Is Lemon Juice Good for You?

If you don't know whether lemon juice is good enough for you, read on to find out.
Puja Lalwani Mar 23, 2019
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Lemon juice can easily be called a wonder potion that does a lot for the body, when it is consumed or topically applied.
Instead of spending loads of money on products that promise results but don't deliver, there's always fresh lemon juice that you can use to make your skin glow, your hair dandruff-free, and your body more resistant to a host of health problems.

How is Lemon Juice Good for You?

As has been mentioned earlier, you can either consume lemon juice in water, or you can apply it topically for various purposes. It can help you with the following ways.

To Clear out Acne and Dark Spots

To clear out acne, apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area with a cotton ball every night. Allow it to dry and wash it off your face in the morning. With its antibacterial properties, it will help cure acne, and even reduce the oiliness of the skin that is usually the cause for this condition.
Further, it will slowly lighten dark spots (acne scars or freckles), and people have seen these fading within a week. When you apply it on your face, it may sting a little. However, bear with it as it is a natural bleach that usually stings.
Also, avoid applying it on an open wound on your face. It will burn a lot. Finally, don't go out in the sun after its application. It will have a reverse effect on your skin and cause it to darken further.

Lose Weight

While there is a full-fledged lemon juice diet that involves using lemon in almost everything one eats, to lose weight effectively, you should start your day with a teaspoon of lemon juice mixed with a glass of warm water, and a teaspoon of honey. This drink instantly activates your metabolism so that you start losing weight.
It is of course important that you follow a healthy diet and exercise to see quick results. In essence, this drink will aid your weight loss endeavors. Those of you who do not have acidity problems may have it every morning on an empty stomach for best results.

Boost Your Immune System

Having the aforementioned drink daily will not only aid weight loss, it will provide a lot of other benefits. Enriched with vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant), this drink has the ability to eliminate harmful disease-causing toxins from the body. As such, you are almost naturally at a lower risk of developing conditions as dangerous as cancer.
Again, there are a lot of contributing factors to these conditions, but as long as they are in control, and with the consumption of lemon juice, you can cleanse your liver off toxins so that you feel healthy and lively.
Also, drinking it in water everyday will reduce acne breakouts so that you have beautiful and glowing skin. Finally, you can even ward off the common cold by consuming this drink every day.

Best Natural Remedy for Dandruff

Dandruff, that is caused due to an oily scalp can benefit well by its application on the scalp. Simply dip a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply it all over your scalp. Leave it on for about thirty minutes, and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Follow this regimen at least thrice a week for best results.
Remember not to leave on the lemon for too long as it has bleaching properties, and can cause your hair to lose its natural color. Of course, in addition to this application, consuming the juice will be the best remedy for all your problems.
Thus, lemon juice is great for your hair, skin, and your body in general. Apart from these prominent benefits, there are some more ways in which it will help you. Here are some of them:
  • The early morning glass of lemon juice with honey in warm water helps those affected by constipation and aids digestion.
  • The high levels of potassium in lemon juice make it a great remedy for dizziness, nausea, and problems caused by blood pressure.
  • Gargling with a teaspoon of lemon juice in warm water is a great remedy for a constant cough or a sore throat.
  • This drink consumed daily can also cut cholesterol levels and prevent the risk of developing heart problems.
  • Not only dark spots on the face, it can also be used to lighten other dark areas on the body such as underarms and inner thighs. However, these are very sensitive areas, so apply the juice only for fifteen to twenty minutes, and then wipe the area with a clean, wet cloth. Apply some mild talcum powder on the area thereafter to reduce any burning sensation.
On a conclusive note, the health benefits of this drink are many and its use might prove beneficial.
Disclaimer: This is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.
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