Lemons are one of those foods that you either absolutely love or hate. There’s no denying it: They’re sour. Well, if you find yourself on the side of those who can sink your teeth into a juicy slice of lemon without pulling a face, there’s reason to celebrate.
This punchy citrus is good for more than just your shot of tequila on a night out. It’s actually a superb way to stay healthy and with winter ahead of us, we’re taking a closer look at the health benefits of lemon.
The first and foremost health quality of this bright yellow fruit is its high quantities of Vitamin C, making it an excellent immune booster. According to Medical News Today, one 58g lemon can contain up to 30mg of vitamin C.
Another great perk is that Vitamin C helps promote the formation of collagen, the support system of the skin.
And it doesn’t stop there. Healthline explains that fiber and plant compounds could lower some risk factors for heart disease, quoting a study that showed eating 24g of citrus fiber extract daily for a month reduced total blood cholesterol levels.
So, keep adding that freshly squeezed lemon juice to your dishes for flavour. It goes well with salads, as well as fish. You can also drink a squirt in some hot water daily instead of coffee, if you’re a brave soul.