One of the healthiest fruits on the planet are lemons. Lemons improve our health in various ways.
Lemons are fruits which are excellent sources of vitamin C. Lemons fight common colds and flu, strengthen your immune system, and treat skin condition. These fruits are fresh and delicious as well.
What is more, lemons prevent the kidney stones formation, fight inflammation, relieve pain which is caused by osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Also, lemons prevent damage from free radicals.
Lemons are fruits that contain high levels of fiber, folate, calcium, magnesium, pantothenic acid and thiamin. They are also low in calories. One peeled lemon has about:
7.8 grams carbohydrates
0.9 gram protein
0.3 gram fat
2.4 grams dietary fiber
44.5 milligrams vitamin C
116 milligrams potassium
0.5 milligram iron
0.1 milligram vitamin B6
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola:
‘’The lemons’ citric acid helps the digestion and the dissolvement of kidney stones, while ascorbic acid is a natural antioxidant which prevents scurvy. Some other antioxidants in lemons contain ß-carotenes, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein, and vitamin A, which provide healthy mucous membranes, skin, and vision. Lemons contain pantothenic acid and folates, which our body needs. These compounds can be only derived from sources outside the body.’’
Well, instead of buying lemons all the time, we suggest you to grow them at home. Lemons are grown from a seed, and you will have them in endless supply anytime you need.
You need the following:
Breathable plastic film
Take a bucket and put in the potting soil. Mix it with a water in order to make it wet. Fill the pot with it and make sure you left an inch of space below the rim.
Take a seed from an open lemon. Suck on the seed to remove the flesh. Plant the seed about half inch beneath the soil.
Water the planted lemon seed but make sure that is not very wet. Next, place the pot in a warm and sunny area and cover it with breathable plastic.
In a week or two, you will notice that the planted lemon seed has started to sprout. Then, remove the plastic cover and move the pot in a warm area, but not directly to sunlight.
When your lemon tree becomes young, keep its soil moist all the time. The holes of the pot should allow water to flow away. Put your lemon tree on direct sunlight at least 8 hours daily. If needed, add fertilizer and plant the lemon tree in a bigger pot as it grows bigger. If your lemon tree is very big, move it on the balcony or front porch.
Enjoy the amazing taste of your home-grown lemons, and their powerful health benefits as well!