Nutritional speaking, lemons do not differ very much from limes. They’re both exceptional sources of vitamin C, potassium, B6, folate, flavonoids, and limonene.
Though lemon and lime juices are both sour and have an acidic quality to their taste, it is very alkalizing within our body and can be exceptionally effective in treating inflammatory disorders such as rheumatism, arthritis, and also prevents the deposit of harmful uric acid.
Limes and lemons contain several phytochemicals high in anti-oxidant and anti-cancer properties that can assist in increasing enzyme levels to detoxify dangerous carcinogens, and effectively protect against bacterial poisoning. Here are listed just a handful of the many astonishing health benefits offered by nature’s sour citrus fruits.
Asthma: Just a tablespoon of lemon juice an hour before each meal has long been a traditional method to relieve asthma.
Cold: The highly potent anti-viral properties in lemon/lime help to fight off infections and slow the progress of colds. Try the juice of two lemons in one half liter of hot water, add raw honey. Sip the mixture slowly before going to sleep.
Constipation: To help to detoxify your body and to relieve constipation, try a daily regimen of drinking one glass of warmed water in the morning mixed with lemon/lime juice and honey, with one small pinch of nutmeg.
Digestion: Lemon/lime juice is known for having some astounding digestive qualities similar to our own digestive enzymes. These citrus fruit juices can effectively aid digestion and can even relieve bloating and excessive gas just as effectively as those produced in your body.
Swollen Gums: Use the white fibrous pulp found under the peel from a freshly squeezed lime to rub your swollen gums to relieve pain. Drink a glass of fresh lime juice diluted with distilled water with a pinch of table salt to reduce your swollen gums.
Heartburn: This one is easy; simply add two teaspoons of concentrated lime/lemon juice into one glass of warm water to relieve frequent heartburn condition.
Dry Skin Conditioner: To replenish and moisturize your dry scaly skin, try rubbing the peel of a lemon directly on the affected areas to restore your skin’s natural softness.
Sore throat: A long traditional method; try mixing one part lemon juice with one part warmed water. Gargle frequently with a pinch of sea or table salt. You will immediately feel its soothing effect on your throat.
Health Tip: Juice either lime or lemon juice into an ice cube tray making ice cubes. Now, just pop a few lemon/lime cubes into your beverage of choice for a refreshing zing while also reaping the immeasurable health benefits.
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