Goodness of lemons- 12 HEALTH benefits

Doesn’t the slight mention of “lemon” make you salivate? This small, yellow fruit contains lots of vitamins and although they taste acidic, they are actually alkaline in the body. As lemons are one of the most alkaline forming food, they are great for balancing out the pH of our bodies. Besides that, lemons also have other useful benefits and can be used for other purposes.

1. Balance pH in our bodies
Although lemons taste acidic, they are alkaline to the body and helps to restore our bodies pH levels.

2. Rich in Vitamin C
Lemons contain high amount of vitamin C and flavonoids that helps prevent us from getting sick.

3. Good for liver’s function
Lemons are wonderful stimulants and help dissolve uric acid and other poisons. Lemon juice also helps to liquefy the bile which aids in better digestion.

4. Helps in bowel movement
Lemons help increase peristalsis which helps to regulate and eliminate waste in our bodies.

5. Treatment for scurvy
Scurvy results due to a deficiency in vitamin C. Having one or two ounces of lemon juice dilutes with water every two to four hours can help treat scurvy.

6. Dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits and kidney stones

7. Neutralize free radicals
Vitamin C in lemons help to neutralize free radicals in the body that is linked to aging.

8. Prevent brain disorder
Lemon peel contains phytonutrients tangeretin that helps to prevent Parkinson’s disease.

9. Strengthen blood vessels
Vitamin P in lemons help to strengthen blood vessels that prevents internal hemorrhages.

10.   Improve eye conditions
Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy improves due to the consumption of lemon juice

11. Prevents cancer
Lemon contains 22 anti-cancer compounds that prevents cancer cell growth.

12. Provides a fresh fragrance in food
The citrus smell and flavour of the lemon helps to add freshness and flavour to food.
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