Life, Please Hand me a Lemon

Surprising Lemon Secrets Super Lemons to the Rescue!

If you don’t have a stash of lemons at your house, it’s time to get one. From your personal health and wellness to the cleanliness of your cutting boards – lemons are nature’s magic little gift of cleanse! Here are the reasons we love lemons:

1. Your Health – Lemons are naturally alkaline and loaded with healthy nutrients. Obviously lemons contain healthy amounts of Vitamin C that supports your immune health, but lemon also deliver calcium, potassium and fiber.

Nutritionists believe that lemons are very good for internal cleansing, which is why they suggest that you wake up with a glass of warm lemon water every morning. The warm lemon water will help flush toxins from your system, supporting digestion and regularity. The quick hydration will also leave you feeling energized. So, skip the coffee and grab some lemon water instead![1]

2. Your Beauty – From your hair to your toenails, the antioxidant Vitamin C and citric acid in lemons help brighten things up a bit! For DIY hair highlights, apply a little lemon juice before you hit the beach this summer. Are your nails looking a little yellow? Soak them nightly in some lemon and olive oil, which will lighten the nails and nourish the skin.

You can even put lemon to work overnight as a lip exfoliator. Apply just before bedtime and then rinse off in the morning to remove dead, dried skin. And, are you looking for a natural teeth whitener? Look no further than – the lemon! Simply mix baking soda and lemon juice and apply with a Q-tip followed by a good brush. It’s cheap, healthy and all natural.[2]

3. Household Cleaning – We said it once, and we’ll say it again, the lemon is nature’s magic little gift of cleanse, ridding your household goods of grime and odor. For example, after you wash your wooden or bamboo cutting boards, give them a scrub down with lemon and let them sit for 30 minutes. Then, rinse, dry and inhale the lemon-fresh scent! You can also keep lemon peels in your refrigerator or at the bottom of the trashcan to overpower unpleasant smells.

Doing the laundry and want to keep your whites white without toxic bleach? Lemon to the rescue! Just substitute ½ cup of lemon juice for bleach to do the trick. [3]

So, the next time life hands you lemons, say “thank you!” These are only a taste of what the lemon has to offer, and we’d love to hear from you how you use lemons in your daily life.


[1] http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/cheers-to-drinking-warm-lemon-water

[2] http://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty/uses-for-lemons

[3] http://www.care2.com/greenliving/22-surprising-uses-for-lemons.html

Angela

Angela

Co-Founder at The Natural Citizen
Wanderer, wonderer and health foodie, Angela is an avid label reader and devoted smoothie mixologist. She co-founded The Natural Citizen with the intent to bring honest-to-goodness wellness to everyone!
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