25 Benefits of Super Food Lemon

by roshi on May 20, 2010

in Health

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Lemon is a super food. Lemon is one of those super foods with many health and cosmetic benefits.

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  • Lemon being a citrus fruit, fights against infection. It helps in production of WBC’s and antibodies in blood which attacks the invading microorganism and prevents infection.
  • Lemon is an antioxidant which deactivates the free radicals preventing many dangerous diseases like stroke, cardiovascular diseases and cancers.
  • Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) .
  • Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer. They prevent faulty metabolism in the cell, which can predispose a cell to becoming carcinogenic. Also blocks the formation of nitrosamines in the gut.
  • Lemon juice is said to give a glow to the skin.
  • A few drops of lemon juice in hot water are believed to clear the digestive system and purify liver as well.
  • The skin of lemon dried under the sun and then ground to make powder can be applied to the hair for a few minutes before bath which relieves head ache and cools the body.
  • Applying lemon juice to acne dries the existing ones and prevents from getting more.
  • Lemon juice acts as a natural hair lightner and skin bleach which reduces the pigment melanin and prevents the risk of chemical allergic reactions which is common with hair dyes and bleaches.
  • Lemon juice is given to relieve gingivitis, stomatitis, and inflammation of the tongue.
  • Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold.
  • Lemon juice is given to prevent or treat urinary tract infection and gonorrhea.
  • Lemon juice is applied to the sites of bites and stings of certain insects to relieve its poison and pain.
  • Lemon juice relieves colic pain and gastric problems .
  • Lemon juice soothes the dry skin when applied with little glycerin .
  • Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills bacteria and other organisms present in them, thereby prevents many gastro-intestinal tract infections.
  • Lemon juice with a pinch of salt (warm) every morning lowers cholesterol levels and brings down your weight.
  • Lemon juice is the best drink to prevent dehydration and shock in case of diarrhea.
  • Lemon juice can also be used as a mouthwash. It removes plaque, whitens the teeth and strengthens the enamel.
  • A table spoon on thick lemon syrup everyday relieves asthma.
  • Lemon juice relieves chilblains and itchy skin.
  • Gargling lemon juice relieves throat infection and also used as a treatment for diphtheria .
  • Lemon juice is an excellent treatment for dandruff and greasy hair .
  • Lemon applied over the face removes wrinkles and keeps you young.
  • Lemon juice helps to prevent and cure osteoarthritis.

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