Yes, there is an entire day dedicated to LEMONS. When life gives you lemons, have tequila shots :P. More like, when life gives you a chance to celebrate lemon Juice Day, JUST DO IT! This fruit is well, may be hard to taste all on its own, but if you add it to different drinks, dishes or simply water, it delivers many health benefits.
WHAT IS LEMON GOOD FOR?
• The lemon is high in vitamin C, fiber and various beneficial plant compounds.
• These nutrients are responsible for the health benefits of lemons.
• In fact, lemons may support heart health, weight control, digestive health and more.
HISTORY OF LEMONS:
• The 1900s: Little Lemon
Lemon is a common name for both boys and girls.
• The 1800s: Posh Lemon
Lemons are a sign of wealth and their trees are grown outside of homes to show affluence and provide fragrant smell.
• 1493: Continental Citrus
Christopher Columbus brings lemons to The New World
SOME MORE BENEFITS OF LEMONS:
1) Treats Indigestion
Lemon juice helps to cure problems related to indigestion and constipation. Add a few drops of this citrus fruit juice to your dish (take care, it does not go well with milk), and it will aid in digestion. It acts as a blood purifier and a cleansing agent.
2) Prevent Kidney stones
Kidney stones are small lumps that form when waste products crystallize and build up in the kidneys. They are quite common, and people who get them often get them repeatedly. Citric acid may help prevent kidney stones by increasing urine volume and increasing urine pH, creating a less favorable environment for kidney stone formation.
3) Hair Care
Lemon juice has proven itself useful in the treatment of hair care on a wide scale. Its juice, when applied to the scalp can treat problems like dandruff, hair loss and other problems related to the hair and scalp. If you apply this juice directly to the hair, it can give your hair a natural shine.
4) Weight Loss
Lemons are often promoted as a weight loss food, and there are a few theories as to why this is. One common theory is that the soluble pectin fiber in them expands in your stomach, helping you feel full for longer. That said, not many people eat lemons whole. And because lemon juice contains no pectin, lemon juice drinks will not promote fullness in the same way. Another theory claims that drinking hot water with lemon will help you lose weight.
5) Controls blood pressure
Drinking lemon juice is helpful for people suffering from heart problems because it contains potassium. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, and nausea as it provides a calming sensation to both, the mind and body.
So, don’t forget to celebrate National Lemon Juice Day with lemons and do pass on the good information