When life gives you lemons

Three Yellow Citrus

Though not consumed separately, the taste of lemon is unique from others. It has many types as well – Bonnie Brae, goes in San Diego, USA, Eureka, a common all place lemon, also called Four season because it has the capability to produce fruit and flowers together all year long, Femminello St. Teresa, that is found in Italy, Yen Ben, resident of Australia. Did you know that lemon is a native of Asia. Lemon though comes into the category of fruit, but is a part of every recipe. Be it fruits or salads or chicken or fish or vegetables, lemon can be added in almost everything and bring out a better taste of it. Name one dish whose taste will not be improved after the addition of lemon inside (with tea as an exception). Lemon is an absolute all-rounder with endless benefits. Apart from its culinary qualities lemon can be utilised in a lot of things.

Lemon is basically the home of Vitamin C. C is the vitamin that your body requires most. Lemon also produces juices that are necessary in digestion.

As it also purifies your blood lemon can be used during cholera and malaria as treatment.

After a session of workout, drinking lemon water may replenish body salt. Additionally, it has anti-bacterial properties.

Lemon juice has also been proved effective in weight loss. Mix lemon juice and honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it daily you’ll quickly observe a reduction in your weight.

You may use lemon as a preservative for many things like apples, avocado, banana in which the acid in the lemon can keep them from changing color or turning rancid. Simply apply lemon juice on the chopped parts.

If your rice gets sticky then simply add lemon juice and separate them and make them fresh again. Lemon juice also helps maintaining pH levels in the body.

Lemon zest is also quite good for the skin. It lightens skin tones, eliminates pores and scars.

You may use lemon leaves in tea, fishes and other seafood, chicken.

You may use lemon oil for aromatherapy, it will soothe your body and gives relaxation.

Aside from aromatherapy, lemon may also be used to relax your feet. In a bucket take warm water and squeeze lemon in it. Soak your feet in it for 10 to 15 mins.

By applying coconut oil mixed with lemon juice you can eliminate dandruff.

The amount of citric acid present in lemon is more than other fruits such as grapefruit and orange. Lemon comprises two times more citric acid than grapefruit and five times more than orange juice.

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