Physique Global

Superfood – Lemon

Lemons are a favorite all over the world and an essential food in kitchen everywhere. Lemon is enriched with nutrients like Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Thiamine, Zinc and multiple more that have their specific role in your body and boost health, wellness and body fitness.

Not only do lemon add abundant flavor to a variety of dishes, but they also boast a ton of health benefits. Let us check out a few of these –

  1. Boosts Immunity: Lemons, being an antioxidant are super rich sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C stimulates the production of white blood cells which are the building blocks of our immunity system.
  2. Good for your skin: Many skin problems like eczema, acne and ageing problems like wrinkles and blackheads can be kept at bay by regular use of lemon juice.
  3. Good for Kidneys and digestion: Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier and cleanses the kidneys and the digestive system. It helps the body in the removal of toxins and provides you with a great overall detox.
  4. Weight Loss: Lemons contain pectin, a soluble fiber that has been shown to help with weight loss. Also, lemons can literally slow down the absorption of sugar into the body.

Nutritional Value:

Quantity          – 1 lemon (50g)

Calories           – 20

Protein            – 0.5g

Carbohydrates – 5g (out of which 2g fiber and 2g sugar)

Fat                   – 0g

Vitamin C         – 50% DV (Daily Value based on 2000 Calories diet) 

Final Word:

We would suggest to consume a spoon full of lemon juice on a daily basis for better health. Some people can be allergic to lemons so if you have a bad reaction after having lemon, consult your physician.

And always remember, a little lemon juice makes everything tastes better!