You would have often heard how lemon water serves as a perfect βmorning drink,β all thanks to the amazing benefits that lemon provides. Helping in aiding the digestive system and eliminating the waste products, lemons have incredible effect on your body that makes it one of the must have fruits to consume on a daily basis.
Nutritional value of lemon
Lemon is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fibre and contains less than 25 calories. It also has medicinal values and antibacterial properties and also contains iron and vitamin A.
Lemon juice contains about 5% to 6% citric acid which gives a source taste and makes it a key ingredient in various foods and drinks.
Benefits of Lemon:
Helps reduce weight
Gives relief from fever and cold
Soothes toothache and cleanses teeth
Provides relaxation to feet and treats coms
Eases pain of sunburn and bee stings
Helps fade scars and prevents wrinkle and blackheads
Contains high blood pressure
Stops internal bleeding and nose bleeds
Treats rheumatism and arthritis
Cures indigestion and constipation
Reduces dandruff and gives hair a natural shine
Lemon is an excellent source of potassium which is good for the health of heart, brain and nerve functions.
It helps in flushing out toxins by enhancing enzyme function and stimulating the liver.
The antioxidants in lemon help in keeping the skin blemish-free
Lemons help in reducing inflammation as it helps in removing uric acid which is one of the main causes of the same.
Lemons also help in reducing anxiety and depression and helps in fighting viral infections.
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