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 Medical Gluten intolerance: Do you need a separate toaster, utensils in the kitchen? Medical Losing hair? Blame it on the air Parenting Could bone marrow be the missing piece in the fertility puzzle? News On-site residence facility to keep medical students safe Medical Less than half of HIV-positive teenagers in SA are accessing ARVs Lifestyle Breast tenderness before your period? These pain relief tricks from gynaes might help Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.