5 Shocking Ways To Use Lemons
When life gives your lemons, make lemonade or cure a fever! Lemons have so much versatility! Not only can you use them for your glass of water but you can use them for health and cleaning purposes. I personally buy a lemon or 2 every time I go grocery shopping and wanted to know how else I could use a lemon. After all, they are so cheap; why not use them for more things. The uses I found were shocking!
1.)Lemons are healthy!
Let’s face it, it’s the middle of the summer, I could use all the help a girl can get to feel better in my summer attire. Lemons have the power to do just that. By drinking water with lemon right when you wake up, not only does it give you natural energy, but also starts your body on the right path for the day. According to The Huffpost Living Canada, having a warm glass of water with half or a whole lemon juice have many positive benefits for your body including healthy immune system.
It may not be that weight solution we are all looking for, but adding lemon definitely helps drink water. In the end, causes healthy weight loss
2.)Lemons benefit your digestive system!
Organic Facts recommends drinking lemon soda after lunch or dinner to promote a healthier digestive system. Lemons act as a blood purifier and cleaning agent. By adding this drink to your diet, benefits your stomach. They recommend lemon juice, cold water, soda and salt and perhaps honey or mint for more flavor!
3.)Lemons make great cleaning agents!
I personally like to squeeze a left over lemon from my daily lemon water into my disposal before tossing it into the garbage. I will then run the disposal with hot water and it works miracles for a smelly disposal. Kitchn.com has an amazing list of ways to use lemons, but one of my favorites was using lemon water to clean your microwave! They recommend putting ½ cup of water in microwave safe bowl and cutting a large lemon in half and squeezing juice into the water. Leave lemons in the bowl and microwave for 3 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes then remove the bowl, careful it may be hot! Then wipe down your microwave and voila, food residue is broken up and much easier to clean. Be sure to check out more cleaning tips from kitchn.com
4.)Lemons are great for your teeth!
Use lemon juice on toothaches to relieve the pain, according to Organic Facts. You can also use the juice on gums to stop gum bleeding. Or even to whiten your teeth! Home Remedies for Life has multiple ways to use lemons to whiten your teeth, be sure to check them out.
5.)Lemons make boring dinners tasty!
Whenever my fridge is sad and there are not a lot of options, I like to add lemon to my chicken to add more flavor. It easily transforms my salt and pepper chicken into a gourmet meal. I will squeeze half a lemon into my pan along with the chicken and let it cook in the lemon juice. Sometimes I even add a hint of lemons to my vegetables or salads.
I personally didn’t know lemons were so versatile! Lemons are very affordable, why not pick up an extra one and try some of the many different shocking ways you can use them!