'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.' No matter what phase you are in your life, simply include this wonderful fruit in your diet. Lemons are known to be quite healthy for our bodies, and it's time to pay attention to this one.

Lemons are used in many dishes, desserts, and juices. Many use it as it adds a zesty flavor to food. Aside from that, it can even be used as a cleaning agent if you combine it with salt or baking powder. Lemons are also packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants that help the body's immune system.

It is an all-around fruit with a lot of benefits.

According to an article from PopSugar, there are other reasons why people should prioritize Lemon.

Helps you lose pounds

When you're on a diet, add lemon water/lemon juice to the top of your list in terms of beverages. DrAxe.com says that lemons are known to have pectin, a fiber found in fruit and helps you feel full longer. Pectin helps stave off cravings for the rest of the day.

Digestion

Reader's Digest says that lemon has citrus flavonoids which aid the acid in the stomach in breaking down food.

This results in better digestion and gut health.

Extra potassium

Now, you don't have to go crazy over bananas. According to Bembu, there are other sources of potassium, and this includes lemons. Though they don't have an enormous amount, it's enough to keep you going for the rest of the day. LiveStrong notes that this aids in reducing fever and flu symptoms as well because of its Vitamin C content. Drink warm and add honey as it is helpful in alleviating chest congestion and sore throat.

Stops kidney stone formation

Did you know that this can even prevent Kidney Stones? If you include just a half-cup of concentrated lemon juice in your diet, WebMD says you're less likely to form kidney stones. In one research, the fruit increases the citrate levels in urine. Due to this, stone formation is inhibited.

Anti-cancer

A study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information explored the anti-cancer properties of this fruit.

In the study, the researchers discovered that it decreased the development of oral tumors. (Note: the research is still in the early stages and requires further investigation before any firm conclusions can be made.)

With these in mind, it's never too late to start making some changes in your meals. It wouldn't hurt to add this fruit to your diet. If you want to go all out, just keep a stash of lemons ready in your kitchen, and you'll be set!

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