7 surprising ways you can use lemons to improve your health

The best way to improve your health is to eat a balanced diet. This means including citrus fruits as they are packed with vitamin C. According to Medical News Today, one lemon yields 44.5 mg of vitamin C.

This vitamin is responsible for shortening the length of a cold, fighting scurvy, increasing iron absorption, producing collagen and lowering the risk of a stroke. Lemons are an efficient way to boost your intake of vitamin C because they can be used in cooking meals and making desserts, drinks and body products. Check out the seven ways lemons can benefit you.

1. Shorten a cold

To help boost your immune system and shorten a cold, try making lemon tea. The steam will help open the sinus cavities, and the honey will soothe your throat. Simply Recipes says to put 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons honey and 1/2 cup of hot water in a cup. Stir it and drink.

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