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Nutritional Value of Lemons

Submitted by Nick on March 21, 2011

Lemons taste tart and tangy. A squeeze of fresh lime juice can perk up grilled dishes, lentil soups and even rice dishes. Add a dash of lime to a glass of cool water and add some sugar to make yourself the most refreshing drink around. Used as extracts for juices, as taste enhancers, and in crisp salads, lemons can also be good for your health.

This citrus fruit is well known for its medicinal and culinary uses. Packed with vitamin C, lemons can cure a host of health problems.

Lemons are known to be good for the stomach and can help cure digestive problems. Mix a dash of lime in warm water to get relief from parasites, heartburn, and nausea. If you have been having problems digesting your food or suffer from constipation, then drink a glass of warm water with honey and lemon juice for relief.

Lemon juice is also good for skin care and is a natural antiseptic medicine. Lemon not only acts as an anti-aging remedy, it can also rejuvenate your skin. If you have scars, then apply some fresh lime juice on the areas to lighten the scars.

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You can use lemon juice mixed in water for dental care. Massage lemon juice on your gums to stop bleeding. You can also try to get relief from toothache by applying lemon juice.

If you have bad breath, then lemon juice can be of help. Since lemons have antibacterial properties, lemon juice can be used to cure throat infections. You can use a mixture of lemon juice and warm water for gargling.

It is believed that lemon juice and honey mixed in lukewarm water, when consumed first thing in the morning, can help a person lose weight. Lemon juice can control high blood pressure, reduce nausea and dizziness, and can decrease depression and stress. Lemon water is often recommended for people with heart problem. Lemon water is also good for people suffering from respiratory problems. By flushing out toxins from the body, lemon water can also bring relief from rheumatism. Fresh lemon juice acts as a blood purifier.

The flavonoid compounds in lemons have anti-cancer and antioxidant properties. Lemons also are a great source of vitamin C, which can neutralize free radicals in the body. Lemons also contain sodium, zinc, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, manganese, magnesium and copper. It also has a trace of vitamin B2, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and thiamin.

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