Lemon Low-down: The Sweet Truth about Lemons

By

Deborah J. Tune (aka Herb Lady)

lemon, herbal tea, tea

Lemons: Sour and Sweet?

Pucker up when ya taste a lemon, do ya? Well, that tart little thing is exploding with benefits! Have weak kidneys? Bladder infections all the time? What about them there nasty ole colds and sniffles? Lemons are loaded in Vitamin C to help your immune system fight off germs.

Health Benefits of Lemon:

  • combats arthritis
  • fights inflammation
  • builds immune system
  • flushes kidneys and bladder
  • neutralizes free radicals
  • reduces some symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • bursting with Vitamin C

Fun Fact: Lemons also contain phytonutrients that have anti-cancer properties!

Here’s a few ways to add lemon to your daily diet:

  • add a slice to your tea or water
  • squeeze it on your salad
  • add it to your guacamole
  • drizzle it over the top of chopped avocado and tomato for a quick, healthy snack
  • make homemade vinaigrettes instead of using store-bought, high-fat, processed dressings
  • add a few slices when baking fish
  • or squirt some on your fish once it’s done
  • add a little to your raw juice

I always notice a difference in the way I feel when I don’t get my daily lemon. I feel stronger, better, and healthier when I’m able to get my raw lemon juice. (I never, ever recommend using bottled lemon juice–it isn’t in it’s natural raw form.)

Organically-grown foods are always best-received by our bodies. I’ve added a solid quote from Whole Foods below to back up my opinion.

Other compounds, such as ethyl alcohol or ethanol, are added to the waxes for consistency, milk casein (a protein linked to milk allergy) for “film formers” and soaps for flowing agents. Since you may not be able to determine the source of these waxes, this is another good reason to choose organically grown lemons and limes.– Whole Foods

What’s So Sweet About a Tart-Tasting Lemon?

I guess you’re wonderin’ by now why I used the word “sweet” in the title of this post. Did you notice all the health benefits of lemons I’ve mentioned here? That’s what makes ’em sweet!

I plan on sharin’ a ton more health benefits with ya such as I did today with the lemon. Foods in their raw, natural form contain maximum nutrition for our bodies and minds. That’s what alternative medicine (and Hillbilly Heaven Herbs) is all about: preventing disease and illness by using food, spices, herbs, and frugal natural remedies to be healthy and ward off sickness.If you want to reach yer ultimate state of health, be sure to sign up for free updates. Subscribe to my feed or by email. Y’all come back now!

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4 Responses to “Lemon Low-down: The Sweet Truth about Lemons”

  1. Michele Says:

    Great information on lemons, Mom! :-)

    *smiles*
    Michele

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    […] Lemons are loaded with goodies your bodies need such as Vitamin C and heart- and cancer-fighting compounds like limonin and limolene! I love them. I have been drinking warm lemon water each morning before breakfast for a long time now. My Mom is a HUGE advocate of lemons and we have been having them in our iced tea for oodles of years. The warm lemon water (drank on an empty stomach) helps alkalize the body, jumpstarts your liver and bowel and flushes your kidneys and bladder. It’s very cleansing to your body. Lemons boost your immune system, lower histamine levels, and help give your skin an overall healthy glow. I definitely feel less energetic and have less “umph” on days I don’t get my lemon! […]

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