Lemons are acidic in taste, but in our body work in the opposite – alkaline. Due to the high potassium content in lemon, triggers a chain reaction that neutralizes the acid formation.
Lemon or citrus limon professional is probably the first thing you think of when you mention vitamin C. But not only that! Since we are just at the height of the season these yellow acidic fruits we this time served with surprising results about them. In addition, the summer is a more refreshing and soothing beverage, such as freshly squeezed lemonade.
Lemons originating in the foothills of the Himalayas, where they arise from the crossing between the pomelo and citrono. Today, throughout the world – they thrive in Slovenia.
The juice is from about 40-50% of the fruit. It contains up to 8% citric acid, some other organic acids, about 3% sugar, and plenty of vitamins, leading the vitamin C.
Typically the acidity of citrus gives just citric acid, which acts as a natural preservative, facilitates digestion and helps to dissolve the kidney stones. Lemons are acidic in taste, but in our body work in the opposite – alkaline. Due to the high content of potassium in citrus triggers a chain reaction that neutralizes the acid formation.
Lemons contain our body is extremely important water-soluble vitamin C or. ascorbic acid. With 100 g lemon satisfy 88% of daily needs for this vitamin. It reverses the aging process and the situation caused through the operation of free radicals. It prevents damage to cell membranes, inflammation and pain. Inhibits osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It stimulates hormones, neuropeptides and neurotransmitters that facilitate the disease. Upon infection with the virus Vitamin C helps in the formation of antibodies and stimulating the thymus gland to secrete hormones, necessary for the functioning of the immune system.
It is extremely effective in extensions of varicose veins (varicose veins) and haemorrhoids as clean the walls of blood vessels and strengthens. Vitamin C improves the condition of the teeth and bones to allow the calcium-driven transportation to the required positions in bone cells. This prevents bonding of calcium and cholesterol in the vascular and capillary walls. Vitamin C kills the bacteria that cause tooth decay and strengthens gums, his “colleague” calcium protects the teeth and jaws.
Wound healing after surgery and rehabilitation vitamin C is essential for the early formation of connective tissue. For the elasticity of the skin is an essential vitamin C, which stimulates the production of collagen unprecedented.
It relieves the pain and inflammation of the joints by dissolving uric acid. Adjusts acid-base balance in the blood and digestive tract. Lemon juice facilitates digestion and stimulates the production of bile.
In the case of cataracts, vitamin C stops its development and also help in glaucoma-glaucoma. Perhaps as zanimivost- tears contain 30-50% more vitamin C than blood.
Flavonoids – flavonol glycosides proven to work as anti-cancer and antibiotics. The lemons are represented hesperetin, naringin, and naringenin. Recent works antioksidatovno, anti-inflammatory and prevents DNA damage.
Lemon – limonoid, which was discovered in citrus successfully absorbed in the body and works against cancer in the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. The lemon is its quantity proportional to the amount of vitamin C.
Lemons contain folate and other B vitamins – pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, thiamine and riboflavin. Vitamin A and E, alpha and beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, zea xanthin and lutein from lemons act as antioxidants, in addition to a diet rich in them, the less chance of developing cancer of the lung and oral cavity.