Fantastic Facts on LEMONS

One lime contains approximately: 20 calories

Nutrition Facts

  1. 7 grams carbohydrates

  2. 0.1 gram fat

  3. 0.5 grams protein

  4. 1.9 grams dietary fiber

  5. 19.5 milligrams vitamin C (32 percent Daily Value)

  6. 22.1 milligrams calcium (2 percent DV)

  7. 0.4 milligram iron (2 percent DV)

  8. 68.3 milligrams potassium (2 percent DV)

In addition to the above nutrients, lemons also contain a small amount of vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, copper, magnesium and phosphorus.

6 Ways Your Body Benefits from Lemon Water

1. It promotes hydration

Water is the best drink for hydration, but some don’t like the taste of it on its own. Adding lemon enhances the flavor of water, which may help you drink more.

2. A rich source of vitamin C

Citrus fruits like lemons are immense reservoirs of vitamin C, a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals. Vitamin C also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke and lowers blood pressure.

3. Promotes weight loss

Research proved that polyphenol antioxidants found in lemons significantly reduce weight gain

4. Improves skin texture

Vitamin C in lemons helps in reducing skin wrinkling, dry skin from aging, and damage from the sun.

5. Aids in proper digestion

Drinking lemon water as an early morning laxative helps prevent constipation.

6. Prevents kidney stones

The citric acid content in lemons helps prevent kidney stones. Citrate, a component of citric acid, paradoxically makes urine less acidic and may even break up small stones. Drinking lemon water not only gets you citrate, but also the water you need to help prevent or flush out stones

6 Negatives of lemon

1.    Decay tooth enamel

2.    Worsen canker sores

3.    Aggravate heartburn and ulcers

4.    Can cause nausea and vomiting

5.    Can lead to frequent urination

6.    Can trigger migraine in patients

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