Winter blues: Five problems, one solution

New Delhi: Winter is the season of snowmen, hot-chocolates and cozy beds. It is also the time when infections run rampant and health deteriorates.

Lemon juice is one common ingredient that is found in every household. Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C and help the body to maintain pH levels, flush out toxins and reduce inflammation in joints.

They also protect the body against immune system deficiencies and aid digestion.

So here is one easy solution to five problems that we face in winters:

Soar throat

Mix salt, ground pepper and juice from one lemon and gurgle. It’s easy and totally effective!



Add black pepper, water and some lemon juice in a glass. Mix and drink slowly to alleviate nausea.


Flu & Fever

Add some lemon juice to your hot tea with lemon to keep flu and fever at bay.


Weight loss

Winters tend to make us lethargic and indulge in binge eating. Workout becomes secondary and we tend to slip in a hibernation state in our warm and cozy beds. To ward off weighty issues, mix 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, one tablespoon of honey and water in a glass. Stir well and drink the elixir everyday.


Digestive aid

Winters tend to slow down our metabolism. Mix flaxseeds with lemon juice in order to eliminate waste from your body.

Eat healthy, live well!

News24 Bureau