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5 Surprising health benefits of lemon juice
2. Protection and Improvement of Cardiovascular Health
One of the more promising health benefits of lemon juice is its apparent ability to protect the circulatory system. Because of its high potassium content, it can help protect the heart and it can also help control high blood pressure. Its benefits may even extend to the brain since it can help relieve dizziness, stress, and depression, provide relaxation and act like a sedative.
3. Dental Care Protection
Lemon juice can help relieve a toothache (acting as an analgesic), can help stop gum bleeding, helps control halitosis (sometimes an ingredient in some mouthwash products), may help in preventing cavities (because of its natural antiseptic qualities), can be used as a cleanser of the mouth (sometimes an ingredient in toothpaste) and can help prevent some diseases that affect the mouth. Care should be taken, and lemon juice should not be left for too long in the mouth since its high acidity may weaken tooth enamel.
4. Capacity to Help Get Rid of Stones
Organicfacts.net, a health information website, posts that “lemon juice can cure kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which can prevent the formation of crystals.” It has also been suggested that lemon juice mixed with olive oil may help get rid of gallstones. Another source states that even pancreatic stones may be alleviated with the use of lemons. Additionally, lemon juice, like cranberry juice, may help the body keep bacterial infections down and get rid of waste by-products.
5. Dermatologic Uses
As an effective antiseptic agent, lemons can help to keep the skin healthy, help (as cooling agents) burns and sunburns to heal more rapidly, help relieve insect stings, help with eczema and acne problems, help act as an anti-aging tool, help to remove wrinkles and blackheads, help keep skin looking healthy and help reduce scars. When added to warm water, lemon juice can also be used as a foot relaxant.
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