LIFESTYLE NEWS - Who knew lemons were this useful!
If you’re really tough and don’t mind the extremely sour taste, you could just eat a whole lemon and be done with it. Lemons provide us with a true vitamin boost: they are full of super healthy phytonutrients. These phytonutrients go on a hunt within your body for so called free radicals that cause damage.
Starting your morning by drinking a glass of lukewarm water with lemon juice can also help kickstart your digestion and it can help improve your skin. In other words: there’s nothing but benefits to be gained from eating this sour fruit.
If you want to get the most out of your lemon water, it’s important to drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. This way it’ll be most effective when it comes to cleansing your body from toxins.
Plus, it stimulates weight loss. That’s because your liver produces more bile if you drink the lemon water on an empty stomach. In turn, that leads to you being less hungry and digesting food quicker.
Drinking lemon water is also good for your oral hygiene because of the acids a lemon contains. These acids make sure that bacteria as well as any remains of the food you’ve eaten will disappear from your mouth.
But did you know that it can also help against depression and anxiety attacks? Read on to find out how:
A lemon’s aroma contains antiseptic properties, which can influence your state of mind. This means that the aroma of the fruit can help you to experience fewer bouts of depression and anxiety attacks, and creates a positive atmosphere in the room.
The only thing you need for this trick is a couple of lemons. Cut the top off one lemon and place it upright, with the cut bit up. Next, take a sharp knife and cut into the top of the fruit both ways, like in the main picture. Take care not to sever the parts completely.
Place the cut lemon in a bowl next to your bed and let the aroma do its work. If you want this trick to be even more effective, you can place a bowl with a cut up lemon in every corner of the room.
As if feeling more relaxed and less anxious isn’t enough of a reason to try this trick, we’ve got another benefit for you. Inhaling the citrus aroma of the yellow fruit will stimulate your mental activity. You become more concentrated when you smell this aroma every day and your memory will improve as well.
Bringing a bunch of lemons to your workplace is a good idea too, because people make fewer mistakes and work more effectively when there’s a lemony smell around.
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