the acidity found in lemons can be harsh on your teeth if they are exposed to it too often.

Whatever form you use it in, don’t leave it on your teeth for too long. After using, you should brush and rinse thoroughly.

Diuretic

A diuretic increases urination, and lemon juice is a natural diuretic. It has been proven to aid in expelling water while also preventing against urinary tract infection and lowering blood pressure.

From the liver through the kidneys, impurities and toxins are flushed quickly from the body with daily lemon juice. As mentioned above, you can easily add lemon juice to your favorite drinks, or you can start using it more in your cooking to add flavor and enjoy its health benefits.

Lemon goes great with fish, chicken and even vegetables like asparagus or Brussels sprouts.

The Tummy

Not only is daily intake of lemon juice recommended for burning fat and weight loss, it also provides benefits inside of the tummy. When mixed with warm water, it can alleviate nausea and other symptoms of indigestion like heartburn and burping.

It assists digestion by aiding the liver in producing more bile. Evidence also suggests it can dissolve kidney, gall and pancreatic stones.

The juice of just half a lemon a day is a very inexpensive gift to your health and longevity.

Add it to your water, cook with it, use it to brighten your smile, calm your stomach, or soothe irritated skin. These are only a few of the amazing uses for lemon juice—the possibilities are endless.

This article was contributed to healthiack.com by a guest author.

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