Lemons are rarely consumed as a stand-alone fruit due to their intense sour flavor but it’s really a yellow miracle, and this is why:
Lemons lower stroke risk – Eating higher amounts of citrus fruits such as “Lemons” may lower ischemic stroke risk for women. Those who ate the highest amounts of citrus had a 19% lower risk of ischemic stroke than women who consumed the least.
Maintaining a healthy complexion – The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form or applied topically, can help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin texture? Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of your skin.
Preventing asthma – The risks for developing asthma are lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients, one of these being vitamin C.
Increasing iron absorption – Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in developed countries and a leading cause of anemia. Pairing foods that are high in vitamin C with foods that are iron-rich will maximize the body’s ability to absorb iron.
Combating cancer – As an excellent source of the powerful antioxidant vitamin C, lemons and lemon juice can help fight the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
How can you incorporate more lemons in your diet?
Lemons should be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Lemons pair well with savory as well as sweet dishes. They are often used with fish, shrimp, scallops, chicken and in many Mediterranean dishes, as well as desserts. You can even add a slice of lemon to some warm water for a refreshing thirst quencher.