Health benefits of Lemons and Limes

Lemons and limes have special chemicals that may boost your brain and keeps brain cells safe from toxic substances in your body. It also protects against general cell breakdown and inflammation, preventing brain diseases like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.

One of the most common myths is that the vitamin C in lemons and limes can prevent cold. But what's true is that it helps to keep your immune system running at peak levels. Consuming it at the first sign may help you feel better faster. People with high cholesterol mix lemon juice with garlic. A significant amount of weight loss may happen due to the presence of Polyphenols, a special kind of antioxidant found in lemons and limes.

Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is something you have to get from food as your body does not produce it. This acid helps make collagen, which keeps your skin springy and full. A natural part of aging, wrinkles can't be stopped but we can slow it down with the right vitamins and nutrition.Thiamin and riboflavin, present in lemon is part of a group of vitamins called B complex. It turns your food into the energy you need and help the cells in your body to grow and do their jobs. Presence of flavonoids makes it less likely to get heart disease. The reason is that it helps to keep the fats and sugars in your blood at healthy levels.

Antioxidants in lemons fight free radicals that cause disease. Vitamin C, flavonoids, phenolic acids, essential oils, and coumarins band together to become antioxidants and fight the free radicals that damage cells and lead to diseases. Salmonella bacteria that stays on your food, your cutting board, or your kitchen counter most of the time are killed by lemon. Mix vinegar and lemon juice to zap most of the bacteria in your food in about 15 minutes.

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