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    Lemon

    Iron Content of Lemons

    Lemon contain .60 milligrams of iron per 100 grams. Grams is a measure of weight. To put 100 grams in perspective, consider alternative measures for this food:

    • 1 cup equals 212 grams.
    • 1 lemon equals 58 grams.


    Iron and Lemons

    While lemons are not a great source of iron in themselves they do contribute in an important way to iron metabolism. Lemons are high in vitamin C and eating a high vitamin C food along with an iron rich plant-based food (e.g., grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds) will help you absorb more iron in your meal. Lemons are a great complement to grain dishes and are served commonly in African cuisine, in particular fermented lemon is integrated with many tasty African cuisines. Traditional African peoples may have known instinctively that the combination of lemons and pulses and grains were an iron rich combination.
    As an alternative to eating lemon directly in the meal, consider a homemade lemonaid from fresh lemons sweetened with an iron rich sweetener such as rapadura.
    Lemon is a great source of vitamin C as are other members of the citrus family.

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    Re: Lemon

    1. Good for stomach
      Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn and parasites. Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently. Lemon acts as a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent. The intake of lemon juice can cure constipation. It is even known to help relieve hiccups when consumed as a juice. Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile. It decreases the amount of phlegm produced by your body. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones.

    2. Excellent for Skin Care
      Lemon, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can participate to cure problems related to skin. Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face. Daily consumption of lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Lemon water if applied on the areas of burns can fade the scars. As lemon is a cooling agent, it reduces the burning sensation on the skin.

    3. Aids in Dental Care
      Lemon water is used in dental care also. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the areas of toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. The massages of lemon juice on gums can stop gum bleeding. It gives relief from bad smell and other problems related to gums.

    4. Cures Throat Infections
      Lemon is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to throat infections, sore throat and tonsillitis as it has an antibacterial property. For sore throat, dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water and gargle frequently.

    5. Good for Weight Loss
      One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. If a person takes lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can reduce the body weight as well.

    6. Controls High Blood Pressure
      Lemon water works wonders for people having heart problem, owing to its high potassium content. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as well as provides relaxation to mind and body. It also reduces mental stress and depression.

    7. Assist in curing Respiratory Disorders
      Lemon water assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma.

    8. Good for treating Rheumatism
      Lemon is also a diuretic and hence lemon water can treat rheumatism and arthritis. It helps to flush out bacteria and toxins out of the body.

    9. Reduces Fever
      Lemon water can treat a person who is suffering from cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fever by increasing perspiration.

    10. Acts as a blood purifier
      The diseases like cholera or malaria can be treated with lemon water as it can act as a blood purifier.




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    Re: Lemon

    How much should I drink?

    In case you are in good health and weigh 70 kg or less, it is advisable for you to have juice of one-half of the lemon squeezed into one glass of water, twice daily. However, if you weigh more than 70 kg, juice of one whole lemon in a glass of water should be preferred. For maximum benefit, this mixture should also be taken two times a day, though you may dilute more lemon juice according to your taste if you wish.

    Do not just remain oblivious to the gifts of nature such as this, for you should always try to make the most of them. So, make it a part of your daily routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning and then open your gateway to enjoy its health benefits.



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