Praise the Lowly Lemon

It’s Friday, so how’s about a few quick comments regarding a healthy fruit that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should… the lowly lemon, which is super rich in nature’s purest vitamin C.

First off, did you know that lemon juice is an antioxidant?

It’s true. German studies reported that lemon peel exhibits remarkable antioxidant activity, activity unrelated to vitamin C.

As you no doubt know, antioxidants work beneficially on human cells, especially in terms of providing protection against cancer and aging.

Oh, here’s a little lemon juice tip for you pregnant ladies… fresh lemon juice squeezed into pure water reduces or gets rid of morning sickness.

If dandruff problems are giving you fits, add a tablespoon of lemon juice to your shampoo, and enjoy the results. Be sure to rinse well with plenty of water. Warning: lemon juice can lighten the color of your hair, so keep that in mind.

Suffering from canker or other mouth sores? Try gargling with lemon juice and pure water.

If you’re spending a lot of money on soft drinks with all that nasty sugar, try squeezing fresh lemon juice into tonic or carbonated water. Whoa, good!

So the next time you’re at the supermarket, get a bag of fresh lemons and put them to use in your diet. :)

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4 Responses to Praise the Lowly Lemon

  1. Peter Watson says:

    There are so many well meaning newsletter authors that are so full of negativity that it is a breath of fresh air to read your encouraging posts, Keep up the good work.
    Peter Watson. Tropical Queensland. Australia

  2. Connie says:

    I freeze them whole. I then zest them, peel and all into my salads, hot tea, mashed potatoes, veggies, anything I am eating a couple of times a day. Also warm water with lemon first thing in the morning is a wonderful liver cleanser. I have been reading your newsletter for years and also am a big fan of Dr. Ben Kim whom you turned me onto. Thanks Chet

  3. Connie says:

    oops I forgot, only organic of course.

    C

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