Nutritional benefits of consuming lemon and lemon juice

The lemon is most frequently used as a fish garnish, for your soup or as tea supplement. The lemon can also be used instead vinegar when preparing green salad.

Compared to its size, the lemon is exceptionally rich with vitamin C. Only two tablespoons of lemon juice contain 12, 9 milligrams of vitamin C or 21 percent of recommended daily value. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant so it protects cells in your organism from free radicals which are actually damaged cells which can cause damage to your healthy cells. Other vitamins in the lemon and its juice can be found in rather less quantity (B6 vitamin, folic acid and thiamine). The mineral composition of the lemon includes 34, 7 mg of potassium or 1 percent of recommended daily value and calcium, magnesium and phosphor in smaller quantities.

lemon and lemon juice benefits

The lemon contains compounds called limonoids which are responsible for its bitter flavor. Like the vitamin C, the limonoids have antioxidant properties which help in the destruction of free radicals, as well as having a role in preventing the development and growth of cancer cells.

Blood sugar level is heightened either when your organism can’t produce enough insulin or it doesn’t properly respond to insulin. If not treated, high blood sugar level can cause other complications like problems regarding your eyes, kidneys and heart. The lemon contains a compound called hesperidin which can positively change the function of enzymes in your organism in the early stages of diabetes and helps preventing of certain complications in diabetes, provided the high blood sugar level is already present.