Medicinal Properties of Lemons

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Lemon Juice has the highest concentration of vitamin C of the citrus family. It is a fruit that can go with a large variety of foods, and can enhance, preserve, and balance a good meal. Lemon Juice is highly recognized for its medicinal values. Lemon is high is acid just like the grape fruit and should be taken in moderation and diluted with water. A recommended mix is one part lemon to 2 or 3 parts water. Yet even at this concentration, it may have a bit of a bite. As a mild laxative and a good blood purifier, it promotes the secretion of bile, and is used to prevent the formation of gall stones and acid deposits.

It is often used to avert the feeling of nausea by sipping a diluted mix, yet drinking lemon juice straight helps relieve sore throats, coughs, colds bronchitis, asthma, catarrh and the flu. This is possible due to the anti-bacterial properties which help fight any infections.

Full of anti oxidants, lemon juice also help protect our bodies from heart disease, by attacking any free radical cells in our body caused by pollution residue, cigarettes and the suns radiation. Not surprising that free radicals seem to age our bodies faster on a cellular level that promote a rich environment for disease and breakdown. There are many uses and benefits from lemons. It is noted however the lemon juice should not be taken when the intestinal tract and digestive system is inflamed.

Nutrients in lemon

There are many nutrients in lemons that are beneficial for our daily energy levels and routine. It is hard to believe so many different nutrients are actually packed into these little yellow bundles of bitterness. Surprisingly though, the most bitter freshest lemons are actually better for you. Outlined below is a breakdown on the nutrients found in most lemons (per 100 grams):

Calcium   26 mg
Carbohydrates 8.2 g
Fat 0.3 g
Iron   0.6 mg
Magnesium 8 mg
Phosphorus   16 mg
Potassium 138mg
Protein   1.1 g
Sodium     2 mg
Vitamin A   20 mg
Vitamin B1 0.04ug
Vitamin B2 0.02 mg
Vitamin B3 0.1 mg
Vitamin C 53 mg
Energy - KJ 134
calories 32

It is best to choose lemons that have a bright yellow, firm and heavy textured skin, as they will have the most juice. If the skin is really thin, there is no need to peel them before juicing. Remember the old saying - have a couple of lemons every week to give your body a tweek. Either way you look at it, lemons are good for you so you should include them into your diet.

Fresh lemon juice not only has great health properties, it serves well in many combinations of fresh juice. Enjoy a lemon today.

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There are many other great health tips, on our website: go to http://www.whathealthfood.com/juice . The author David Cummings enjoys both eating and living healthy, and loves to get out onto the beach and breathe the fresh air whenever possible. If you have any questions, then email us: info@mywealthyweb.com . To your healthy life, David.

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This article was published on 2010/04/02