Unless you’ve been hiding in outer space, Beyonce’s latest release (in the form of a visual album) entitled “Lemonade”, is the number one trending topic in music, fashion and of course nutrition. As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade or at least some lemon water if you’re staying true to your cleanse. Below you will find a few good reasons to keep this sour bright fruit on the top of your grocery list.
Believe it or not, your average lemon contains potassium, fiber and more than half (at 60%) of your daily-recommended dose of vitamin C.
Similar to oranges, the uses for lemons are absolutely endless. Whether you use a lemon wedge for a decorative garnish or seasoning in your chicken or fish recipes, it’s organic and it cuts the fat as a low calorie ingredient.
This particular citrus fruit can be paired with some unlikely suspects. Believe it or not, olive oil and a few drops of lemon can restore your weak or brittle fingernails, bring moisture to a dry scalp and rescue the layers of your skin from acne.
It’s one of the best antioxidants. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the role of antioxidants, it simply means that a tall glass of lemon can boost your immunity to fight disease, keep the wrinkles to a minimum and fuel us with good energy for fitness.
At the end of the day, it’s good for your end. If you or someone you love has trouble with kidney stones, a small serving of vitamin C can prevent new stones from forming and block your current stones from snowballing into bigger ones.
Written By: Latoya Hoyte
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