10 Reasons You Should Have Lemons in Your Fridge


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Here's to your health: Drinking lemon water does a body good.
Here's to your health: Drinking lemon water does a body good.
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Sure, lemonade's nice, but what many people don't know is how good lemon water (lemonade sans the sugar) is for you. Lemon water provides a natural, tasty cure for many common ailments. For example, you can relieve a sore throat by gargling lemon water for one minute, three times a day. It also works to purify your kidneys, liver and blood [source: Wellsphere].

Like tea, lemon water can be especially therapeutic if you drink it while it's hot. Warm or hot lemon water does wonders for the digestive system and will help ease nausea, heartburn, diarrhea and constipation. If you drink it first thing in the morning, it will help flush out your digestive and circulatory systems, not to mention your bowels. Heck, it'll even help purge your gut of any parasites you might have floating around down there [source: Wellsphere].

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