Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lemon
Day 21

A Different Fruit A Day Personal Health Challenge


Oma has five Eureka lemon trees on her property.  Needless to say this was before she knew that on such plant would produce enough lemons for a family!


Lemons are probably best known for being a rich source of vitamin C.


The 'Eureka' grows year-round and abundantly. This is the common supermarket lemon, also known as 'Four Seasons' (Quatre Saisons) because of its ability to produce fruit and flowers together throughout the year.

Lemons are probably best known for being a rich source of vitamin C or ascorbic acid, a pungent water-soluble antioxidant. Vitamin C helps boost the body’s immune system and attacks free radicals and toxins in our bodies.

Lemons are also a good source of potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate. If this is not enough to convince you that lemons are the kings of citrus, they also have antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Sore throat? Try a gargle of equal parts lemon juice and warm water twice a day.

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