Lemon

By Refadoc, Posted on : Monday, 12 January 2015 - 10:53 pm IST

Lemons Fruit Overview:

Lemons came to become popular in the late 18th century when they were known to cure cases of Scurvy amongst sailors. The sailors found that Lemons and Oranges were very effective in curing the disease as they were the richest sources of Vitamin C.

Today, Lemons are very rarely consumed alone, owing to their intense sour flavor. However, they are extremely popular when they are used in small quantities along with a combination of other herbs and spices. Lemons are also popularly used in order to create Lemon Juice or Lemonade which is a very popular drink all over the world.

Nutritional Breakdown of Lemons:

One raw Lemon contains the following:

Calories                       17

Protein                        0.6 grams

Fat                              0.2 grams

Carbohydrate              5.4 grams

Vitamin C                    51% of the daily requirement

Lemons are also a great source of Iron, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus as well as Copper and Manganese.

Health Benefits of Lemons:

It has been proved that eating high amounts of Citrus Fruits are known to lower down the Ischemic Stroke level in case of women. People who consume more Citrus Fruits are known to have an almost 19% less risk of developing stroke as compared to their counterparts. Here are some of the major health benefits of Lemons:

  • Combats Cancer: Lemons are an excellent source of Vitamin C, which is an antioxidants known to help against the production of free radicals that cause cancer.
  • Maintains a healthy complexion: Vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form can fight against skin damage which is caused due to pollution and sunlight. Lemons are known to improve the skin texture and play a major role in the formation of Collagen which is the basic support structure of the skin.
  • Prevents Asthma: The risk of developing asthma is lower in people who regularly consume Lemons.
  • Boosts Immunity: Lemon and Vitamin C are known to boost the immune system of a person by fighting against the germs which cause the common cold or flu.
  • Increases the Iron Absorption: Iron deficiency is one of the major causes of anemia in poor or underdeveloped countries. Foods that are higher in Vitamin C, such as Lemons are known to maximize the ability of the body to absorb iron. 
Add Comment
Add Comment

Login to Add Comment

Email
Password
Comment as Guest
Eating Better, Living Better

Today magazines, websites and blogs are full of advice onto eating better and maintaining a good diet form. The information is overwhelming as well as confusing at times. With so many food choices

Staying Raw , Staying Healthy

  Cooking imparts flavour to the food, but eating the food raw provides us with the much needed nutrients that help us to stay healthy and fit. Though the choices are very limited wh

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid : Overview Vitamin C has been dubbed as one of the most safest and effective nutrients all over the world. Though plants and certain animals have the abilit

Brussels Sprouts : Health Benefits and Nutrition

Brussels sprouts Brussels sprouts are something we all hated eating up as kids. They suffer from a bad reputation; however that does not mean that they are not beneficial f

20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin

20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin

Jon Keats had written aptly in his poem, ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’. H...
Amazing Health Benefits of Gin

Amazing Health Benefits of Gin

Gin’s major constituent are Juniper Berries which offer tremendous health benefits to whoev...
22 Proven Natural Home Remedies to Remove Blackheads

22 Proven Natural Home Remedies to Remove Blackheads

Though Blackheads can affect you at any age, they are most often an issue that teenagers seem to ...
13 Incredible Benefits of Orange Juice for Radiant Skin & Health

13 Incredible Benefits of Orange Juice for Radiant Skin & Health

Orange Juice is made from unfermented and fresh oranges, providing a variety of health benefits. ...
Rooibos Tea Benefits for Health, Weight Loss, Pregnancy & Side Effects

Rooibos Tea Benefits for Health, Weight Loss, Pregnancy & Side Effects

Not many people know about the amazing health benefits of Rooibos Tea. However, this beverage, wh...

Rosacea

...
Amazing Health Benefits of Vodka

Amazing Health Benefits of Vodka

Vodka is a very popular drink all over the world and around Europe is seen as a drink which can b...
20 Scientific Benefits & Uses of Walnut for Health & Skin

20 Scientific Benefits & Uses of Walnut for Health & Skin

Walnuts can be easily regarded as one of the oldest tree fruits which have been grown by men. The...
Triple X Syndrome

Triple X Syndrome

Triple X Syndrome – Basic Overview Triple X Syndrome results from an abnormality ...
HPV

HPV

Overcoming The Myths Of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) HPV or Human Papilloma Virus is kno...
9 Surprising Health Benefits of Apricots

9 Surprising Health Benefits of Apricots

Apricots are widely known as the yellowish-orange colored fruits which belongs the family of the ...
10 Remarkable Benefits of Chlorophyll

10 Remarkable Benefits of Chlorophyll

There might be a lot of hype when it comes to the healthy benefits of green vegetables, which hav...