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Lemon; a blessing for all of us

By on May 27, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Nothing is better than a glass full of icy chilled lemonade in summers. But do you know that lemon is far more beneficial than just making you feel cool in a hot sunny day? The following information will prove the health benefits of lemon and you may start using lemon more frequently than you actually do.

A peel-less lemon possess:

Calories 24

Protein 0.92 gm

Fiber 2.4 gm

Lemon has many minerals:

Calcium – 22 mg

Potassium – 116 mg

Sodium – 2 mg

Magnesium – 7 mg

Iron – 0.5 mg

Copper – 0.031 mg

Phosphorus – 13 mg

Manganese – 0.025 mg

Zinc – 0.05 mg

Selenium 0.3 mcg

Lemon is overloaded with vitamins and has Vitamin C in abundance.

Vitamin C – 44.5 mg

Vitamin A – 18 IU

Folate – 9 mcg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.034 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.067 mg

Vitamin E – 0.13 mg

Niacin – 0.084 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.017 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.16 mg

Lemon and your health:

  • Lemon is good for your heart. Because it is rich in vitamin C, which has abundant anti-oxidant property, it helps you to stay away from many cardiovascular diseases.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory property, when used, it is thought to improve diseases like arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
  • It is thought to have antibiotic effect as well.
  • It proves to have anti-cancer properties.
  • It is a blood purifying substance which cleans the blood from harmful material and is therefore good for digestive system as well.
  • It can minimize the risk of cataract of eyes. A condition in which the intraocular pressure rises.
  • Vitamin C in lemon strengthens immune system.

 

 

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