Enhancing personal health and wellness should be more than just a New Year’s resolution, it’s a lifestyle commitment. You can start by making small adjustments to your diet and beauty regimen.

Organic lemons include essential nourishment including Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and other elements such as Niacin, Copper, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Potassium and many others. Some people use lemons to combat indigestion, reduce high blood pressure and help prevent diabetes.

Some studies suggest lemon juice can reduce the occurrence of kidney stones. You can also use lemons to treat symptoms related to the common cold, flu, and fever. This versatile fruit can also be used in dental care to minimize toothaches as well as hair and skin treatments. For details on the health benefits, click here.

You can do more than make lemonade. Infuse your water with lemon, grate the zest into salad dressings and marinades. Use the juice topically to treat acne, eczema and reduce wrinkles. This blood purifier and cleansing agent also promotes weight loss by mixing lemon juice with lukewarm water and honey. You can easily grow your own lemons, but be sure to bring them indoors during the winter months.

I have been growing my own lemons for the past few years. The plant will produce a fragrant white flower, which will leave behind a small green lemon the size of a pit. The fruit will continue to grow in a large container producing quality lemons all year long.