by KalaLea on May 13, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

img_lemonsIf I had to choose only one fruit to bring with me to a deserted island, it would be a tie between garlic and lemon. And since garlic isn’t a fruit, lemon would win. For one, lemon is a natural antibacterial agent that can be used to disinfect cuts, scrapes, insect bites and even certain parasites. Anything can happen on a deserted island; it’s best to be prepared.

More importantly lemon increases fluid production reducing the effects of summer heat, cramping, plus sore throats. Add lemon to your hot or cold water and you have an anti-mucous champion (great for alleviating congestion) in addition to an antiseptic (kills bacteria) all in one. Again, you never know what could happen on a deserted island. You may meet the person of your dreams :) and feel the urge to kiss. Although, I doubt bad breath would stop me from kissing if I’d been trapped on a deserted island for some time.

I also squeeze its juice on fish, salad, and veggies — even asparagus tastes better with lemon.

Did I mention that you can clean with a little baking soda and lemon juice? There are so many reasons to love lemons — one of our most valuable and therapeutic fruits. I wrote this poem for lemons all over the world:

Ode to Lemon

tart yet tasty
time and time again
you are my friend
oh lemon

trusty and true
days without you
are often blue
oh lemon

where ever you are
i want to be
take me with you
oh lemon

oh lemon
disinfect me


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  1. Chuck

    How about good ol’ Lemonade?! Summer is almost here, and it doesn’t get any better than Lemonade as a beat-the-heat refreshment.

  2. Lanee

    Love this post as I do enjoy lemons quite a bit. Green tea and lemons…yum. Chuck, I love lemonade too. It’s so fresh tasting and tart…yummy!

  3. Premo

    mmmm lemonsss. lemon’s in my tea, lemons in my water, lemons with some lavender, lemon-hibiscus-ade . . . yes i love my lemonsl

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