Lemons, which are high in Vitamin C, may reduce risks of heart disease and cancer.
Lemons (limones) are among the world’s most popular citrus fruits. They are a hybrid of the original citron and lime. Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C, soluble fiber, and plant compounds that give them a number of health benefits. Lemons may aid weight loss and reduce your risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, digestive issues, and cancer. Lemons are a very healthy fruit, with a distinct, pleasant taste and smell that make them a great addition to foods and drinks.
Lemons are high in heart-healthy vitamin C and several beneficial plant compounds that may lower cholesterol. Vitamin C and citric acid help in the absorption of non-heme iron from plants. This may prevent anemia. Their main fiber is pectin, which may help lower blood sugar levels. Drinking lemon water may decrease stress, enhance immune function, help prevent anemia, reduce your risk of kidney stones, and protect against several diseases.
Lemons are usually well tolerated but may cause allergies or skin irritation in some people. Large amounts may be harmful to dental health.