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Lemons: 44 benefits of this wonder citrus fruit

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Lemon is a citrus fruit that has proven its worth throughout the centuries. It is well known in food preparation, thanks to the characteristic taste of both its juice and its zest, and in the area of health in terms of the prevention of scurvy. However, there are many less well known uses for lemons, and here are 44 of them! Some are sure to surprise you….

1) Fights high blood pressure

Thanks to its high potassium content, lemon can help control blood pressure, reduce pain and nausea and also soften the rigidity of the blood vessels. Drinking lemon water can help reduce blood pressure.

2) Combats respiratory problems


Lemons can also assist the respiratory system. Drinking lemon water (ideally 2 glasses a day) helps eliminate bacteria from the respiratory passages and the lungs. This technique is recommended for people with asthma or any respiratory problems. 

3) Prevents kidney stones 

Regularly drinking lemon juice and water can increase the production of citrate, and help the kidneys to maintain their acid/base equilibrium, thus preventing the appearance of kidney stones. 

4) Soothes rheumatism and arthritis

Thanks to its significant diuretic properties, lemon can increase the production of urine. Arthritic and rheumatic pains can thus be diminished by consuming lemon, as it can help reduce inflammation, and thereby reduce pain. 

5) Anti-ageing


Its low calorific content and high antioxidant content means that lemon juice can fight against the cells responsible for skin ageing, and look after the healthy cells. 

6) Reduces symptoms of asthma

The symptoms of asthma tend to disappear when you take 2 tablespoons of lemon juice before every meal. Following a detox diet can also accelerate the effects of lemon on the body.