Lemon is one of the most widely used fruits in the world due to its juicy citrus nature. Scientific name of lemon is Citrus Limon. This smallest citrus fruit holds more beneficial to health than the other larger citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, pomelo etc.
Nutritional contents of this beneficial fruit per 100 g is as below.
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||0.30 g||1%|
Lemon is also rich in vitamins, electrolyte, minerals and phytonutrients. It has countless heath benefits due to its low-calorie contents i.e. 29 calories per 100 g.
Helps In Digestion:
One of the major causes of poor digestion is lack of acidity within the stomach. When the food reaches small intestine it requires some acid to further break the food into pieces. If sufficient amount of acid is not produced in stomach it will take a long time to digest it. Here lemon juice can help to expedite the digestion process. The acidity of lemon juice not only aids the digestion process but due to its antimicrobial properties it reduces the risk of gastrointestinal infections.
Build Good Immune System:
The richness of lemons in vitamin C is very much beneficial for immune system. Half a lemon a day boosts the immune system and helps it to fight against cold and flu.
Reduction In Appetite: High content of pectin in lemon helps to build a good control on hunger. It suppresses feeling of hunger and you can feel fresh for the long time without intake of any snacks. Pectin is also beneficial to build good colon health
Detoxifier: Lemon’s provides this benefit due to the antioxidant ” D-Limonene” present in it. This helps to flush out toxins such as ibuprofen, caffeine etc. Peels of lemons are a good source of anti-oxidant, so use it along with the pulp.
Repairs Skin: Lemons are rich in vitamin C which helps to lighten and brighten skin. Vitamin C is main ingredient of collagen which holds skin tight and protects skin tissues.
Healer: Due to its antibacterial properties it is a good healer of wounds. It neutralizes any free radical in body interrupting its affects on healthy cell.
Heals Eye Disorders : The beneficial ingredient rutin found in lemon helps in curing diabetic retinopathy.
Dental Health: Fresh lemon-juice helps in eliminating tooth ache or gum bleeding. It can be done by rubbing lemon juice on the affected area. It can also be used for the purpose of cleaning teeth. This can easily be done by adding a drop of lemon on the toothpaste and then brushing teeth with it. Lemon juice will act as a natural ingredient for cleaning of teeth without harming the gum.
Lemon for hair: Due to the acidic nature of lemon it can be used for hair lightening purpose. Repetitive use of lemon-juice on hair can lighten hair color .It is also beneficial to eradicate dandruff from hair. Use of lemon juice twice or thrice a year can help you maintain good healthy hairs free of dandruff
Cure Of Obesity: one of the greatest benefit of lemon is it can be use to burn fats. A Luke warm glass of water with lemon-juice can enhance weight loss exponentially. Continuous drinking of lemon-water can show seriously attractive results
Mental stress: Drinking lemon-juice is helpful for those who suffer from mental stress and depression. It provides relaxing sensation to mind and body making a person free from stress.
Protection against Cancer: Due to the citrus limonoids present in lemon it is very helpful to protect cells from the damage that can result in formation of cancer