This small citrus fruit from the Kashmir region on the borders of China imported to the Middle East. From lemon pie to lemon curd through the limoncello, the lemon has won all ages due to its tangy taste and invigorating.
Lemon, a vitamin C star
Like all citrus fruits, it contains a large amount of vitamin C which helps boost the immune system. This vitamin is found in the fruit even several weeks after it has been picked because it is protected by the skin. On the other hand, it oxidizes very quickly in contact with air. So quickly use your lemon juice so as not to lose any of its benefits.
Half a lemon squeezed every morning with lukewarm water helps you get fitter and reduce the duration and effects of an infection when you are sick. In essence, it sees its virtues multiplied and thus prevents fatigue. But vitamin C also helps to have glowing skin, to fight against the effects of stress and air pollution.
Full of antioxidants
Lemon is packed with antioxidants. These, when derived from citrus fruits, are specifically related to the prevention of certain cancers such as mouth, throat, and stomach. Lemon also contains flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals responsible for cell aging. Numerous studies have also shown that flavonoids play a real role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
The famous lemon detox
Lemon is also known to be a natural ally in weight loss, so much so that a diet based on its properties alone has even been created. While it does not make you lose weight, strictly speaking, it cleanses the body by eliminating toxins and helps to easily digest lipids. All without calorie intake. The pectin it contains reduces the feeling of hunger and helps prevent cravings.