Friday, April 1, 2016

Curb Your Anxiety With Lemon

In foods, lemons are used as a food and flavoring ingredient.

I Love Lemons so much, that I’ve started to grow my own little lemon tree indoors. And I got the tip from this video:

There is nothing more refreshing than a cold glass of Lemonade in the summer. But, don’t stop there, lemon pound cake or lemon cookies, or even in some excellent pasta dishes.

But, the fact that I love lemons so much is not what I want to talk about today. What I want to discuss are the many, many benefits of lemons.

There are so many benefits that come from Lemon.

Some of the biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain many substances--notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene--that promote immunity and fight infection.

According to Web Md Lemon is used to treat scurvy, a condition caused by not having enough vitamin c. Lemon is also used for the common cold and flu. ringing in the ears and kidney stones. It is also used to aid digestion, reduce pain and swellling, improve the function of blood vessels, and increase urination to reduce fluid retention.

Lemon contains antioxidants called bioflavonoids. Researchers think these bioflavonoids are responsible for the health benefits of lemon.

And what I really want to talk about today is Lemon’s ability to reduce anxiety. So, Lemons or Xanax? You choose.

Research has shown that lemon balm has a calming effect and therefore may be able to help remove fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness, and tension. It is also believed that inhaling lemon oil helps in increasing concentration and alertness. It can therefore be used as a room freshener in offices to increase the efficiency of the employees.