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Lemons – A Superpower Food

Updated: May 17, 2021



Now is the time to step it up and take charge of our health! These times had us get to know ourselves better and possibly start taking better care of our well being. Some of us may have overeaten while others took on new health regimes during these challenging quarantine times. Our priorities may also have changed as we took on simplifying our lifestyles and focusing on the basic essentials. Ultimately, we all desire to feel healthier and function at our best. So being present and engaged in what we feed our bodies is key.



We have a treasure of superpowers in nature that are at our disposal and are exactly what the body requires. When we consciously take action to increase our consumption of fruits and vegetables, it remarkably improves our health! Discovering nature’s superpowers gives us a wealth of nourishing value that often leads to healthier choices as well as personalizing what is best for you!


Let’s discover the abundance of nature’s kitchen together. Getting back to basics and discovering the real powers of nature is how we all grow healthier. Let’s start by shining some light on the top 5 superpowers of lemons!



1. Immune booster


When life gives you lemons, you have a citrus protector! Lemons are one of the most popular citrus fruits and are packed with vitamin C goodness. Yes, sometimes it is the simple things like adding lemon to your water that can make a huge difference. When that beautiful yellow slice is near, show your love for the power packed inside the lemon by giving it a good squeeze. They are dripping with antibacterial and antiviral properties, which fight infections and boost your immunity. What a great natural and convenient germ buster! When you have a sore throat or a fever, lemon will come to the rescue. Lemons help those with lung issues to clear up their breathing as it cleanses and strengthens the lungs and flushes out the bad. It is also great to freshen your breath. Lemons are often used for many health reasons, such as helping to prevent asthma attacks, fight kidney stones with a vengeance, fights cancer, and so much more.









2. Energizes the body


It’s easy to add lemons to drinks or food. Squeezing your lemons is one of the best little habits to take on! They are packed with a sour punch and is not a typical fruit we eat on its own; they are often added to meals for flavour or give a tasty twist to your drinks. I personally get a zest of energy just by the smell of lemon, and I instantly have more vitality and energy, my mind is alert, and I’m in a happier mood. It works better than coffee for me at times, and it helps those who want to cut their coffee consumption.



3. Packed with vitamins and minerals


Lemons have been known as a health remedy for many years. One lemon a day gives you 50% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. They have a high source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, vitamin B6, pectin fiber, and iron for those that are deficient. It also helps your body absorb iron as much as possible from your food. How cool is that? Did you know that lemons have protein? The protein content in lemons soothes the central nervous system, and the antioxidants are excellent to help neutralize free radicals, healing damaged cells in the body.



4. Highly alkalinizing


Lemons are excellent for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and keeping the heart in good shape! I have heard some say that the amount of body aches is less when they have it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Many recommend this morning routine to get the most from this cleansing fruit. One of the greatest benefits and reasons I personally love adding lemon to my water daily is that it brings your body in an alkaline state, thus neutralizing acidity in the system. Another reason that makes me love lemons is that they are known to promote weight loss as it revs up your metabolism, aids in digestion, and is a natural anti-inflammatory.



5. Great for your hair


Lemons are not only excellent for the internal body, but they also have so many beautifying superpowers. Lemon juice is quite popular for a natural way to treat hair loss while making your hair thicker when adding other natural ingredients like coconut oil. Get sun-kissed highlights by adding natural lemon juice to your hair when in the sun. Lemons work well to improve the condition of your hair and are beneficial for those with dandruff or have a dry or oily scalp.



6. Anti-aging benefits


This bright, yellow, citrus fruit is often used to improve skin tone and texture. With the antibacterial properties of lemons, it is an effective way to treat acne and blackheads when mixed with water. Lemons are also excellent to add to a natural mask as it helps with dry or oily skin, wrinkles, skin whitening, scars, and age spots. Lemons have the ability to treat almost all skin issues when mixed with other natural ingredients like oils and honey, depending on what you are targeting.



There is so much life force in lemons, and they are a simple, fun way to bring more zing in your life. These are just some of the top benefits you can find in lemons. When we appreciate and enhance one’s knowledge, we can connect and prioritize our health on a new level. We are all looking for that extra health protection, and a fruit like this acts as a natural remedy and beautifier. What else can we ask for? Squeeze some lemon in your day!

(For entertainment and general information purpose only.

Individuals should always consult a health care

provider before taking on any of these suggestions.

Using your own discretion is the sole responsibility of all

individuals.)

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