7 Ways the Humble Lemon Can Improve Your Life


5. Lemon is an appetite suppressant

When you want to cultivate a trim figure or maintain the physique you have worked so hard to create, one of the most common challenges comes in the form of defeating the urge to overeat.

Thankfully, lemons can act as a dietary aid by helping to suppress the appetite, reducing your desire to eat large portions or snack on unhealthy foods between meals.

On a related note, lemon juice is thought to stoke the metabolism. Of course, when your metabolic rate is higher, your body burns more calories at a faster rate, and this helps you to lose weight. It also makes it easier to keep weight off.

You can experiment with different ways of consuming lemon if you want to take advantage of its slimming properties. It doesn’t matter whether you eat lemon slices or wedges, or just squeeze some juice into your tea or cola; you’ll get the same benefits either way.

Some people also find that adding lemon to water helps to make the taste of water more appealing, reducing the desire for regular sodas. However, you will only see dramatic physical changes if you combine these new habits with a healthy diet and a sensible exercise regime.


  1. Andrew Anderson

    December 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    OK, but lemons and lemon balm tea are two totally different things here. 🙂 Good stuff though!

  2. Pitch Chap

    January 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

    It can also eat through the enamel on your teeth

    • babygirl3638

      January 21, 2014 at 1:21 am

      It sure can so wait a good half hour b4 u brush ur teeth so tht ur enamel will hardened n u dnt brush it away.

    • vedac

      October 9, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      if you drink the lemon water through a straw you will have no problem with enamel wearing away

  3. Guest

    March 13, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Lemons turn alkaline once ingested. This is what’s healing.

  4. Terri

    April 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Citrus sensitises your skin to sunlight and can cause severe burns, so don’t use it on your skin before sun exposure.

  5. Canman

    June 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

    What about limes? + or –

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