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7 reasons lemons are good for Black women

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The takeaway from Beyoncé’s powerful Lemonade album is the old adage, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But it turns out lemons themselves are actually a godsend.

Lemons, though super sour, have a plethora of health benefits that any woman can take advantage of. The acidic fruit contains many vitamins and minerals that can help fight off diseases and can be useful for the everyday well-being of your body. Luckily, fresh lemons are available year-round and are available at most grocery stores.

Here are 7 great benefits to consuming lemons.

Clears up blackheads

Lemons are antibacterial, so all it takes to clear up those unwanted blackheads is a small splash of the fruit’s juice. Just grab half of a lemon and squeeze it over your face, but be sure not to get any in your eyes.

Whitens teeth

Mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with lemon juice until it becomes pasty. Then, dip a Q-tip in the paste and apply it to your teeth. Rinse your mouth out after 1 minute to avoid enamel damage. With this method, you’ll have a beautiful set of pearly whites in no time.

Moisturizes lips

Put some lemon juice on your lips before bed and wash it off when you wake up. This will remove dead skin cells and help give your lips some moisture. Do not try this method if you have cracks in your lips, or you’ll likely experience some burning.

Clears up canker sores

Have a painful canker sore that won’t clear up quick enough? Apply a few drops of lemon essential oil on it to speed up the healing process.

Boosts mood

Lemons can help you wake up on the right side of the bed. Add some lemon to your water when you wake up in the morning and drink up. The vitamin C and the lemon scent are natural stress reducers and can minimize anxiety and depression.

Maintains healthy pH level

Drinking lemon water once or twice per day can help maintain the vagina’s pH balance. Not only does its acidic nature improve pH levels, but it can also help the body fight off infections.

Fades corns

According to Organic Facts, lemon juice can reduce the hardening of skin, so it’s perfect for clearing up corns and even hardened soles on feet.

Do you know of any other lemon benefits? Let us know below.



3 Comments

  1. neha sharma on May 8, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Summer is here and so are the problems like dehydration, heartburn and nausea. Lemon is best citrus fruit to quench our thirst during summer. For the serving size of 100 gm, the amount of Vitamin C present in Lemon is 53.0 mg. This fruit is also well known for its skin benefits like skin rejuvenation, treatment of acne, healing sunburn, reduction of wrinkles. You can learn more about this nutritious acidic fruit at http://www.fruitvs.com/en/what-is-lemon/model-10-999 .
    I use this website to learn about the nutritional value of all types of fruits. 🙂

    • shellyTheGreat on May 11, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      awesome!

      • it wasnt me on May 16, 2016 at 8:56 am

        I been knewe this about lemons as well as I knew about green and red peppers (etc) about thee lemons lol was already in an ad oncer before even my gramndmotherr knows about this’d and lover lemons and I do AS well so try again beyonce lol