Health benefits – the lovely lemon


Health benefits – the lovely lemon

If  you’re not getting fresh lemons into your diet, you may want to reconsider after reading the many health benefits of lemons, lemon juice, pith (the white part), or zest (skin).  lemon


The bitter taste of lemon gives these fruit the ability to increase peristalsis–a pumping-motion in the bowels–which helps to eliminate waste from the bowels and improve regularity. Add the juice of one lemon to warm water and drink first thing in the morning.


Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, including limonene—a naturally-occurring oil that slows or halts the growth of cancer tumors in animals. Lemons also contain a substance called flavonol glycosides which stop cell division in cancer cells.

Colds and Flu:

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work in conjunction for a serious punch against infection.
Liver: Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.


Lemons contain vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber.

Balances Body Chemistry:

While lemons are acidic they interact with the body’s metabolism to have an alkalizing effect on the bodily fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH.


Lemons contain the phytonutrient hesperetin which has been shown in studies to alleviate allergic symptoms.
Brain and Nervous System Disorders:

Containing the potent phytonutrient tangeretin in the peel, lemons have been proven to be effective for brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.

Eye Disorders:

Rutin, found in lemons, has been shown in research to improve the symptoms of eye disorders, including diabetic retinopathy.



In addition to being effective against cold and flu viruses, terpene limonoids found in lemons have proven anti-viral effects on other types of viruses.


In addition to improving eye problems linked with diabetes, lemons contain hesperetin which lowers blood sugar levels (when they are high).

Gall and Kidney Stones:

The citric acid found in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones.


The vitamin C found in lemons helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease. taken from ” The Farmacy /Dave Somers




“Weight shouldn’t be your only target when exercising. Body composition varies from person to person.”  Pat Lakey

” Your body shape

  • If you carry excess weight around your abdomen, that means you’re an “apple” shape.
  • Those who carry excess fat around the bottom and thighs are “pear” shaped.

Anyone who is carrying excess weight, anywhere on the body, would get health benefits from losing that weight.

But if you’re an apple shape, it’s particularly important that you take action to achieve a healthy weight.

You can do this by making lifestyle changes to improve your diet and increase your physical activity.

Remember, physical activity can improve the health of anyone who is overweight, and it’s not just a matter of burning calories: your heart, lungs and circulation will benefit too.”  NHS UK


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