Why Your Day Needs Lemon Water #10: Speed Up Wound Healing

If you've gotten a cut, scrape, or sore, you may fear that it will form a scar. If the wound is healing very slowly, it may be a cause for concern. But there's no need to worry. Warm lemon water to the rescue!   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="575"] Source: arab-diet.net[/caption] In a study done way back in the 1960s, it was discovered that lemons help to speed up wound healing, particularly among those with an unhealthy diet. The benefits of lemon water stem from the high Vitamin C content, which is known to produce collagen. The more collagen available to the body, the faster incisions in the skin can heal. Vitamin C also helps to speed up the healing of internal injuries and wounds. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, lemons will reduce swelling and enable the body to make repairs more quickly. It also contributes to the formation of healthy bone, cartilage, and connective tissue. Definitely a good reason to add lemon water to your daily life!  
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Resources: http://jcb.rupress.org/content/12/3/533.abstract
 

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