It is believed that wild citrus trees have been around for about seven to eight million years. Lemon is one of the most versatile, and popular citrus fruits.
Its uses are endless. Lemon is found in hundreds of recipes around the world, flavouring savoury dishes as well as sweets, and puddings.
Lemons are used in cocktails, teas, and even perfume. Its anti-bacterial properties have been used as cleaning agents, and lemons are used for medicinal purposes. They really do have so many amazing uses, and benefits to our health!
Most people have heard of the phrase 'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade' as a way to encourage a positive attitude in difficult times.
Lemonade, as tasty as it maybe, is great as a treat, but a cup of hot lemon water is much more likely to promote a healthier you, and the healthier we are the more likely we can deal with life's challenges.
Here are five reasons why adding a few lemons to your shopping list will benefit your health, especially in the current climate.
Whilst our trusty lemons won't cure the common cold and other viruses, it will certainly help in the fight against them.
- Lemons have anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties, and can boost the immune system, and help fight off the common cold
- Along with Vitamin C, lemons are a source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and zinc
- Lemons can help prevent kidney stones
- Lemons have anti-inflammatory properties
- Drinking lemon water helps keep us hydrated
So, what could be easier than cutting a lemon in half and squeezing it into 250ml of warm water? Use your Jin Designs Mini Chopping Board for slicing lemons and other ingredients you can add.
If you can, choose organic lemons, and add filtered water.
One lemon a day is recommended, so that's two simple drinks with many incredible health properties and benefits.
You can add:
a few sprigs of mint or
a teaspoon of raw honey or
a slice of fresh ginger or
a sprinkle of turmeric
Serve your hot lemon drink in your favourite Jin Designs fine bone china mug. It will stay warmer for longer - and taste better!
So, 'When life gives you lemons, make lemon water.' You'll be glad you did.