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The lemon is typically known as a fruit rich in vitamin C, but it is also rich in vitamin A, vitamin B (b1, b2 and b3), vitamin I and vitamin P. In addition to being an excellent source of calcium, copper, magnesium , iodine, iron, phosphorus, silicon, citric acid, malic acid and small amounts of formic acid and acetic acid.

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BENEFITS:

– For Heart: Lemon is excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidant. They help prevent cardiovascular diseases by reducing blood pressure, reducing the risk of hypertension, ensuring correct blood vessel dilation, lowering cholesterol, lowering the risk of congestive heart failure and prevention of angina pectoris.

– Cancer Prevention: Studies have found that compounds found in lemon are known as limonoids, It helps in the fight against skin cancer, mouth, breast, colon and stomach. The benefits of these limonoids also last much longer than the antioxidant powers of most other fruits. Vitamin C Helps protect the body against oxidative stress caused by free radicals.

– Bones and connective tissues: Vitamin C is a water soluble antioxidant which moves along the body of aqueous environments and is free of free radicals that damage healthy cells and promotes inflammation. Vitamin C may be of some help in alleviating the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

– For the Digestive System: Lemon juice can relieve the symptoms of constipation and indigestion. Lemon also acted as a blood purifier and a cleaning agent.

– Against Cataracts: Vitamin C is essential for the functioning of the eyes. Studies found that Lemon can prevent cataracts, increasing blood flow to the eye.

– For Immunity: Lemon contain vitamin C, which is important for proper functioning of the immune system. Adding some lemon in your diet may be all that is needed for colds, flu, and recurrent ear infections.

– Antibiotics Effects: studies proved that flavonoids lemons has effects of antibiotics. The Lemon and Lime juice has been used in African and American cultures as an antibiotic to the ultimate place of sanitation and refrigeration.

– Lose weight: Help you lose weight because it’s low in calories and have fiber, which reduce appetite.

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HOW TO CONSUME:

A good tip to ingest lemon juice is during the meal, because besides the Lemon benefits for weight loss, it also increase the absorption of iron from the meal, helping to prevent or combat anemia.

It can be used as juice, mousse, tea, condiment or salad seasoning. Who has gastritis should always combine it with breads and fruits and never consume it in fasting.

The lemon also can be included in all meals without problems, but it is important to know that no food alone is enough. The best for a feed is the combination of all kinds of nutrients.

Source: SaudeDica

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