Its #NationalLemonJuiceDay today!
Did you know that lemons originated in the Himalayan Mountains millions of years ago? What you see in the grocery store looks a bit different now but they are very plentiful here in the US. Currently the majority of lemons come from California and Arizona but other states grow them too.
Are your taste buds acting up yet? Anytime you give a slice of lemon to a toddler you definitely get a puckered up little face! It makes you think that those lovely yellow lemons are not really that good, right? Wrong.
Lemonade on a hot summer day is perfect. Not only this but according to Healthline.com there could be good benefits from lemons and their juice.
Check these out:
Lemons can support heart health. They are a great source of vitamin C. In addition, lemons have fiber and plant compounds that can help lower risk factors.
Lemon juice and it’s citric acid could help prevent kidney stones. If you’ve had kidney stones it could be helpful to have ½ cup of lemon juice per day but more studies are needed to confirm this.
Are you bordering on being anemic? If so, the vitamin C and citric acid in lemons could help you absorb non-heme iron (iron from plants).
If you can drink lemonade with the pulp, it can improve your digestion. The soluble fiber pectin found in lemons has shown to slow down the digestion of sugars and starches. This helps to reduce blood sugar levels. Remember, pulp is key to helping your gut.
Private Home Health Care is going to have a nice glass of lemonade with the pulp very soon. We hope you enjoy a glass too!