But drinks aren’t the only thing lemons are good for; they’re used to add a pleasant tart to a number of dishes and desserts. It’s something you can find in nearly any fridge, and that’s not just because they’re tasty. Lemons are incredibly good for you and can help prevent and treat a variety of health problems.
This citrus fruit is a fantastic source of vitamin C and fiber. Additionally, lemons contain plant compounds, minerals, and are excellent as an essential oil. The potential health benefits of this hybrid (citron and lime) include:
Lemons are a powerful antioxidant. A lemon provides approximately 21 per cent of a person's daily value (DV). The fiber and plant compounds, also called flavonoids, in lemon could also lower some risk factors for heart disease.
Studies are in progress to learn how and why the lemons and other citrus fruit may have cancer-fighting properties. The modified citrus pectin (MCP) and the limonoids in lemons have shown in animal testing to make it difficult for cancer cells to break off and spread.
Lemons contain citrate, a chemical that can prevent calcium stones from forming. Citrate can also break up small stones and allow them to pass through the urinary system.
Individuals who get adequate amounts of vitamin C seem to have less risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Chinese scientists found that those who took at least 140 milligrams of vitamin C daily had less than a 5 per cent chance of developing diabetes.
This recipe makes for an excellent addition to your Thanksgiving celebration.
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