Citruses and lemons are fruits that are widely known for their abundance in vitamin C which treats various health conditions. Lemon’s medicinal characteristics were find out in the middle of 18th century, at the time when it was used against infections and flu by the ship sailors. Today, lemons are so popular and used in numerous natural homemade remedies.
One average-sized lemon has 17 calories, 0.2 gr. of fat, 0.6 gr. of protein, 1.6 gr. of fiber, 5.4 gr. of carbs, and 1.5 gr. of sugar. One lemon will provide you with 50% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. A cup of lemon juice (freshly squeezed) has 24% of the RDA of vitamin C.
Take a look at the best health benefits of lemons:
-Balances your pH levels,
– Strengthen the immune system;
-Expels toxins from the body,
-Treats skin problems,
-Treat colds and the flu.
Besides, lemons has the capacity to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases. At the same time, they can eliminate acne, improve the iron absorption, and maintain a healthy skin complexion. Only one glass of lemon water on an empty stomach in the morning will provide you with the needed energy for the forthcoming day. It reduces the risk of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, as well.
But, lemon peel is beneficial as well, according to experts. It provides you with even better health benefits. It has powerful antibacterial and antiseptic features which fight various infections and reduce pain. If you rub lemon peel on painful body part, the pain will disappear very quickly. So, that’s the reason why should not throw away the lemon peel next time you consume this fruit.