Lemon and its benefits
Lemon🍋is mostly made of water and vitamins. Very low in sugar (3.1 g of carbohydrates/100 g, compared to 8 to 10 g for most other fruits), it contains 51 mg/100 g of vitamin C, which places it among the fruits with the highest vitamin C content. For comparison, our vitamin C needs are 110 mg/day on average.
🍋🍋Lemon and skin care
Thanks to its acids, lemon has an exfoliating action, which is precious for recovering a clean and fresh skin.
It fights small pigmentation marks (brown spots, freckles…) and, even if it doesn’t erase them, it can help reduce them.
🍋🍋 Powerful antioxidant
Rich in flavonoids and vitamin C, it combats cellular aging and oxidative stress.
Several studies have shown that when combined with green tea, it helps reduce the incidence of cancer.
Thanks to its antioxidant properties, squeezed lemon helps prevent the darkening of certain fruits and vegetables once peeled (apples, avocado, mushrooms…).
🍋🍋 powerful anti-inflammatory agent
Redness, swelling, pain, warmth: these four signs accompany an acute inflammation process, a normal defense reaction of the body in case of a wound, for example.
But when the inflammation becomes chronic (so-called “low-grade” inflammation, linked to an unbalanced diet), it can lead to rheumatic (osteoarthritis type), digestive (Crohn’s disease), neurodegenerative (Alzheimer’s) or skin pathologies (eczema, psoriasis…)
Without being the magic solution, lemon takes the opposite of this process, as it helps regulate blood sugar and better manage the acid-base balance.
🍋🍋 Blood sugar regulation
It helps regulate blood sugar levels by slowing its intestinal absorption.
As a result, its acids prevent health-damaging spikes in hyperglycemia by promoting glucose storage in the form of abdominal fat.
A drizzle of lemon juice on the plate lowers the glycemic index of the meal and is therefore an excellent protective reflex.