Studies have shown that consuming lemons helps the blood vessels and arteries in your body and heart to properly open, or dilate, to allow blood to pump through to supply the body with oxygen. So consuming lemons could help to protect your heart from diseases that affect that organ. As we know, potassium is an important mineral for a healthy body, and this includes the heart. It is the potassium in lemons that creates healthy arteries.
Lemons are an amazing fruit! They are widely available at all grocery stores and markets year round. It will be easy to grab a few the next time you are doing your grocery shopping, and it’s even easier to incorporate them into your daily routine. Lemons should be stored outside of the refrigerator to make them last as long as possible, and make a nice center piece in a bowl on your table. But I’m sure they won’t last long! Buy some lemons next time you are out shopping and give them a try. Your body will thank you!
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