Have you ever wondered why so many people are crazy about lemon water? Well, there are amazing nutrition, health, and beauty benefits of lemons. Let’s discuss the health and beauty benefits of lemons in your water and enhance the flavor of food. In addition, lemons add brightness and a refreshing taste to many dishes. Ready for a few lemon nutrition facts?
Nutrition Benefits of Lemon
GREAT SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
Lemons, this sour fruit is packed with collagen-building vitamin C and high in immune-boosting bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids boost lymph flow and strengthen blood vessels, which can be beneficial in preventing varicose veins. Other bioflavonoid rich foods include: oranges, grapefruit, grapes, garlic, and limes.
NATURAL SKIN TREATMENT
You can try making a quick natural treatment for varicose veins right at home. However, remember that this will only temporarily diminish the appearance of the skin, because there is no “cure” for varicose veins. Doctors can offer laser treatment or sclerotherapy to help with the appearance of the spider or varicose veins. Try this easy at home beauty treatment made with fresh lemons.
Lemon Varicose Vein Natural Treatment
- Juice of one lemon
- 3 tablespoons rosemary oil
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- 1 odorless liquid gel garlic capsule
- Open up one odorless garlic capsule and mix with the other ingredients.
- Apply a small amount to your skin before bed.
EXCELLENT TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Lemons contain naringenin, which is a compound that can help reduce inflammation within the body. As I mentioned earlier, lemons also contain a high amount of vitamin C, and this vitamin has been shown to help boost our immune system.
LEMONS BOOST SLUGGISH DIGESTION
Drinking hot water with lemon can protect the liver. Lemons also have a diuretic and laxative effect. If you’re suffering from sluggish digestion, try a simple trick of hot water, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and a dash of cayenne pepper to help increase peristalsis, which are the wave like contractions to move your food through the digestive tract.
LEMONS BRIGHTEN DULL SKIN
A wonderful beauty benefit of lemons is by brightening up dull looking skin. They also have astringent and antiseptic properties, which can help brighten up dull skin. Lemons have a natural bleaching property. If you notice your skin is looking a bit dull, try mixing a bit of lemon juice with soothing oatmeal, and apply for 20 minutes, rinse skin thoroughly.
Lemon Nutrition Facts
LEMON KEY NUTRIENTS
Bioflavonoids | Vitamin C | Folate
NUTRITIONAL REPORT OF LEMONS
*Per 1 lemon
- 15 calories
- Vitamin C | 50% of the DV
- Folate | 2% of the DV
- Vitamin B6 | 2% of the DV
- Potassium | 2% of the DV
Lemon Eating Suggestions:
Lemons are great added to water, hot teas, juices, smoothies, salad dressings, or juices to brighten up salads. Lemon zest is a fantastic way to brighten up the flavor profile of a dish. You can try some of my recipes with lemons.
Let’s Discuss the Health Benefits of Lemons!
I would love to hear what your favorite lemon recipe is. Also, what did you learn about the health or beauty benefits of lemons in your meals? Let me know in the comments below. You can also connect with me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva