Best health benefits of lemons

Health benefits of lemons 

The lemon comes from a flower plant called the Rutaceae. This plant is native to Asia for many years now the lemon has been used in food along with be used for medical purposes.

The lemon itself is intact a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron, they hold elevated levels of vitamin C and the tree produce fruits all year with one tree producing around 600lb of lemon every year

 

Best health benefits of lemons

Let us have a look at the benefits of eating lemon

1. Boots immunity

2. Helps to balance pH levels

3. Flushes out unwanted substance

4. Decreases wrinkles

5. Aids with toothache

6. Helps to purify the blood

7. Improves digestive health

8. Can help towards a healthy HDL level

9. Aids with inflammatory relief

10. Reduces kidney stone formation

11. It is a natural diuretic

12. Increases energy

13. Protects cell damage

14. Fights free radicals

15. Increases iron absorption

16. Protects the skin from damage

17. Prevents asthma

18. Contains vitamin C

19. Aids with weight loss

20. Reduces cancer risks

21. The scent of lemons lowers stress levels

22. Antibacterial properties

23. Helps cure throat infections

24. Reduces fever

25. Relieves respiratory problems

26. Good for the brain and heart health

Recommendations

There has been many study’s that has produced evidence that suggests their are significant health benefits to eating your five a-day.

The recommendation which has been suggested by the World health organisation (WHO) is 400 grams a day, this will help to lower the risks of many illnesses and diseases such as some cancers, strokes and heart attacks, it can also lower the risks of diabetes, high blood pressure and keep your immune system topped up to protect you from common colds and flu’s, and constipation.

 

Fruits and vegetables should be eating as a variety to maximise their nutritional properties. Most fruit and vegetables are generally low in calories along with fat when eaten raw or cooked in a healthy way such as steaming.

 

Almost every fruit and vegetable will count towards your five a day, and can be eaten fresh, canned, frozen, dried or juiced. Although juiced fruit and vegetables should be kept to 150ml a day. this is because the process of juicing them will release the free sugars with in the fruit or vegetable.

What counts as a portion

80g of fresh fruit and vegetables either frozen, fresh, canned . However canned fruit and vegetables should be brought in water.

30g of dried fruits, which should be eaten with a meal to help lower the risks of tooth decay.

80g of beans and pulses

Thanks for reading my short blog on the health benefits of lemons.

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By Aaron Christopher Slade

A.C.S Nutritional Therapist and weight loss specialist. A registered nutritional therapist.

A.C.S Nutritional Therapist and weight loss specialist.
A registered nutritional therapist.