Lemon is a sour and fragrant edible fruit native from Asia is the smallest among citrus fruits (oranges, pomelo, tangerine) however there are plenty of uses and health benefits of lemon and great nutrition facts.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C (500 mg/L) which boost immune system, iron absorption, growth and repair of normal connective tissue, the collagen fat metabolism and wound healing besides lemon is less in calories just 29 calories per 100g.
Lemon is free saturated fats or cholesterol and a very good source of dietary fiber, low in carbohydrate that make lemon one of the most low glycemic fruits.
Lemons contain a variety of minerals such as calcium, potassium which helps to control heart rate, blood pressure, cell and body fluids.
Lemons are a great antioxidant fruits because of a variety of phytochemicals it contains which have a bio active effect on human body as a free radical scavenger, anti inflammatory because those phytochemicals reduce oxidant injury in the cells.
Uses of Lemon
Because of nutrition richness and health benefits of lemon there are plenty of food and aesthetic uses here are some of the examples:
Food uses of Lemon:
Lemon is used to make natural drinks such lemonade or detox smoothies because of it nutrition facts and to make desserts, vegetables and fruit salads.
Aesthetic uses of Lemon:
Lemon is used to whiten hands, deodorize armpits, for hair it gives softness and shine, to repair the skin it is used to make masks (we can write recipes of masks to clean skin)
Other few Common hacks and health benefits of lemon in our daily routine Hair : Lemon helps in removing dandruff, apply or lemon on the scalp and leave it over night which will help in reducing dandruff. It will also help in hair growth and give shiny hair
Nails : If you have hard and brittle nails, rubbing or keeping your nails in lemon juice for few minutes a day will help your nails be better
Blackheads : Applying Lemon juice on black heads will help remove them
Hygiene : Applying lemon on your hands before or after consuming food will help keep your hands germ free with its acidic factors.
Lemon Water : Health benefits of lemon starts with drinking lemon water which can be used as balancing immune, clearing throat infection,excellent for weight loss, blood purifier etc. we will have a detailed articles of the benefits of lemon water and various recipes which we can make
There are unending health benefits of lemon. When you consider diet, weight loss, keeping yourself healthy, lemon playing an important role in all these.