Published on May 30, 2019

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Lemon exact origin is unknown, but it is believed to come from Asian countries such as India, China and the northern parts of Burma, where local people knew about the health benefits of lemons. Around 1 A.D. they arrived in Europe, but do not grow until the 15th century. Finally, in the 18th and 19th centuries, lemons came to the United States, where they were used as ingredients in recipes and drinks. Currently, the United States ranks seventh in the world in lemon production after India, China and Mexico.

There are ten varieties of lemon grown all over the world, but it’s the Eurkea, which is found in most supermarkets because it grows throughout the year, although their peak season is from April to August.

As for minerals, lemons are high in potassium and phosphorus. Other minerals found in lemons include magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, selenium, manganese, copper, and zinc.


Lemon Juice

For many years, lemon juice has been used to treat and cure many diseases and is an effective ingredient in many other treatments. This can be taken daily as a preventative measure. Lemon juice should be your first thought when you need a remedy.

  • Lemon juice can be used to stimulate digestion, such as stomach acid, bloating and belching, as it can cleanse the liver and stimulate the production of bile that helps digestion. Recent studies also show that it helps reduce the incidence of gallstones. Problems with constipation and intestines can be alleviated, because lemon juice helps to quickly eliminate body waste, so juiced lemon acts as an all round digestive system boost.
  • Lemon juice is good for people on low-salt diets because it contains a lot of potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure.
  • It can help in cleansing urinary tract infections and helps in treating arthritis and rheumatism, because if they remove toxins and harmful bacteria.
  • Lemon juice has only 29 calories per half cup of juice (whole lemon, when the juice is prepared, contains only three tablespoons of juice) with a small amount of fat and a small amount of protein. Feeding the pulp will net you to two and a half grams of fiber. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, but also contain vitamin A, as well as vitamins B1 and B2 (thiamine and riboflavin), niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.
  • Lemon juice has antiseptic properties and can clear skin defects, reduce wrinkles and help fight aging.
  • Respiratory disorders are treated and cured by drinking lemon water. Diabetes can also be prevented or controlled in this way.
  • Squeezing lemon juice into fruits, such as apples and bananas, will keep them fresh after slicing, using the power of antioxidants that are abundant in the juice. Mixing lemon juice and olive oil will make a healthy salad dressing. Lemons also make good pickles, which are delicacies in Eastern countries.

Acidic properties and a strong mixture of nutrients and vitamins in lemon juice can be used in many medical and culinary situations. The health benefits of lemons stem from this fantastic combination of nutrients and can enjoy drinks, dressings and desserts.

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