LEMONS🍋

When life gives you lemons … you’re in luck. Lemons are full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. They are especially good sources of vitamin C.

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Health and wellness influencers have long been singing the praises of a warm cup of lemon water to ‘detoxify’ your liver and kick start weight loss.

Lemons are available throughout the year. They are an extremely versatile fruit. You can eat them in slices, sip healthy lemon water, make lemonade, garnish food with them, candy their peels, and use their juice and peels in cooking and more.

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BENEFITS OF LEMONS🍋

  • It is a great source of vitamin C
  • It helps prevent Kidney stones
  • It aids in weight loss
  • It gives your skin the perfect glow
  • It freshens your breath
  • It aids in digestion, just to mention a few.

But let’s be realistic here. We all know that too much of everything is bad. Therefore, too much intake of lemon water is harmful to the health of an individual.

Too much lemon intake can cause;

  • stomach ulcer
  • trigger the urge to vomit
  • cause nausea
  • decay the tooth enamel, just to mention few.

THE RIGHT WAY TO DRINK LEMON WATER

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  • To make the drink as healthy as possible, use organic lemons.
  • Drink lemon water quickly rather than sipping it.
  • If you want to sip, use a straw to minimize contact with your teeth.
  • Rinse your mouth after you’re done drinking.
  • Make sure to either brush your teeth before drinking the lemon water or 120 minutes after drinking to allow calcium in your saliva to re-mineralize your teeth.

HAVE IT YOUR WAY

Infuse more flavor or add a health boost to lemon water by adding slices of other fresh citrus fruits such as limes and oranges, or cucumber slices. You can also add raspberries and strawberries to your lemonade.

Having lemon ice cubes on hand is a great way to add lemon to your water fast. Same applies to the other fruit flavours you will to infuse into your lemonade.

Simply squeeze fresh lemon juice into ice cube trays and freeze. Drop a few cubes into a glass of cold or hot water as needed.

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BY – JANE NANA ADJOA SACKEY

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