As I write this post, the cold season is starting to hit me hard. Fortunately, I haven’t fallen victim to the flu yet. It seems that the beta glucans, and other good stuff I have been taking to support my immune system are working. However, I am not letting my guard down. Just to be on the safe side, I have decided to add another weapon to my flu-fighting arsenal: lemons.
Lemons are another wonder fruit that you can use to prevent and help cure the common cold, the flu, and other conditions and illnesses.
Lemons contain a lot of nutrients such as citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene which have been shown to promote immunity and fight infection. The two main properties that lemons possess are their strong antibacterial, antiviral properties. Furthermore, they can even be used to help you lose weight because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser.
If you want to use lemons for preventive and curative purposes, I suggest using natural lemons, not the commercial juices sold at grocery stores and other markets as they have often been processed and lost some of its natural properties.
Here is a tip, you can squeeze some lemon juice into a bottle of water, and drink a little throughout the day, especially before meals. This will help with digestion, and prevent overeating. In addition, the lemon water will help keep the flu at bay.