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Benefits Of Lemon

Benefits of Lemon

Benefits of Lemons: Lemons are a popular fruit that people use in small quantities and with herbs and spices, but they are rarely consumed alone, due to their intense, sour flavor. They give flavor to many sauces, salad dressings, marinades, drinks, and desserts, and they are also a good source of vitamin C.

9 Health Benefits of Lemon

  • Lowering stroke risk
  • Maintaining a healthy blood pressure
  • Cancer prevention
  • Maintaining a healthy complexion
  • Preventing asthma
  • Increasing iron absorption
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Weight loss
  • Helps to fight weakness

Nutritional facts of Lemon Per 100g

17 calories

0.64 g of protein

0.17 g of fat

5.41 g of carbohydrate, including 1.6 g of fiber and 1.45 g of sugar

15 milligrams (mg) of calcium

0.5 mg of iron

7 mg of magnesium

13 mg of phosphorus

116 mg of potassium

2 mg of sodium

0.05 mg of zinc

9 micrograms (mcg) of folate

1 mg of vitamin A

Vitamins and Minerals of Lemon

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Side-Effects of Lemon

Lemon contains citric acid, which may erode tooth enamel (an ironic twist for people using lemon to help bad breath). To limit the risk, drink lemon water through a straw, and rinse your mouth afterward. When it comes to heartburn, lemon water can go either way. The acidic citric acid may stimulate heartburn in some people. Others may experience relief from heartburn since lemons become alkaline in the digestive tract. If lemons aggravate your heartburn, avoid drinking lemon water.

If you experience the need for extra bathroom breaks while drinking lemon water, it’s more than likely caused by increased water intake.

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