Lemon Uses

A pinch of lemon mixed in water or tea is something that we gorge on. Not only it is a great fruit, it is quite healthy and gives you a lot of benefits. Regarding its history or its origin, it is somewhat believed that lemons were cultivated and consumed in Asian countries about thousands and thousands of years back. Asian countries like China, Burma, India etc were the major countries which had grown and consumed lemons.

It was somewhat in the 1 A.D. that lemons were cultivated and consumed in the European countries. As years passed by and in the earlier 19th century, lemons started to be grown all over the world and became one of the most common fruit to be consumed in the US. There are various kinds of lemons grown (i.e. about ten varieties) but it is the Eurkea which is commonly found in the convenience stores and supermarkets.

Minerals and Vitamins

Do you know a glass of lemon juice has about 29 calories in it? If you squeeze a whole lemon, it will have about three to four tablespoon of juice. Along with that it has a small amount of protein and fat. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and have Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Niacin, Panthoetic, etc.

Healthier Benefits of Lemons

Do you know that caffeine is the major offender in creating a great amount of havoc between your heart and blood flow. It not only increases the heart pressure by even stimulates the system, making it trigger the atrial fibraillation.

Over the years, lemon or lemon juice are commonly used for curing and treating various ailments. Not only that they are the most effective ingredient for curing various other sickness. Lemons are filled with various minerals and vitamins that you can consume lemon juice daily as a preventive measure to avoid disease. Indigestion like bloating, heartburn, belching, etc can be easily cured by lemon juice. It cleans the liver and helps in the easy secretion of bile juice which helps in easy digestion.

There have been researches which have shown that lemon juice can help in reducing the chances of gallstones. Bowel problems and constipation can be cured as lemon juice has the basic property of eliminating unwanted products and waste from the body, thereby acting as a good source for boosting the digestive system. In addition, lemon juice is a good component to be used as flavoring for those individuals who are in low fat diets. Lemon has huge amount of potassium which is known to assist in regulating the blood pressure.

Even various doctors and physicians recommend using lemons to treat urinary tract infections and helps in treating rheumatism and arthritis, as it has the unique property of flushing the bad bacteria and toxins. Even lemons are a great fruit for treating fevers. A cold glass of lemon juice can help in reducing the amount of phlegm. Also, it can help in fighting against sore throats, throat infections, tonsillitis, etc because of its antibacterial features.

Frankly, the acidic property of lemon makes it one of the best nutrients for medical diseases. However, some people are allergic to lemons, so they do need to consult with their doctors before consuming one.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.

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