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Lemon Juice - Itís Benefits

Written by Vanessa Jones, B.A  | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS, DNB on Feb 16, 2016
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Lemons are extremely popular fruits - it is beneficial when had as lemon water, or applied as skin tonic. Its flavor is delectable in desserts and sorbets and its zest is used for cakes and puddings. With summer setting in, beat the heat with cooling freshness of freshly made lemonade.

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This citrus fruit is a rich source of vitamin C, minerals like calcium, phosphorus and magnesium and proteins and carbohydrates.

Lemon Juice - It's Benefits

Lemon juice in a glass of warm water relieves nausea, heartburn and constipation. It works as tonic and helps the liver produce more bile, it acts as a blood purifier and clears out parasites. Lemon juice increases peristalsis in the bowels, creating bowel movement and alleviating constipation. A bout of hiccups can be relieved by drinking some lemon juice. It is also a diuretic, good for urinary tract infections Ė flushes out toxins and bacteria.

Lemon juice is great for sore throats and tonsillitis Ė gargle with warm water after adding a teaspoon of lemon juice to it. For coughs and colds add some honey and warm water and sip. Half a teaspoon of lemon juice with a cup of warm water- before meals is good for asthma.

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Lemon juice is a blood purifier as it helps the body to remove toxins. It also has 22 anti cancer compounds; the limonene present in lemon juice slows the growth of cancerous tumors. After radiation and chemotherapy, it removes remnant traces of radiation and purifies the blood. It perks up the immune system and is good as an anti-depressant.

Lemon juice gently massaged on bleeding gums effectively stops bleeding. And also deals with bad breath.

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Lemon juice applied on the face for pimples and black heads is a very popular remedy. It can be mixed with some glycerin and used to clear wrinkles and age spots.

Apply lemon juice on oily and greasy oil for shine and luster.

Add lemon juice to vinegar Ė 1tablespoon in 1 cup Ė wash fruits and vegetables with this it helps remove traces of pesticides.

Lemons have a high citric acid content that may irritate your stomach, particularly if you have an ulcer. This acid, even if diluted in water, can damage tooth enamel if consumed in large quantities.

Lemon juice, raw

The nutritional values of "Lemon juice, raw" per 100 grams are:
Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 22
Protein 0.4 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 6.9 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 6 mg 0.6 %
Copper, Cu 0.02 mg 0.8 %
Iron, Fe 0.08  mg 0.44 %
Magnesium, Mg 6 mg 1.5 %
Manganese, Mn 0.01 mg 0.6 %
Phosphorus, P 8 mg 0.8 %
Potassium, K 103  mg 2.94 %
Selenium, Se 0.1 mcg 0.14 %
Sodium, Na 1 mg 0.04 %
Zinc, Zn 0.05 mg 0.33 %
Vitamin A 6  IU 0.12 %
Vitamin C 38.7 mg 64.5 %
Vitamin B6 0.05 mg 2.3 %
Vitamin E 0.15 mg 0.5 %
Vitamin K 0  mcg 0 %
Riboflavin 0.02  mg 0.88 %
Thiamin 0.02 mg 1.6 %
Folate, DFE 20  mcg 5 %
Niacin 0.09  mg 0.46 %
Sugars 2.52 g
Fiber 0.3  g 1.2 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Water 92.31 g
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 1  mcg
Choline 5.1 mg
Lycopene 0  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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