Lemons are refreshing, sour, and flavorous citrus fruit. Various species of lemons grow in India like Lime, Assam Nimbu (Nemu Tenga), Genoa, Pat Nebu(পাতি লেবু), etc. We feel relaxed & refreshed drinking cold lemon water after getting tired.
Dark green to yellow, round to oblong, it is found in various shapes and sizes. Also, they differ in tastes. It has many health benefits and risks too. Here read about what health benefits the fruit adds and the risks.
A medium-size (around 50 gram) of lemon gives you
- Carbohydrates : 5.41gram
- Calcium: 15.1 mg
- Iron: 0.35 mg
- Magnesium: 4.6 mg
- Phosphorus: 9.3 mg
- Potassium: 80 mg
- Vitamin C: 30.7 mg
- Vitamin A: 0.6 micrograms
- Folate: 6.4 micrograms
- Choline: 3.0 micrograms
- Flavonoids: 12 mg
In addition, the flavorous citrus fruit contains Vitamin B6, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Copper, and Manganese.
Benefits of Eating Lemons:
The fruit contains a high amount of dietary fiber. And the soluble fibers help reduce indigestions and constipation.
Good for Heart Health:
Vitamin C in lemons improves immunity and reduces the risk of heart disease. Also, help in removing bad cholesterol and lowers homocysteine levels.
Lowers Stroke Risk:
The flavonoids in this citrus fruit, help lowering Brain Stroke risk in women.
Help in Weight Management:
You will feel full after intake the citrus fruit because it contains dietary fiber. Also, as it boosts digestion, you can lose weight using lemons in your diet. And it prevents you from snacking unnecessarily.
The citrus fruit does not contain much iron it. However, vitamin C in lemon help increase iron absorption in the body. Therefore it prevents anemia.
Prevent Kidney Stone formation:
Citric Acid in citrus fruit prevents kidney stone formation and also breaks new small stones. The more citric acid in your urine, the safer you are.
Prevent Common Cold:
The antioxidants in lemons ward off flu and cold-causing bacteria. Also, its anti-microbial property works against many pathogenic bacteria.
Risks of eating lemons:
This fruit is quite good for you. But if you intake it in excess, then it may cause gastric reflux problems for the people who are already suffering from the health issue. In addition, citric acid wears out the teeth’s enamel. So, it is better to drink lemon water with a straw.
What are the benefits of drinking honey and lemon?
Drinking honey and lemon together will be advantageous. It boosts immunity, helps cure a common cold, detoxes your body, and helps in weight management.
What are the benefits of lemon tea?
Lemon tea prevents acidity, improves skin health, boosts your immunity, and helps manage weight. However, pregnant women should not drink because it may trigger miscarriage and other side effects.