Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Lemons Lemons Lemons!!!

The use of this super fruit in weight loss and general wellness, can never be over emphasized. I have been using it for 2 months straight and it works wonders. Here are some of its benefits:

  1. General wellness: Lemons have very strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune -boosting powers. It's a liver cleanser, fights infections and suppresses high blood pressure.
  2. Acne removal: lemons contain citric acid which can be effective in treating acne . The vitamin C found in citrus fruits, is vital for a healthy glowing skin. a).With your fingers or cotton ball, apply fresh lemon juice on acne and leave it on over night, it may pinch a little but, it will stop. Rinse off with Luke warm water in the morning. b) for oily skin remedy, whip 1 egg white till its thick, mix in a pinch of corn starch, and a tea spoon of lemon, apply to face for 20 mins and rinse off thoroughly.
  3. Abolish fatigue: lemons have been proven to have a calming effect, and therefore may be able to have a calming effect and remove fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and tension. Also helps to improve concentration and alertness. Drink at least a glass of warm lemon water daily.
  4. Eradicates cold fevers: when you are down with a cold flu, just make yourself a hot cup of freshly squeezed lemons mixed in water and honey. Drink several times a day , you'll get instant relief.
  5. Weight loss remedy: this is my best here lol. Lemons help the body to regulate its metabolism and sugar absorption in the manner that helps you loose extra weight. The secret lies in the acidity content in a lemon. Lemons are rich in citric acid, so when you take a glass of lemon in plain warm water first thing in the morning, you introduce healthy natural digestive aid into your stomach. The citric acid from the lemons end up interacting with other acid and  enzymes in your digestive tract which results in a healthy and problem free digestion. 
    Here's my special way of making a nice cup of lemon drink; I add 2 table spoon full of freshly squeezed lemon to a cup of warm or hot water, I add honey to it sometimes for extra sweetness depending on my mood. It's that simple and very delicious. You can add apple cider vinegar to yours or drink plain with just water, but please don't add sugar to it. I drink this first thing in the morning then after my morning exercise, I make myself a nice fruit only breakfast. Do this and you are sure to drop at least 1 kg per week. 

 There are many more wonderful uses of lemons, but I only wanted to highlight 5 of them. I hope you benefited from this post, kindly comment below and let me know what you think. 

God bless you.


  1. Nice on lemons.

  2. They r bitter jor. Me I don't want..

  3. Yea lemons r good and grape fruit, I jus started Ma weight loss journey n cucumber is my main fruit, it's filling n nutritious.....though not tasty, but it's all d green d body goal is 15kg loss so watch out Madame Chelizrubycube :))

  4. Yelps I agree lemons r really good for weight loss, will add dt to ma fruit collection...currently I'm on cucumber n apples n trust me cucumber is very nutritious and filling, it's nt so tasty but wud sure work wonders...will return in 6weeks with my at least 10kg loss story...way to go Chelizrubycube, proud of ya :))

  5. Sure lemons does give a kick to my meals especially when I squeeze in a bit (not zest) into my vege sauce or add it to my marple syrup for cleansing.

  6. Will sure try this out Asap.

  7. Ifeyinwa Okeke17 May 2013 at 21:00

    Thanks darling for reminding me again these awesome benefits. Stopped but will start Asap.