Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lemon : Health in your hands

Lemon is a bundle of great benefits. Since ancient civilization time, lemon has become the part of life serving various purposes   right from food ingredient, medicine to cleansing agent and so on. Lemon mainly contains citric acid (5%) which give it characteristic sour taste. Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C. Along with it also contains B complex iron, potassium, and other important vitamins, minerals. It belongs to citrus family. Lemon fruit is a modified berry, with outer rind. Inner flesh comprises of numerous juice filled vesicle.
Lemon is a little wonder of nature with healing power. It’s a low calorie fruit with many benefits like
·         It increases HDL Cholesterol level known as good cholesterol.
·         Hesperidin present in lemon has been found to lower blood sugar by enhancing glucose metabolism from blood.
·          Lemon has antibacterial and antiviral, anti-oxidant properties.
·         Enhances body immunity, helps to eliminate harmfull free radicles from blood, helps in digestion, stimulates brain are reduces fatigue.
·          Prevents scurvy, play role in dissolving kidney stones.
·          It helps curing acne, and also found beneficial in some types of skin cancer.
 But one thing to be noted is lemon contains acid in it so excessive consumption may exacerbate acid peptic disorders.
Little bit of lemon juice can prevent cut apple from browning. It  acts as natural bleach. Eliminate foul odour, it serves as natural Room freshener, stain remover& ant repellent.
One upon a time Lemons were so rare that kings used to present them as a gift. Lemon is very precious gift of nature. By considering the usefulness of this fruit it can be called as a all-rounder for all generations.
 Instructions to take lime water

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