Lemons are an excellent source of viamin C, which helps to maintain the immune system. This is so important in the winter. They may also help to relieve rheumatism. Do buy organic, and buy the lemons with skins that have not been waxed.

A well-loved remedy for coughs and colds is a hot drink made with a squeezed lemon and honey. (Remember to always use a wooden implement with honey, and don’t put it into boiling water, but rather mix it with a little cold first, then top up from the kettle.) Apparently, lemon juice contains an oil which may help to relieve rheumatism by stimulating the liver to expel toxins. The high acidity in lemon, though, can damage tooth enamel. I always recommend drinking the juice through a straw. Important to keep your dentist happy!

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