From the citrus fruit family, today we are bringing you the amazing benefits of the lemon and the lime. These fruits, just like grape and oranges, are rich in vitamin C and many other minerals. The lemon and the lime are acidic and taste sour. However they are alkaline to the body when you consume their juice. Also you should know that the yellow peel of the lemon has an essential oil, which is known as limonene.
The Nutritional Benefits of Lemon and Lime
Lemon and lime are rich in limonene, flavonoids, phytochemical, potassium, folate, B6 and vitamin C. Limonene is an essential oil, which can help you improve the production of the enzymes that detoxify carcinogens. This oil also has many anti-cancer properties.
The Health Benefits of Lemons and Limes
These two fruits have amazing anticancer and antioxidant properties. Also they contain many antibiotics, which aid you in the fight against all the bacteria in your body. Here in this article we will show you some of the health benefits of these two fruits.
Reduce the frequency of a heartburn:
If you are suffering from a heartburn then you need to try this recipe. For preparing this amazing elixir all you have to do is mix two teaspoon of freshly squeezed undiluted lemon or lime juice with a glass of warm water.
Treatment of Asthma:
Consuming only one tablespoon of lemon juice, one hour before each mean, will relieve your asthma.
Gain cholera relief:
Drinking a cup of lemon or lime every day, will help you kill all the cholera bacilli virus. However it is very important that you drink same amount of water as well, after drinking the lemon juice. The lemons antiviral properties are very effective on cholera. Therefore the lemon juice will help you get rid of the cholera in no time.
Relieve your burning heel and soles of your feet:
You probably did not know that lemon can help you relieve the pain in your heels, feet or the soles of your feet. All you have to do is rub a slice of lemon on the affected part. This method will also encourage the elimination of toxins from the pores of your feet.
Fight common cold with lemon and lime:
For the preparation of this remedy, you need to mix half a liter of water with the juice of two fresh lemons. In order to improve the taste and the health benefits of this remedy, you need to add raw honey to this mixture. You should consume this drink, every night, before going to bed. In addition, you should know that the anti-viral properties of the lemon and the lime are extremely effective in the fight against common cold. These two fruits will also boost your immune system.
Relieve your constipation issues:
If you are suffering from constipation, you can easily solve this problem. All you have to do is mix glass of water with a lemon or lime juice. In order to improve the taste you can add some raw honey. Drink this beverage before breakfast, if you want to get rid of the constipation. Along with getting rid of the constipation, you will also detoxify your body.
Improve your digestion:
These two fruits will stop the bloating and will improve your digestion.
Relax and soak your feet:
Enjoy in the relaxing and cooling effect of these two fruits. These two fruits will relax you and make you fall asleep in no time. All you need to do is prepare a solution of lemon or lime with warm water and soak your feet in it.
Nourish your skin:
These two fruit will help you nourish your skin. All you need to do is rub a lemon peel on a scaly or dry skin. After trying this method your skin will be soft and supple in no time. Finally you need to apply some moisturizer on your skin.
Reduce swollen gums:
Drinking this mixture will help you relief your swollen gums. For preparing this mixture you need to take a freshly squeezed and diluted lime juice and drop a pinch of sea salt in it. You can also use the albedo part of the lemon or the lime to rub your gums with it and relieve the swelling. Just to clarify, the albedo part of the lemon is the white flesh just under the peel.
Relieve you sore throat problems:
Prepare a mixture using equal parts of lemon juice and warm water and use this mixture to gargle. Your sore throat problems will be gone in no time.
Take care of inflammatory disorders:
These two fruits are extremely effective in fighting many inflammatory issues, such as arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica and many other. These fruits can also reduce the risk of gout by inhibiting the buildup of uric acid in your body’s tissues.
The most important thing when juicing a lime or a lemon is to make sure that you include the whole fruit. This means including the peel as well. However it is crucial that you first wash the peel nicely and you also need to make sure that you buy 100% organic fruits, because you donot want to juice the pesticides on GMO lemons or lime, which are practically impossible to wash off from the peel.
In order to obtain all the nutrients, it is very important that you juice the entire fruit. At this point you should know that lemon and limes limonene is high in the white part of the fruit, the part under the peel. That is why it is so important that you juice the entire fruit.
Also you can make things more interesting, by filling your ice cube container with lemon or lime juice and freezing them. Later you can add them to your drink. This is a very interesting hack to try during the summer. However you need to be careful, you must not let these lemon or lime ice cubes stay in the fridge for more than 4 day, because they will lose all their properties.
A note of caution
Finally you should know that you need to take lemon or lime juice in moderation.
In addition, if you notice that you have an allergic reaction to any of these citrus fruits, then you must stop using them.