There are a variety of health benefits of lemons. Many health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, back conditions and arthritis benefit from weight loss. It is a little known fact that lemons can be the key to weight loss.
Lemons and lemon juice are excellent flavor enhancements for food and beverages, but they are also powerful antioxidants and a very effective way to detox your body and lose weight.
Increasing the daily use of lemons in your diet has a multitude of health benefits. In addition to weight loss, here are three ways that lemons help manage chronic conditions.
Lemons are Healthy
Lemon juice can also be a wonderful addition to mineral or spring water as it naturally removes impurities from your liver and kidneys. It also is a powerful diuretic and purifier. Lemons clean the body and blood of high levels of uric acid and reduce the likelihood of urinary tract infections, arthritis and rheumatism.
Boosts the Immune System
Lemon juice has important antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Experts report that lemon juice activates white blood cells and promotes immune function. They are essential for collagen production, wound recovery, to boost immune function, and fight against diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and cancer.
Respiratory and Sinus
Lemon juice added into tea fights colds, bronchitis, influenza and more. A regular regimen of lemon juice for the nostrils can help control colds and sinusitis. Lemon and honey are recommended to clear your lungs and help with tea
Packed With Vitamins
Lemons are healthy. It’s not really a secret that lemons are packed with vitamins and minerals. Lemons are key sources of Vitamin A, B6, B12 and C. They contain thiamin, riboflavin and minerals such as copper, magnesium, iron, potassium and calcium. In short, lemons are a nutritional bonus that can benefit your daily diet. If you are trying to lose weight, adding more lemons to your diet can really help.
Here’s some tasty lemon beverage recipes that will help with both detox and weight loss.
Healthy Lemon Recipes
6 large lemons
Agave or Stevia to taste
1 1/2 quarts cold water
Makes 2 quarts
Directions: Cut each lemon in half. Squeeze all the juice into a large measuring cup. Strain the juice, discarding just the seeds, not the pulp. Measure out 1 and one-half cups lemon juice, using any leftovers for another batch. Combine the juice with the sweetener and stir. Add the water. Stir the contents. Add crushed ice to the 2 quart pitcher or you can add the ice to glass individual servings.
Frozen Lemon Lime Smoothie
3 (3 oz.) pkgs. Sugar-free lime Jell-O
10 cups boiling water
2 (46 oz.) cans pineapple juice
2 cups lemon juice
½ cup agave
2 liter Ginger ale
Directions: Dissolve Jell-O and agave in 10 cups of boiling water. Add pineapple, ginger ale and lemon juices. Pour into 2-5 quart ice cream buckets and freeze. Allow some time to thaw before serving, until it gets soft and slushy. Enjoy your smoothie!