Lemon, known scientifically as Citrus Limon Osbeck, is a citrus fruit which is widely used in any part of the world.
There are five top producers in the world and they are China, India, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil and it comes with great benefits despite its disadvantages. Lemons are very good astringents for the body in areas like the face, armpit and neck. Astringents are basically used to make the skin less oily. That’s positive news to those with the oily skin. Aside that, there is other benefits one can derive from using lemons.
The nutritional aspect of lemons include the composition of Vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoid , B. complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and fiber. Indeed lemons are essentials to the health and wellbeing of people.
Although grapes and apples contain some good amount of potassium, lemon has more than them and according to researches, potassium is very good for the heart. Lemons can also boost metabolism when its juice is added to warm water and taken in the morning to start the day. They are favorites in any part of the world. Alfred E. Newman said "We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemon".
Lemons also do help retain the body’s PH and works against infections like flu and cold. It is also an effective cough reliever when its juice is added to pure honey and boiled together.
There are also tons of beauty benefits one can derive from lemons. Few amongst them are; they treat acne and blackheads, strengthen cuticles, as an exfoliation agent and to tone dark areas such as the inner thighs, knees, elbows, armpits and neck. They can also serve as natural antioxidants for the armpit. Lemons also can make the feet look fresh when soaked in a bowl of 2-3 lemons and warm water. They can also serve as flavors for salad dressing, sauces, drinks and desserts.
Lemon have immense benefits hence health experts recommend them to be used often
Story by: Perpetual Agyemang (Diploma 1A)