6 Reasons Why Lemons Are The World’s Most Amazing Fruit!


lemon1There’s a miracle product on the market these days! It’s a food, it’s a contraceptive, it’s an antibacterial surface cleaner, it’s a deodorizer, it polishes chrome, brass, copper and it removes stains from cutting boards, microwaves and food storage containers! It’s a hair product, it’s an insect repellent and a vitamin C tablet all in one! What is this incredible product? Why it is the humble lemon. Just think of the hundreds of over priced and chemical filled products that are on the market today that do just one of the many jobs the lemon does, and in most cases not as effectively!

I want to take a look in more detail now at the wide variety of amazing benefits that the lemon offers, I’ll bet you there is at least one thing in this article that you could be using right now to make your life easier and save money! Let’s go :)

"Unacceptablllllllllleeeeeeeeeeee!!!!"

“Unacceptabllllllleeeeeeeee!!”

1. Dietary Benefits: Lemon is high in vitamin C, a single Lemon contains 88% of your recommended daily allowance. Lemons are also full of antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin B complex, potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, phosphorus, iron, and fiber. It is low in calories – 29 calories per 100 grams – contains no saturated fats, nor cholesterol. Lemon also has an alkalizing and purifying effect on the blood. Having a good dose of Lemon juice in your diet helps with digestion and constipation, it lowers blood sugar reducing the risk of diabetes, it strengthens your immune system against flus and colds, and consuming lemon juice during pregnancy builds strong bones and teeth of infant. What’s not to like?

2. As a Contraceptive: That’s right, long before the pill, lemon juice was being used as an effective means of birth control. Many ancient cultures used lemons as a contraceptive. In ancient Jewish communities the preferred method of birth control was to soak a sponge in lemon juice and insert it into the vagina, taking advantage of lemon juice’s spermicidal properties. In South East Asian cultures a small lemon was often cut in half and placed inside the vagina and over the cervix blocking the sperm’s access, and killing any sperm that do get past the rind. The famous ladies man Casanova is also said to have employed this highly effective method of birth control.

Every Villain Is Lemons

Every Villain Is Lemons

3. As a Medicine: Countless illnesses, diseases and maladies can be cured or improved by either ingesting lemon juice or applying lemon juice to the skin. Scientific studies have shown having lemon juice as part of your diet reduces the bad cholesterol in the body resulting in a decreased risk of heart disease. Have a problem with gallstones, calcium deposits, kidney stones, or pancreatic stones? The citric acid in lemon juice dissolves them so drink up! Lemons contain compounds called lemonoids which have been shown to stop cell division in cancer cells. Cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach, and colon have been proven to be relieved with the help of lemons. Lemon juice can be applied to cuts and scrapes for quick relief and disinfecting and it works wonders when applied to pimples, acne and blackheads. Lemon also helps with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, sore throats, bleeding gums, cataracts and more! This is just for starters, if you have anything wrong with you at all, look into lemon as an effective supplementary treatment.

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4. As A Deodorizer: Lemon juice’s antibacterial properties kill the odor-causing bacteria under your arms leaving you smelling fresh and, well, lemony. Even the chief executive of an organic skincare line, Jennifer Palmer, told The New York Times that she swipes her under arms with half a lemon every morning! This doesn’t just apply to BO, lemon can be used on the hands to remove strong smells like fish or garlic that stay on the skin for along time. The same goes for bathroom and kitchen surfaces, scrubbing your toilet or kitchen surfaces with lemon juice not only kills more bacteria than other cleaners, it leaves everything smelling fresh and clean! You can even deodorize your refrigerator by leaving half a lemon on a saucer in there, just be sure to change it once per week.

funny-lemons5. As a Cleaner: I touched on it a little a moment ago, lemon juice kills bacteria like nothing else! It’s the surest way to keep your bathroom and kitchen free of germs, microbes and harmful bacteria like salmonella. And unlike the likes of Bleach, Detol and Cif, lemon is totally natural, you can eat it for goodness sake! I wouldn’t like to take a swig of Detol or have a twist of Cif in my tea! Lemon juice is high in citric acid making it an amazing cleaner of metals like copper, brass (not brass plating), chrome and more. Not only this but unlike other products designed to clean metals, lemon does not damage fabric or other items that it might be accidentally dripped on while cleaning the metals. Lemon juice can be used to scrub dirty grills and grates, it removes rust and ink stains from cotton and polyester and it boosts degreasing ability when applied to your dish washing water. It’s also great for cleaning windows and mirrors when mixed with water, you can even clean mineral build up in kettles and pots by boiling a few lemons slices in water and letting the mixture sit for a couple of hours before rinsing. I could go on but I think you get the point!

Funny_Pictures_98446. Miscellaneous Uses: The practical uses of lemon juice are just so numerous and varied that I’m going to pack a few more of them in this little category here. Lemon’s can be used as a cure for dandruff when applied to the scalp, not only this but lemon juice cleans the hair of residue left over from hair products and leaves your hair brighter, and more golden or redder depending on the natural color of your hair. You can make a facial scrub of sugar and lemon juice for softer, cleaner skin. You can relieve itching and pain from mosquito bites by applying lemon juice to the bite. You can stop ants from entering your house by squeezing lemon juice on your windowsills and baseboards. You can soften the skin on your hands and feet but washing them with a water and lemon juice mix, then massaging with olive oil. Soaking your fingernails in lemon juice for ten minutes, and then dipping them in a mixture of vinegar and water will make them stronger and whiter. You can even start a dead car batter using a lemon!

I love the lemon, I think it’s an incredibly useful fruit and it boggles my mind that we empty our pockets and fill our houses with a plethora of products that don’t even do as good a job as lemon has being doing for who knows how long! It’s natural, it’s healthy, it cleans just about everything, it smells nice, it tastes amazing on pancakes, they’re cheap and you can get them at every corner store!

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the lemon. ;)

Thanks for reading! All the best :)

Rohan.

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Rohan Healy is the author of “Greeks to Geeks: Practical Stoicism in the 21st Century” and “The 7 Things That Made Me Genuinely & Irreversibly Happy: And How They Can Do The Same For You”

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61 thoughts on “6 Reasons Why Lemons Are The World’s Most Amazing Fruit!

  1. I can help you with one more:
    Whenever you get thirsty easily, a few drops of lemon juice reduce your desire to drink that much and feel ill in the end :) I have tried it and it works.

  2. This is so amazing! I never knew about some of these uses/benefits before. I have used it as a cleaning product, though. I dunno about stuffin’ one up one’s lady business…but I’ll admit that is interesting! Haha! :P
    Great post.

  3. I knew the lemon is great but you added more to it. I am using it to clean, smell enhancer and drink my lemon water every morning. It really is an amazing fruit. Thank you for this fantastic blog.

    • That’s great that you are already incorporating the lemon into your life in such a big way, well done :)

      So many uses, it’s just crazy!

      Thanks for the comment Ute, all the best :)

      Rohan.

  4. Another reason: Drinking fresh lemon squeezed in a glass of water brings the body to an alkaline state (which is best to combat cancer cells). I always drink lemon water at a restaurant, where the food is less pure than a home-cooked meal.

    • Oooh nice, yes lemon is known to reduce cell division in cancer cells! Crazy stuff.

      That’s a good idea too, lemon is great for digestion and when eating greasy foods :)

      Thanks for stopping by Maryanne, keep well!

      Rohan.

    • Ah Dianne! We had lemon trees on our land too, and a row of beautiful bush lemon shrubs as well. If ever I felt thirsty I’d just head out the back and pick myself a bush lemon, peel it and eat it. They are less tart than regular lemons, so delicious!

      Makes me happy to see so many people still using the good old lemon so much in their diet and their homes :)

      Thanks for stopping by! All the best.

      Rohan.

  5. I used to have a meyer lemon tree outside a ranch house I lived at. Some of the best times of my life. I wonder if the constant supply of lemon juice had something to do with the good times. Thank you for this reminder that God has given us all we need. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

    • Some of my best years were when we had lemon trees growing on our land in Australia too! I definitely thinks there’s something to that theory of yours ;)

      Thanks for stopping by, keep well Kozo :)

      All the best!

      Rohan.

  6. What a fabulously informative post Rohan, I am bookmarking this so I can remember everything. I can’t wait to show my husband who is a mechanic the car starting video.

  7. Umm, you can put half a lemon WHERE??? I think I’m going to have to pass on that one, thanks. Because ow. But I do use it in my morning detox drink, with coconut oil, cayenne pepper, and V-8. I didn’t know it was good for so many other things, though. One wonders why people say its a bad thing when a car is a lemon. :)

    • Haha, yup, necessity is the mother of invention and all that.Whoa that is some potent morning cocktail, I’ll bet that does all sorts of good for you!

      One of my all time favorite lunches is avocado on toast topped with lemon and cayenne pepper. So so good!

      All the best :)

      Rohan.

    • Whoa whoa whoa, hold the phone! You’ve never tried lemon and sugar on pancakes?! I think you’d better put that pretty high on your priorities list, otherwise Captain Lemon will be very disappointed.

      Thanks for stoppin’ by :)

      Hugs!

      Rohan.

  8. Wow. I didn’t know all that. I put some honey on half a lemon than scrub my face with it, leave it there for a few mins then rinse it. It works wonders!

  9. Wow, I will never look at lemon the same ever again. I love it! Such a creative, well written, great post! Thank you for visiting and following my blog. Have a great day!

  10. This is such an informative post, Rohan. Thanks for all the info about the humble lemon. I’m definitely going to try out some of these tips, and will also drink more lemon juice. :)

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