Lemon fruit is a fruit that belong to the citrus family, it’s known to have a lot of awesome benefit, but we are going to be focusing on its peels. Record has it that the lemon peels contains 5-10 times more vitamins than its juice itself. Here are 8 amazing benefits of lemon peels.
Before I talk about the benefits of lemon peels I am going to state here that, before usage remove the peel (skin) from the fruit, ensure it is properly washed. You can decide to keep it in a freezer if you are going to add it to your tea, or grate it in your salad, or sun-dry it if you are using it for skincare or other purposes.
Benefits of Lemon Peels
Boosting Immunity and Digestion
Lemon peel help in boosting our immunity and digestion. It is known to have dietary fibres which regulates the bowel and promote healthy digestion. The presence of vitamin C in lemon peels help fight against infection.
Lemon peels helps reduce and maintain cholesterol in the body due to the presence of vitamin C and Polyphenol flavonoid found in the peels of lemon fruit. It also helps to reduce blood pressure.
Fighting Heart Related Diseases
Lemon peel help fight against heart related disease, and also fight cancer cells ( limoniella) at stage one. Lemon peel prevent the growth of cancer cell because of its alkaline measure, which does not give room for cancer cell thrive in your body system.
Rich in Antioxidants
Lemon peel is rich in antioxidants which help in fighting skin related problems such as dark spot, wrinkles and ageing skin. It is beneficial for your health skin, and hair, this is because lemon peels are known to contain enzymes which promotes healthy life.
Helps in Fighting Teeth Related Problems
Lemon peel helps to fight against teeth-related problems like scurvy, bleeding gums and gingivitis. It is said that deficiency in vitamin c could lead to the aforementioned, and lemon peel is known to very rich in vitamin c.
Other health benefits of Lemon Peels
- Lemon peel helps strengthen the bones and prevent osteoporosis, rheumatoid and arthritis.
- Lemon peel contains anti-microbial which fights fungal infections.
- Lemon peels are natural cleaning agents. It is known to contain antibacterial properties which is perfect for killing germs.
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