When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
Did you know that this little yellow fruit is one of the healthiest fruits out there? Lemons are full of vitamins and antioxidants, and including them in your everyday diet can improve heart health, lower blood sugar and reduce the risk of diseases. Here’s why you should squeeze some more lemon into your diet!
Full of vitamins and minerals
Lemons are a great source of Vitamin C, dietary fibres and iron. Research shows that eating fruits and vegetables that are vitamin C-rich can reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease. Vitamin C can boost your immune function and can help fight infections. One whole lemon provides about 31 mg of vitamin C, which is 51% of the reference daily intake (RDI).
Improves heart health
Lemon is potassium-rich. Eating a diet high in potassium can lower blood pressure levels and research shows that this can have positive effects on heart health.
Drinking a glass of water with lemon on an empty stomach is a great way to start your day. Lemon water can provide the body with a boost of energy and kickstarts your metabolism.
Keeps you hydrated
Electrolyte-rich beverages keep you hydrated for longer than ordinary water. So, lemon water is the perfect option for keeping yourself hydrated.
Adding lemon to your hot or cold water is a great way to boost your digestive system. Lemon is shown to reduce the symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux as well as digestive issues such as constipation, bloating and nausea.
Easy ways to use lemon in your diet
- Squeeze some lemon juice on your favourite sallad
- Add it to your tea for flavour and health benefits
- Drink lemon water in the morning to boost your metabolism and help you stay hydrated
- Treat yourself to a classic lemonade with organic sugar/sugar alternative!