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“If life gives your lemons, make lemonade”
Lemon health benefits
Support heart health
- Lemons are a good source of vitamin C;
- One lemon provides 51% of the vitamin C of the reference daily intake;
- Eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke;
- Plant compounds found in lemons, have also been found to lower cholesterol;
Help control weight
- Drinking hot water with lemon helps you to lose weight (theory);
- Research shows that plant compounds in lemon extracts may help prevent or reduce weight gain in a number of ways;
Prevent kidney stones
- Citric acid may help prevent kidney stones;
Protect against Anemia
- Anemia occurs when you don’t get enough iron from the foods you eat.
- Lemon contains some iron, but they primarily prevent anemia by improving your absorption of iron;
Reduce cancer risk
- A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help prevent some cancers.
- Some plant chemicals found in lemons have been shown to prevent cancer in animal studies; however, human studies are needed;
Improve digestive health
- Soluble fiber can improve gut health and slow the digestion of sugars and starches; These effects may result in reduced blood sugar levels;
Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C, soluble fiber, and plant compounds that give them a number of health benefits.
Lemons may aid weight loss and reduce your risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, digestive issues and cancer.
Not only are lemons a very healthy fruit, but they also have a distinct, pleasant taste and smell that make them a great addiction to foods and drinks.