There is a common saying that goes somewhere along the lines of “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” which means to make the best out of every situation you can.
This citrus fruit is packed with a large variety of health benefits, as they’re one of the most alkaline forming foods on earth, making them excellent for balancing our overall body.
Lemons were first created in the 15-th century as a cross between a lime and a citron, and were brought to Europe by Arabs. Since then, they’ve become a hit.
Lemons are widely known for their high levels of vitamin c, iron, riboflavin, magnesium, fiber, potassium, pantothenic acid, copper, folate and calcium.
Consuming lemons on daily basis will:
- Boost your immune system
- Balance your pH levels and reduce acidity
- Lower the risk of cancer
- Prevent rheumatoid arthritis
- Boost your mood and reduce anxiety and depression
- Improve your digestive health
- Support the liver
- Support weight loss
As soon as you start drinking lemon water on daily basis, you won’t want to miss a day. Drinking lemon water in the morning on an empty stomach can boost your energy levels more than caffeine.
The best way to ensure that you will always have lemon around you is to grow a lemon tree. They enjoy a warm and sunny climate, despite being able to thrive indoors in colder climates.
Things you will need to get started:
- An organic lemon – Meyer lemons are the best for growing in an indoor container.
- Potting soil that contains a blend of perlite, peat, vermiculite and organic fertilizer.
- A small container to start with, then gradually increasing the size of the containers as the tree keeps on growing. Starting with an 8-inch diameter container is recommended, and as soon as your tree reaches 2-3 years you can move it to a 10-12 inch container.
- Light plays an essential light in growing a lemon tree. It doesn’t matter whether it is artificial light, but it still requires 10 to 14 hours of it on daily basis.
- Moisture is also a big key to growing a lemon tree. The soil needs to be evenly moist and you will need to water it on daily basis if you’re keeping it inside, as interiors tend to be dry. Water the plant only when the soil is dry to 6 inches deep. If you overwater it, the leaves will start turning yellow and won’t perk up.
Once you have everything locked and ready, it is time to find the perfect place in your home or garden, and start growing it.