Lemon and Limes?

In Uncategorized on February 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm
A few days ago I found a yummy looking recipe for a Lemon Protein smoothie, Taylor and I both thought that sounded delicious. Doesn’t that make you long for summer days? Anyways, unless cooking, I never really eat or use lemons. So of course I was intrigued and thought I would look up the health benefits of eating/drinking lemon and lime juice. And I’m really glad I did!

*Disclaimer: I am in no way a health expert, just trying to be more health minded. My “in-deapth” research consisted of about a 10 minute google search. I’ll list my links below… ;).

Health benefits of lemons.
1. Being a citric acid fruit, it helps fight infections. 
2. It also is an antioxidant.
3. It lowers blood pressure while increasing good cholesterol. 
4. It helps with everything from acne, dry skin, wrinkles, and prevents common cold.
5. Marinate seafood with lemon juice to kill bacteria.
6. Contains Vitamin A & C.
Pretty much any nasty function our body has, ie constipation, phelgm, bile, vomiting – it helps prevent all that. 
I also found it very interesting that lemon juice has been found to kill bacteria of malaria and other deadly diseases.
Health benefits of Limes.
Like the lemon, limes are another citric acid fruit. They also help with weight loss, constipation, eye care,  & good digestion. Among MANY other things.
1. Helps cure dandruff, bruises, & rashes. So maybe consider taking a lime juice bath every now and then…I know I will.
2. Scratching the peel of a lime and inhaling has been known to give immediate relief of congestion and nausea.
3. The citric acid found in limes is a great fat burner and it’s natural!
4. Can help bring down fevers. 
Just a few that I found really interesting. I think I will start adding more lemons to my water.
I used these articles as reference:

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