Consuming the proper amount of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains daily can help to maintain a healthy environment in the body and decrease the chances of illness. But, research has shown that a daily consumption of citrus limonoids the antioxidant known as vitamin C, can not only cure cancer, but also fight off the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
Lemons are known for their sour taste, essential scents, and even decorative dishes. But, there are greater benefits to this delicious fruit than many know. Drinking a half cup of lemon juice daily, can protect the kidneys against calcium stones, support weight loss, lower your risk for cancer, and even stop those muscle aches due to low potassium levels! Lemons also contain b-complex vitamins, iron, phosphorus, fiber, magnesium, and while appearing to be acidic, they are a perfect source of an alkaline food, balancing the body’s pH.
The antibacterial and antiviral properties in lemons helps to cleanse the liver and boost the immune system. Both are essential in order to prevent major diseases such as cancer and even small illnesses like colds. Keeping the body cleansed inside and out will not only benefit the inside but also the outside. The vitamin C in lemons help to diminish wrinkles, stretch marks, blemishes, reduce the appearance of scars, and can be added to cuts and scrapes as a natural antibacterial to help prevent infection and promote faster healing.
Also, adding lemon to warm water first thing in the morning not only aids in digestion, but also hydrates the lymph system. But, there’s not only benefits to the juice of a lemon, the peel itself contains (at the max) 10% more vitamins than the juice! Citrus limonum, known as the “lemon peel”, can increase bone health, lower cholesterol, and even prevent gum disease. To receive the health benefits from lemon and lemon zest, it’s best to use it daily. For daily benefits, squeeze one fresh lemon in your water and brush your teeth with coconut oil and lemon zest.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2