There are certain ingredients that go together that work marvels for your health. We recently shared the benefits of the combining honey and cinnamon to keep you in good health (more details in this article). The mixture of lemon and olive oil is of the same stock. This duo can improve your health in many ways, thanks to its high nutrient content. But before going into details on its health benefits, here is how to prepare the mixture for regular consumption.
Method and directions for use
What you need:
- 8 g olive oil
- 5 ml fresh lemon juice
1) In a container, carefully mix the two ingredients.
2) Consume the mixture in the morning on an empty stomach, a half an hour before your breakfast.
Frequency: Consume the mixture a minimum of 3 times a day. There are no contra-indications (quite the opposite in fact), but don’t take any more than one spoonful a day.
What ailments can this mixture treat?
1) Constipation and digestive problems (gas, acidity, etc.)
The lemon can reduce inflammation in the body and improve movement in the intestines. The olive oil serves as a laxative.
2) A general detox for the body
Both of these ingredients have purifying and detoxifying benefits. This means the mixture is great for eliminating the toxins present in the body and for improving the function of the liver and the bile gland. This in turn helps the body combat free radicals.
3) Fights cholesterol
This may seem surprising, but olive oil is a source of healthy fats, which help regulate lipids in our blood. This helps prevent buildups in the arteries. Additionally, it helps control the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides, all the while increasing the levels of good cholesterol.
4) Soothes joint pains
Consuming the mixture on an empty stomach has a positive impact on inflammation in the body, and thus it helps soothe rheumatic and joint pains. It also has a preventative effect in terms of joint problems.
5) Facilitates weight loss
Although this is not a fat burning recipe, it could have an impact on abdominal fat, by supporting the functioning of the liver and the bile gland. These two organs can therefore better digest fats and speed up the metabolism. This also helps with breaking down belly fat, and protecting the body against cardiovascular problems.
6) Promotes good circulation
Olive oil is a natural anti-coagulant and it improves blood circulation, by preventing blockages in the veins. You can consume it orally or apply it to the skin to stimulate blood flow and prevent varicose veins.
7) Helps control blood pressure
These two foodstuffs provide essential minerals and anti-oxidants to people who suffer from blood pressure problems. They can help keep blood pressure under control and can help maintain a regular heartbeat.
8) Slows down ageing
The cells in our bodies benefit from the nutrients and antioxidants in this mixture (such as vitamin E, which helps fight against arthritis, heart disease and wrinkles). And thanks to the mono-unsaturated fats and minerals, it helps the digestive system to function well.
Bonus beauty tip:
This mixture can be used directly on the nails to make them less brittle, dry and fragile. Furthermore, it treats and nourishes the cuticles. The mixture can also help fight against skin problems and dandruff. In fact, the mixture has both antiseptic and astringent properties.