HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMON
HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMON

Lemon is one of the most alkaline-forming foods originated from Assam ( a region in North East India).The health benefits of lemons are due to its most nourishing elements like Vitamin C .

 

Other names of Lemon  –

  • Citrus limon ( Botanical name )
  • Yelumichai  ( Tamil ) 

 

Calories (energy) in Lemon : 57 K.cal / 100 gm

 

Major Nutrients Present in Lemon:

Health Benefits of  Lemon :

Following are the few important health benefits of lemon.

  • Lemon is a great source of vitamin C, which act as antioxidants.
  • Potassium in Lemon helps in cardiac muscle functioning.
  • They are very low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol.
  • It has antibacterial properties which promote clear skin and can speed up healing and relieve itching.
  • Useful to bad breaths and combat toothache easing the pain reducing any swelling.
  • Lemon juice with honey in warm water is a good remedy for fever and constipation.

 

Points of Caution:

  • Excessive consumption of lemon can upset stomach and may also damage teeth.
  • Can lose weight too fast, and can result in extra fat storage and can cause fatigue.

REFERENCES:
Major Nutrients Present- Nutritive Value of Indian Foods from National Institute of Nutrition.

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