When you think about lemons, your mind probably goes right to refreshing summer drinks and tart delicious pies. When it comes to the culinary world, lemons are a super versatile ingredient.
Their zest can punch up a boring bowl of steamed vegetables or bring out the flavors in your favorite fish. They make water more fun to drink and even make your desserts zestier.
However, did you know that lemons can do way more than just make things delicious? Their acidic properties do everything from boosting your immune system to making your hair bouncy and beautiful. Lemons are incredible for cleaning all areas of your home, removing stains, and even more amazingly useful tasks.
The next time you’re in the produce aisle, don’t skip over these useful fruits just because you don’t have a recipe lined up for them. Pick up a few lemons and we’ll tell you how to use them for so much more than your killer lemon meringue pie.
Brighten Up Nails
Tired of maintaining your nails between manicures? All you need to do is mix baking soda and lemon juice until it forms a paste. Massage into your nails and cuticles, then rinse. Your nails will be shiny and fresh!
Give You Fresh Breath
Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice onto your tongue and swish it around in your mouth, swallowing the juice after a few swishes. This can lower the pH level inside your mouth and kill the bacteria that cause bad breath.