Home > Daily-tips Updated 30 September 2013 When life hands you lemons Day-to-day life and work pressures all lead to increased stress levels. And sometimes you feel as if it’s all too much to handle. Well don’t give up just yet. 0 Shutterstock Day-to-day life and work pressures all lead to increased stress levels. And sometimes you feel as if it’s all too much to handle. Well don’t give up just yet. The person who said, “When life hands you lemons, you should make lemonade”, may have been aware of the holistic properties of lemons.Take action:Starting your morning with a glass of water, with fresh lemon juice squeezed into it, helps promote healthy alkalinity in your body. This will almost instantly help you feel calmer and better able to handle stress. Lemon juice also helps you to absorb minerals, which can be good when you take any nutritional supplements. Lemons: golden fruit- Photo woman drinking lemonade from Shutterstock More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle How to check your anus and vagina to ensure all’s well down there Lifestyle How this young man inspires his neighbourhood to stay fit Lifestyle How these top doctors avoid cancer Parenting Does bullying start at home? Medical Even older drugs are getting steep price increases Medical Tattooed and need an MRI scan? What you need to know From our sponsors Don’t just stop smoking, start something amazing Do you suffer from red, itchy eyes? Effective treatment for ADHD is available What is allergic conjunctivitis? FAQs Live healthier » Most couples do not get divorced after infertility struggles IVF kids may have higher risk of autism Progesterone gel as good as injection for IVF Fertility treatments tied to higher odds for pregnancy complications For most women who cannot conceive naturally, in vitro fertilisation is very safe and effective, but it may involve a higher risk of complications during pregnancy. Heart health » Another day at the office – thanks to a defibrillator close at hand Statins help the heart, no matter what your age Even the smallest fitness gains could help you reduce the risk of a heart attack 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.'