The yellow ,juicy ,alkaline ,and flavorful lemon is the favorite , essential  and widely used citrus fruit  all over the world .The lemon is a small and ,spreading ever green trees growing up to 10 to 12 feet in most cultivated plantations .It is belongs to the family Rytaceae of the genus citrus .Scientific name of this fruit is citrus limon .It is the smallest fruit among citrus fruits ,contains more nutrients than other citrus fruits like orange and grapes .It is one of the lowest calorie fruit among the citrus group , native to Asia .It contains more nutrients like vitamin C ,potassium ,calcium ,copper ,folates ,pantothenic acid ,pyridoxin ,beta carotenes ,zen-xanthin and lutein ,vitamin A ,antioxidants and flavonoids .
- It helps  to prevents , treat  survey and develop resistance against infectious agents ,scavenge harmful ,pro inflammatory free radicals from the blood ,because it is an excellent source of vitamin C ,a powerful  water soluble  anti oxidant .
- It helps to control heart rate and blood pressure because it is rich in potassium ,potassium is an important component of the cell and body fluids .
- It helps to lowers the LDL ( bad cholesterol )blood cholesterol and increase the HDL ( good cholesterol )
- It helps to reduce the body weight because it contains only low  calorie and no fat .
- It helps to increase the production of White blood cells which gives  immunity to the body .
- It is found to be anti carcinogenic which lowers the rate of colon ,prostate  ,oral ,lung and breast cancer .
- It has 22 anti cancer compounds includes hesperetin ,naringin ,naringenin are the flavonoid glucoses , and anti - oxidants alpha ,  beta carotenes ,zen-thanin and lutein .
- It will destroy the bacteria of cholera ,diphtheria ,typhoid  ,viruses of malaria ,swine flu and other deadly diseases because of its anti microbial property .
- Bioflavonoids in lemon prevents internal hemorrhage .
- Lemons  are acidic to the taste ,and one of the most alkaline forming foods.This makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body .
- Lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstone ,calcium deposits ,uric acid deposits and kidney stones .
- Lemon is a very good stimulant to the liver .
 - Lemon peel contains the potent phytonutrient tangerelin which has been proven to be effective for brain disorders like Parkinson,s and Alzheimer,s disease .
- It helps to destroys the the intestinal worms .
- It very good for diabetic patients because it has a low glycemic index .
- It very helpful for diabetic retinopathy because of its  phyto chemical rutin content .
- Lemon is the only food in the world that is anionic compound .( anion with negative charge )
- It helps to cure acne and pimples .
- It helps to  reduce the pigment melanin in the human body .
- It helps to prevent common cold .
- It helps to relieves the colic pain and gastric problems .
- It helps to treat urinary tract infections and gonorrhea .
- It protects againts aging because of its anti oxidant property .
- It gives glow  skin .
- Lemon  juice used for cleaning cookwares .
- Lemon oil is used in aromatherapy to treat various diseases .
-Lemon juice is also used as a short term preservative on certain foods that tend to oxidize and turn brown being sliced such as apples ,bananas ,and avocados . 
- Lemons are used to prepare juices ,sqaushes ,confectionaries like pies ,cakes ,pastry dough ,lemon liquor,lemon pickles ,lemonade ,soft drinks , garnishing various food items ,facial creams ,detergents soaps and various cosmetic items .
  Add this  highly beneficial and healthy fruit on your diet for healthy living .

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