Lemons and limes derive from citrus fruit family and are abundant with vitamin C, and other numerous minerals.
When you drink their juice they have an alkaline effect on your body. Limonene which is an essential oil is contained in the yellow lemon peel.
The Nutritional Benefits of Lemon and Lime
Lemon and lime are full of B6, phytochemical, vitamin C, flavonoids, vitamin C, and limonene. Limonene has the ability to promote the production of enzymes that have anti-cancer properties and which detoxify carcinogens.
The Health Benefits of Lemons and Limes
Lemons and limes have powerful anticancer and antioxidant properties. They are packed with antibiotics which are extremely effective in fighting bacteria in the body.
We will present some of the health benefits of lemons and limes:
1. Reduce frequency of heartburn
Mix 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed undiluted lemon or lime juice in a glass of water to relieve your heartburn.
2. Treat Asthma
Consume 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 1 hour before each meal in order to relieve your asthma.
3. Gain relief from cholera
Lemon/lime juice can help you to kill the cholera bacilli virus due to its antiviral properties. Just drink a cup of lemon/lime juice on a regular basis. Also, make sure to drink equal amounts of water.
4. Relieve your burning heel and soles of your feet
Rub a slice of lemon on the affected are. It will help you to get relief from painful feet, soles, or heels. Moreover, it can eliminate the toxins from the feet pores.
5. Fight common cold with lemon and lime
You need to mix 2 fresh lemons in a half a liter of warm water. For a better taste, you can add natural raw honey. Drink this beverage at night, before going to sleep. Lemon and lime have anti-viral properties which can help you to treat cold. Furthermore, it will fight off the infection by boosting the body’s immune response.
6. Relieve your constipation issues
Mix a lemon or lime to a glass of warm water in order to get instant relief from your constipation. Also, for a better taste, you can add some natural raw honey. You need to drink this beverage before breakfast. This drink will also detoxify your body.
7. Improve your digestion
Lemon or lime can prevent the feeling of bloating and belching and will provide relief from indigestion.
8. Relax and soak your feet
Make a solution of lemon or lime and warm water and soak your feet in. You will feel instant relax which will improve your sleeping.
9. Nourish your skin
You can nourish your dry and scaly skin and make it softer by rubbing a lemon peel on it.
10. Reduce swollen gums
Mix freshly squeezed and diluted lime juice and drink it in order to relief your swollen gums. To relieve the swelling you can use the albedo (the white flesh under the peel) of lime or lemon.
11. Relieve you sore throat problems
To provide instant relief from a sore throat you need to gargle a mixture of lemon juice and warm water.
12. Take care of inflammatory disorders
Lemon or lime juice can help you to prevent rheumatism, sciatica, and arthritis. It can prevent the buildup of uric acid in the body’s tissues, thus reducing the risk of gout.
When you prepare your lemon or lime juice you need to include the whole fruit including the peel. Make sure to buy 100% organic fruits and wash properly the fruits.
You can obtain all nutrients from the fruit by juicing the entire fruit. The limonene is included in the part under the peel, the white part of the fruit.
Pour lemon and lime in an ice cube tray and put it in the refrigerator. Make sure not to keep them more than 2 weeks because they will lose their potency and taste.
Note: You should stop using these citrus fruits if you notice that you have an allergic reaction to them.