“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Ignoring the old saying, there are a lot of other uses for your lemons and you probably have never heard of them. Lemons offer a lot of health benefits for less than a dollar and the best part is that they can also be used for many household chemicals and cleaners. Let’s see how they can actually make our life better.
1. Place lemons on your bedside table.
Before going to bed you can cut some slices and put them on a dish on your bedside table. The lemon will actually get rid of lingering smells and your room will have a fresh smell. Leaving it overnight can help you breathe better while sleeping.
2. Helps with allergies.
People who have asthma, allergies or cold, breathing in the lemon scent will help them a lot.
3. Get a good nights sleep.
Who doesn’t love a good sleep? We hate the nights where stress or congestion makes everything hard to close your eyes and relax. Again, leaving a lemon by your pillow or breathing it before bed can help relieve stress.
4. Help your immune system.
As lemons contain Vitamin C they are very good to help you strengthen your immune system and target cancer cells. Simply have a drink of some lemon and water to keep your body fighting fit.
5. Flush out the pipes.
They can also help you with bowel movements and stop you from feeling bloated. Yay!
6. Soothe your sore throat.
An age old remedy for a sore throat is a mug of hot water with lemon juice and honey because lemon contains citric acid which can break up the mucus in your sore throat and reduce pain and inflammation. It is also a natural antiseptic so can help kill bacteria in your throat.
7. Detox your body.
Have you had a bit of a heavy weekend, got drunk or had a hangover? Try drinking some lemon water to help your body digest food more effectively and flush out all those toxins.
8. Clear your skin.
Vitamin C helps to produce smoother and healthier skin. Drink at least 3 liters of water a day with a squeeze of lemon and you will wake up with a face like a model.
9. Speed up your metabolism.
If you are looking for an easy way to lose your weight, studies suggest that lemon water can help to speed up your metabolism, meaning your body will break down fat quicker! Lemons also contain pectin, a type of fiber which will leave you feeling full for longer periods of time.