UpdatedTrends.com: Lemons are one of the most popular citrus fruits in the world and are used for various purposes, including soothing a sore throat, enhancing the flavor of food and even treating some illnesses. This amazing fruit is rich in vitamin C, potassium, calcium, B-vitamins and flavonoid antioxidants and here are three benefits of lemon which you may not know about.
1. Balance your body’s pH – Even though lemons are acidic, their nutrient content is alkaline-forming. As it is important to restore the pH balance in our bodies which is often acidic thanks to high levels of stress in our everyday lives, try starting your day in the right way: by drinking a glass of lukewarm water containing half of lemon squeezed in.
2. Relieve indigestion and constipation – Lemons contain bacteria-fighting properties which are able to destroy bad bacteria and enable good bacteria to exist and help in relieving indigestion and constipation. If you are experiencing these problems, make sure to sip on a glass of warm water with the juice of one lemon, as it can stimulate peristalsis and the production of saliva and stomach acids which start the digestion process.
3. Get rid of dandruff – Instead of trying out new store-bought products, try making one at your home. Combine lemon juice with coconut oil and make a hair mask which will both heal and provide moisture to your scalp. Keep in mind not to overdo it, as lemon juice can lighten your hair.
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