I’m sure you have heard the expression, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. It really is just saying that eating something healthy on a regular basis will give your body the natural strength to take care of itself. As it turns out, it isn’t only apples that have that ability, it is lemons as well. Of course, the saying wouldn’t probably have lasted so long if it mentioned lemons but that being said, they really are good for you.
Lemons are high in vitamin C, have plenty of fiber and other goodness that is great for the body. They support the heart, can help you to control your weight and if you are dealing with stomach problems, they might just be what you need. The best news is, that is only scratching the surface of what they can do for you. Let’s look closely at why putting a lemon by your bed can help you and your body.
Lemons are full of a compound called citronella. That is why they have that lemony scent and insects hate it. If you have a lemon next to your bed you will not be swatting flies and mosquitoes all night long. Put some cut lemons on your nightstand and see what happens. Just make sure you replace them before they dry out.
Lemons have a lot of natural antioxidants that can help with your breathing. When you breathe in the scent of lemons with a stuffy nose, it will help clear it.
You probably don’t notice if your house is smelling bad but if you put some lemons by your bed, it will help it to smell great. It is also perfect if you have a strong scent lingering in the air, including paint fumes. Fewer smells and better air means better sleep.
Lemons are a great type of aromatherapy. It provides a clean smell, which is why many natural doctors will use it for cleaning impurities from the body and mind. Put lemon on your nightstand and your brain can relax.
Do you want to wake up refreshed in the morning? Put a slice of lemon beside the bed. The lemon smell can boost your serotonin levels and make it easier to get out of bed.
For the Heart
Lemons have antidepressant properties and can help you to have balanced emotions. As a result, it can lower your blood pressure and protect against heart palpitations and even heart attacks.
You might not think it is important to concentrate when you go to bed but doing so can improve your sleep quality. It helps you to avoid stressful thoughts before sleep. Lemon scent can help your mind to focus and boost your sleep significantly.
Your body relies on you to provide some natural healing from time to time. As it turns out, lemons are a great way to help your body and your mind. Make sure you have one by your bed tonight.