The health benefits of lime
When we look at lime in terms of their health benefits this little fruit is packed with an amazing amount of benefit that is extremely good for the body.
This includes weight loss, skin care, good digestion, relief from constipation eye care, and treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, urinary disorders, and the list goes on.
This sour citrus fruit can do what many specialist medicines cannot. Lime, is being used for ages for treatment of various ailments.
Lime is consumed throughout the world in sorbets, beverages, jellies, snacks, candies, refreshing drinks, pickles, jams, sugar boiled confectionery and culinary and the oil extracted from its peel or skin is extensively used in soft drink concentrates, body oils, cosmetics, hair oils, tooth pastes, toilet and beauty soaps, disinfectants, mouthwashes, deodorants and a whole other host of other products
Limes are good for women’s health. These citrus gems contain calcium and folate, two nutrients that are important for post-menopausal women and women of childbearing age.
One fresh lime contains 22 milligrams of calcium and over five micrograms of folate.
According to reports the limonoid compounds found in limes have been shown to prevent cancers of the colon, stomach and blood.
Though the exact mechanism is unknown, scientists have observed that antioxidant limonoids also cause cancer cell death.
Lime limonoids also stay active longer in your blood stream, mopping more free radicals.
It has been suggested that Lime contains by far more vitamin C than the lemon.
Apparently, a glass of warm water with lime juice and a teaspoonful of honey is an ideal remedy for cold and dry cough.