Lemon and lime both belong to the same family of citrus fruits which are rich in Vitamin C. Some other citrus fruits like orange and kiwi may aggravate the skin but lemon and lime are eczema-friendly food. Did you know that despite their acidic nature, once they are digested in our system, they are highly alkaline in nature. Our body needs more alkaline food which helps to prevent inflammation.
Myth and Facts
Here are some myths and facts about this fruit :
Benefit of Lemon/Lime in our Diet
It is well known that lemon and lime are rich source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is not only important to strenghten the immune system, but it also makes collagen to keep skin & bone strong. Lemons also contains numerous phytochemicals, including polyphenols, terpenes, and tannins. Phytochemicals are biologically active compounds in food. They are key in preventing some of the processes involved in the development of diseases like cancer (for example, by protecting DNA from oxidative damage).
Lemon/lime is also high in water content and simply by including them as a form of beverage will increase our daily water intake. Our skin stays supple and hydrated by sufficient daily water intake.
How to include lemon/lime in our day
A yogi once said, squeeze a couple of small lime in a liter water bottle with a pinch of sea salt, and drink it throughout the day. Continuously do it for 3 months, and you will notice improvement in your overall health and well-being. The salt neutralizes the effect of the acidic lemon/lime water on your stomach, good for those who have sensitive tummy.
Another way to include lemon is to squeeze them on top of baked fish, grill fish and squeeze lime on steam a steam fish dish.
If you are eating out at the hawker centre or food court, whenever you order a dish of fried noodle, at the Korean or Japanese stall, they typically will include a small lime at the side. Squeeze the juice over your dish and you’ll get your vitamin C boost for the day!
In today’s environment, our body is subjected to too many acidic food and that causes inflammation and affects the balance in our body. This results in our organs working extra hard to create the balance that is required. So, start including this wonder fruit in your diet today.
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