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Lime and lemon add a refreshing zest to almost any drink that cleanses and improves the immune properties of your already healthy glass of juice.

Lime: The lime is a small citrus fruit, such as a small orange, with skin and flesh that are green in color.

It is round with a diameter of approximately one to two centimeters. Most limes are sour and have a sour taste, but when consumed it is really alkaline.

Lemon: The lemon is a small, oval fruit that is approximately two to three centimeters in diameter. The outer skin is bright yellow in color and contains essential oil that is mainly limonene. Like the lime, lemon has a sour and sour taste, but when consumed it has an alkaline effect in the stomach.

health benefits of lime and lemon

Nutritional Benefits of lime and lemon

The nutritional value of limes does not differ much from that of lemons. They are both excellent sources of vitamins C, B6, potassium, folic acid, flavonoids and the excellent phytochemical limonene.

Limonene has anticancer effects and helps increase the level of enzymes that detoxify carcinogens.

Health benefits of lime and lemon

Limes and lemons contain excellent phytochemicals that have many antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. They are powerful detoxifying agents with an anti-biotic effect that protects against bacterial poisoning.

Asthma: Take a tablespoon of lemon juice at least an hour before each meal to relieve asthma.

Burning soles / feet: Rub a sliced ‚Äč‚Äčlemon over the burning sole / foot / heel to relieve pain and to remove toxins through the pores of the feet.

Cholera: The powerful anti-viral properties in lime / lemon can be deadly cholera bacilli within a very short period of time. Drink a portion of juice and a portion of water regularly, especially during an epidemic.

Common cold: The antiviral properties in lime / lemon combat infections and stop the cold. Take the juice of two lemons in half a liter of hot water and add raw honey to taste. Sip slowly before bedtime.

Constipation: Drink a glass of warm water every morning with some lime / lemon juice with raw honey. Stir in a pinch of cinnamon powder. This helps your body to detoxify and relieve constipation.

Digestion: Lime / lemon juice have great digestive properties that are very similar to our digestive enzymes. It thus effectively aids in digestion and relieves bloating and farmers.

Feet tired: Soak your feet after a long day in very warm water with lime / lemon juice to enjoy the cooling, astringent feeling. This will also help in promoting deep sleep due to the relaxing effect on the foot nerves.

Gums, swollen: Drink a glass of diluted fresh lime juice with a pinch of sea salt to relieve the pain of swollen gums. Use the albedo (the white substance under the skin) of the squeezed lime and rub the gums.

Gastric acid: Add two teaspoons of concentrated lime / lemon juice to a glass of warm water and drink to relieve heartburn.

Inflammatory disorders: Although lime / lemon juice is acidic and acidic, it is in fact highly alkalizing in the body and is very effective in treating inflammatory disorders such as rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, etc. It also prevents the deposition of uric acid in the tissues, causing the risks of gout are reduced.

Skin, dry: Rub the zest of a lemon on dry or flaky skin to restore softness and add moisture to the skin.

Sore throat: Mix a part of lemon juice with a part of water. Grumble regularly and feel the calming effect on the throat. You can also add a pinch of sea salt for extra effect.

Consumption tips

The highest content of limonene is found in the white spongy inner parts of the lemon. When squeezing a lemon, put the whole fruit together with the skin to get the most nutrition out of it (make sure you wash and brush the dirt off the skin before doing this).

Make it a habit to put limes / lemons (together with zest) in your drinking water or juices to enjoy all the medicinal properties. With lemon juice in your drink, the absorbability of the other nutrients in your drink is increased to five times!

Tip: Squeeze a glass of lime or lemon juice and make ice cubes. If you drink something, put a few lime / lemon cubes in your drink for a refreshing taste while enjoying the enormous health benefits.

Limes and lemons can be stored for up to a month with this trick. Although they can actually be kept longer, it soon loses its taste after too long.

When buying lemons, pay attention to the stem end of the lemon. About four or five lines should radiate from the stem. The greater the number of these lines, the higher the mineral content of the lemon.

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Despite all the goodness that limes / lemons offer as mentioned above, don't always forget to take moderation only. More is not always better.

Some people are allergic to citrus peel, so if you take lime / lemon juice that has been extracted with the peel, check if there is an allergic reaction afterwards.

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