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The Reasons You Should Keep Sliced Lemon By Your Bed At Night Might Surprise You

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August 15, 2017

Lemon are a very polarizing fruit - you either love it or you hate it. I’m a sour food lover so I’ll take lemon anywhere, anytime, in savory or sweet dishes. Did you know that even if you’re not crazy about lemon-flavored foods, there are ways to reap the goodness of these little fruits? Much to our surprise, lemon is beneficial in a wide variety of ways.

For example, if you simply drink warm lemon water as soon as you wake up in the morning will help ease digestion and speed up your metabolism throughout the day. If you still can’t stomach the thought of consuming lemon, try slicing it in half and placing it on your nightstand. You might be surprised how this one simple trick can be helpful.

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1. Alleviate Allergies

Lemons contain a chemical called limonene which contributes to the fruit’s fragrance. It is found primarily in the rind. According to Home Remedies for Life, simply having freshly grated lemon peel in your room can help open up your airways, alleviate symptoms to seasonal allergies.

2. All Natural Air Freshener

If your house is smelling somewhat stale and in need of a refresher, it’s our first thought to grab an air freshener or light a heavily scented candle. Instead, try slicing a lemon to brighten up the smell in your home! Not only will it make the room smell fresh but is a 100% natural fragrance!

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3. Calm Anxiety

According to Entrepreneur, inhaling lemon can reduce your anxiousness and stress drastically. It can help you instantly become more calm when you feel your emotions try to run rampant.

After reading the wonderful benefits of this sunshine fruit, will you find yourself grabbing for it more often at the grocery store?
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