Eight Reasons Why You Should Always Have Fresh Lemons on Hand


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Eight Reasons Why You Should Always Have Fresh Lemons on Hand

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Lemons are one of the most versatile foods in the world. They can be used for many purposes, including eating, cooking, cleaning, and healing certain health conditions. You should always have fresh lemons on hand, and here are some of the reasons why.

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1. Lemon and Water Upon Waking

Squeezing half a lemon into a glass of water first thing in the morning is an excellent way to begin your day. It balances your body pH and helps to clean your liver. It is a great-tasting way to give a kick-start to your digestion.


2. Kick a Cold

If you feel yourself coming down with a cold or other common virus, grab a lemon and mix it with equal parts apple cider vinegar and honey. Mix in some cinnamon, stir the mixture into hot water, and drink. Do this several times a day and your cold will soon take a hike.

2.1 Also if you have a cold, make yourself a pot of lemon tea. Add honey and a dash of brandy and it is not only soothing, but it will also help you to sleep. I’m sure the sleeping part is because of the dash of brandy. 🙂


3. Easy, Tasty Food Topping

In a rush and not sure what topping to put on your chicken, fish, or vegetables? Try a squeeze of lemon before cooking. It is great with just the lemon, or along with a small shake of salt or a few drops of olive oil. Lemon as a topping is simple, delicious, and healthy.

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4. Keeps Fruit Salad from Oxidization

If you have cut up a beautiful bowl of fruit salad and you want it to continue looking fresh, squeeze a lemon over it and stir until all the fruit is coated. Lemon prevents oxidation from happening. Instead of turning brown, the fruit will retain its nice, bright colors. This tip is priceless.

5. Clean Your Cutting Board

Think lemons are only for consumption? Think again. If your cutting board doesn’t smell fresh, or if it is retaining flavor from past foods, cut a lemon in half and rub it down vigorously. This will remove odors and help to sanitize it. I like to add salt to this. I sprinkle salt on my board and then scrub the board using the lemon.

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6. Combat Pimples

Who knew lemons could even help you when applied topically? If you have pimples, simply apply fresh lemon juice to them to draw them out. Your good complexion will return in no time.

7. Mirror Cleaner

If you are looking for a more natural solution to clean your mirrors with, try lemon juice. Put it into a spray bottle and add water. Spray the mirrors and wipe them down for a sparkle with no chemicals involved.

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8. Microwave Cleaner

If your microwave is looking like it has years of food built up in it, lemons are your best friend. Cut a lemon in half and place both halves into a bowl of water. Microwave this bowl for 30 seconds and then wipe the inside of the microwave. You will be amazed at how easily you can wipe off all the grime that has previously insisted on sticking around.

9. Bonus I

Want your home to smell fresh and clean? Slice a lemon and place it into a pot of water and simmer on top of the stove. Soon your home will smell fabulous.


10. Bonus II

While researching this article, I found something I was pleasantly surprised to find. And it is that high level of vitamin C in lemons is  good for your heart. The fiber and plant compounds in lemons could also significantly lower some risk factors for heart disease. Great news And it can’ hurt.

Lemons are one of nature’s most versatile creations. You can eat, drink, wear, and clean with lemons. If you have any problem in need of being solved, perhaps the first question you should ask yourself is whether a lemon could take care of it for you. Of course, I am adding a bit of humor but it could not hurt to check…right? Natural remedies are always the best if proven to be effective.

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5 thoughts on “Eight Reasons Why You Should Always Have Fresh Lemons on Hand

  1. Carol says:

    Lemon juice is one of my favorite things. Love all the ways you shared to use it. I put a little lemon juice on everything – even chicken tenders. Pinned!

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