Lemons and Limes and Longevity: 3 Reasons to Indulge
By Genevieve Cunningham
There’s almost nothing that screams spring and summer more than citrus fruit. When the weather gets warmer, we tend to look for these fruits naturally … things like oranges and kiwi and grapefruit. But there are two citrus fruits that seem to go unnoticed or are often forgotten about. Or perhaps it’s more that we just don’t talk about them because they are small, unassuming, and generally not eaten alone. What are these fruits? Lemons and limes! Take a look at why you should add both lemon and lime to your diet for a healthy kick.
They’re Packed With Vitamin C
Both of these fruits are packed with the very useful Vitamin C. Why does this matter? Because Vitamin C is known for its ability to boost the immune system. And the immune system is your body’s way of keeping you well. Add a little lemon or lime to your water, or squeeze the juice on your favorite meals and enjoy the flavor boost and the healthy benefit.
They’re Known as a Detox
Both of these fruits, but especially lemons, are known to help with the detoxification process in the body. Your kidneys and liver clean out toxins and waste from the body, and adding a little lemon may speed up the process or make it more efficient. To gain this benefit, one of the best things to do is add some lemon to your morning glass of water. This gets your body moving in the right direction first thing, and may make you feel more focused all day long.
They Might Boost Your Energy
Consuming lemons and limes may actually boost your energy levels throughout the day. As it turns out, the bright colors and fresh smell, which look and smell upbeat, are indicative of their ability to bring out a little positivity in your body. The blast of healthy nutrients might help you focus, feel more awake, and feel more energized. Use the juice or the zest to feel this benefit in your life.
Eating lemons and limes might not sound like the ideal plan, but you don’t have to eat them raw to gain the benefits. Just use them in drinks or in recipes, and you’ll get the positive side effects without the sour taste. Easy to add, simple to use, and a ton of healthy benefits? What do you have to lose? Stock up your refrigerator and enjoy.
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