Lemon is one of the most popular and versatile citrus fruit. Its popularity is owed to it’s refreshing flavor and scent making it a popular choice for flavoring many recipes and perfumes. Lemon is also widely used in all sorts of drinks from teas and cocktails to juices. Along with its obvious use as a flavor, lemon since long has also been used for its medicinal value. A rich source of vitamin C, lemon possess immense health benefits ranging from its antibacterial and antiviral properties to its immune boosting abilities. One of the most common ways to reap the health benefits of lemon is by juicing it. Lemon juice acts as a digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health.
Lemon juice is also an effective way to reduce weight as it increases the body’s metabolic rate. For people looking to use lemon for its weight loss abilities, drinking lemon juice with warm water on an empty stomach every morning can produce amazing results. Along with the weight loss benefits, drinking warm lemon water every morning also has numerous other benefits. The nutrition experts at Edison Institute of Nutrition have listed some of the most effective health benefits of drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning.
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Scientists have long wondered when the kangaroo’s distinctive leap first appeared. But ancient kangaroo skeletons are so rare that the hop’s origin has remained a mystery. Now, newly discovered 20-million-year-old fossils reveal kangaroo ancestors got their hop on some 10 million years earlier than previously thought.
Before ancient kangaroos started to hop, they got by clinging to tree branches and plucking fruit from the canopies of a lusher, wetter Australia. Hopping is thought to have emerged as this possumlike ancestor transitioned to life on the ground some 10 million years ago, after a dramatic climatic shift dried out the land down under. Researchers reasoned that the simultaneous expansion of grasslands and deserts drove the evolution of the hop—an efficient way to quickly cover the long distances from food source to food source.
But when one of the study authors was sifting through a pile of fossil fragments recovered from northwest Queensland in Australia, he discovered one of the world’s oldest kangaroo fossils. To find out how this ancient kangaroo moved, he and colleagues analyzed the shape and size of fossilized toe and ankle bones. They then used that information to estimate the creature’s range of motion. When the scientists compared it to those of living kangaroos, some of which also climb, they found similarities to modern species adapted for both hopping and climbing.
President Trump unleashed in a news conference Wednesday, touting Republican gains in the Senate after the midterms and also mocking several House Republicans who he says lost because they were insufficiently loyal to him. The president got into a heated exchange with CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, whose press access was later suspended from the White House. NBC White House correspondent Peter Alexander reports for TODAY.