How well do you known lime? For the sake of knowledge, lime is a small, round, green-color hybrid citrus fruit which has numerous health benefits. Also, due to its acidic sour juice nature and unique aroma, the lime fruit is widely used in various cuisines to accent flavour.
Below are some of the benefits:
IT IMPROVES SKIN QUALITY
Limes contain vitamin C and antioxidants. These are ingredients present in many commercial skin products. When consumed with water, the natural ingredients in the lime juice can help improve the appearance of aging skin.
FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Nutritionists often recommend drinking a glass of water with a meal to help prevent overeating. The citric acid found in lime juice helps boost a person’s metabolism, helping them burn more calories and store less fat.
IT PROMOTES WATER CONSUMPTION
It has been advised that people who do not drink enough water should add a squeeze of lime to enhance the flavour, which may encourage them to drink more water.
IT IMPROVES IMMUNE SYSTEM
The vitamin C and the antioxidants contained in limes provide support to the body’s immune system. When taken regularly, lime water might help prevent and shorten the lifespan of colds and cases of flu.
IT REDUCES RISK OF HEART DISEASE
Limes contain high levels of magnesium and potassium. These elements help support the overall health of the heart. In particular, potassium can improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure.
IT PROTECTS AGAINST ANEMIA
Anemia is a blood disorder often caused by an iron deficiency. Although limes don’t contain much iron but because they’re high in vitamin C, they can help increase the amount of iron the body can absorb.
IT LOWERS RISK OF CANCER
The d-limonene found in citrus fruits have multiple health benefits and one of them is cancer prevention. Limes also contain a flavonoid called naringenin, which medical researchers have agreed to have strong cancer-preventing properties.
RELIEF FROM RESPIRATORY DISEASES
The flavonoid-rich oil that is extracted from limes is extensively used in anti-congestive medicines such as balms, vaporizers and inhalers due to the presence of kaempferol. Just scratching the peel of lime and inhaling it gives immediate relief from nasal congestion and nausea.