Certain fruits and vegetables have more health benefits than others. Lemons fall into that category. There’s a reason little kids have been selling lemonade on their lawns for the past 50 some-odd years. It’s because lemons are awesome and can do so much good for the body!
First off, lemons have a refreshing aroma that makes you feel like you’re in a clean environment. Lemons are rich in antioxidants that can improve skin health, help to alkalize the body, and can nourish the cells in your body. As if that wasn’t enough, the smell of lemons can actually help improve the moods of people with depression. But wait…there’s more! Rub lemon slices on your nails to help whiten them, and drink fresh lemon juice in water to help increase circulation to your joints.
Slice a lemon in quarters, but don’t cut all the way through. You want the lemon to open like a flower. The reasons you should cut lemons and put them by your bedside are listed below:
#1: The aroma that lemons emit can help you breathe better. This is great for people with allergies, asthma, or people who have head colds or sinus congestion. Place the lemon by your bed overnight and you’ll wake up with a clearer throat and happier sinuses.
#2: Most people have a difficult time getting out of bed. We don’t blame you. Leaving the warmth and comfort isn’t necessarily at the top of the to-do list in these colder months. Take the bowl with the cut lemons and take a big inhale after bringing it to your nose. You’ll feel a citrus burst of energy that is healthier than an energy drink or cup of coffee.
#3: Placing a cut lemon near your bed makes your room smell lovely. Rather than using air fresheners, which are full of chemicals, the sliced lemon near your bed will combat any foul odors in the room.
Lemons are more than a flavoring agent or decorative kitchen fruit. They are essential to have in your house because you never know when you’re going to need them.