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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lemons and Bananas

This is the last episode of "Banana Freshness".  I purchased the bananas on Sunday, wrapped the ends in plastic wrap and kept a photo journal on the freshness.

I ate one of the bananas right after I took the pic.  It was nicely ripe with no brown spots on the banana itself.  I declare this plastic wrap idea a keeper.  I can now buy more than three bananas at a time. 
I have always associated lemons with cooking and drinking.  There are, however, medicinal and healthy living uses I had not been aware of.  The following is a list compiled by


Constipation and diarrhea relief. Lemons help cleanse the digestive track and allow food to digest properly.

Lemons aid in the production of antibodies in the blood that attack invading microorganisms and prevent infection.

Lemon is found to be anticarcinogenic, which can lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer.

Because of its high potassium content, lemon controls high blood pressure, dizziness, and nausea, and provides relaxation to mind and body.

Lemons feature antibacterial properties that help aid sore throats. Mix half of a lemon with water and gargle.
Lemons are great for colds, the flu, and fevers. They help stop the fever by increasing perspiration.

Lemon has antiseptic and styptic properties, so it can stop internal bleeding. For instance, you can put some lemon on a cotton ball and apply it to the inside of your nose to stop a nose bleed.
Lemon mixed with water is great for anyone who has respiratory problems like asthma because of its rich source of vitamin C.

A cup of warm water with lemon and a pinch of salt can help with weight loss and lower cholesterol.

When applied to a burn, lemon juice will actually reduce the burning sensation since it acts as a cooling agent.

This was all new to me but I am glad I came across the info.  Hope you feel the same.

Today... keep it real and make it simple.



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