You would have often heard how lemon water serves as a perfect ‘morning drink,’ 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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