Lemons not only add abundant flavor to a variety of dishes, but they also help in boasting a lot of health benefits. The flavonoids which are present in the lemon juice contain anti-oxidants which are useful in treating many diseases. One should drink half cup of lemon juice everyday as it increases the citrate level in urine. This helps in protecting the formation of calcium stones in the kidneys. When a person is suffering from a sore throat, having lemon juice mixed with honey can help them elevate the pain. Lemon juice contains pectin a soluble fiber, which helps in losing weight. Lemon juice has inflammatory and anesthetic effects, and hence when it comes to insect bite, or a poison ivy it’s of great help. Lemons are quiet acidic and they are pretty good source of an alkaline food which helps in maintaining the body’s pH.