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Lemon benefits to health and contraindications of consumption

lemonLemon is very useful products to health. Lemon may be used for treatment of internal organs and skin. Lemon has much benefits due to its rich composition of vitamins and minerals.

Composition of lemon.

One hundred grams of lemon contain: proteins - 0.9 g, fat - 0.1 g, carbohydrates – 3.0 g, calorie - 34 kcal, as well as a rich set of macro- and microelements: potassium - 163.0 mg, calcium - 40.0 mg, magnesium - 12.0 mg, sodium - 11.0 mg, phosphorus - 22.0 mg, chlorine – 5.0 mg, sulfur – 10.0 mg, iron - 0.6 mg, manganese – 0.04 mg, zinc - 0.13 mg, copper – 240.0 mcg, fluorine – 10.0 mcg, molybdenum – 1.0 mcg and boron – 175.0 mcg.

The list of contained in lemon vitamins: A, B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, C, E, PP.

Lemon benefits for health.

Useful properties of lemon are of great importance to human health:

1. This bitter fruit has strong antiseptic properties. Lemon juice is recommended in atherosclerosis, kidney stones, metabolic disorders, fevers, hemorrhoids. You may drink it by adding juice in half a cup of hot water, two to three times a day, or use for salads with fresh vegetables without adding salt (squeeze lemon juice in salads and other dishes only before use).

2. In inflammatory diseases of mucous membranes of mouth and throat is useful to rinse with lemon juice diluted in water at the rate of half a fruit on a glass of water. It's also used topically for fungal skin diseases.

3. Lemon tree leaves are used to remove a fever.

4. Also lemon increases an appetite, aids digestion, helps reduce cholesterol levels in the blood and eases colic and convulsions.

5. Use of yellow fruit stimulates production of enzymes and digestive juices contained in gastric mucosa, as a result the body begins to absorb more iron and calcium.

6. Lemon peel has useful features in headache. Clean fresh peel of white matter, attach it by wet side on temple and keep as 10-15 minutes. Headache soon pass.

7. It's necessary chew lemon peel when starting sore throat, then forbidden to eat and drink for an hour. During this time, the essential oils and citric acid beneficial effect on inflamed mucous membranes of the throat. This procedure is repeated after 3 hours.

8. When leg cramps it's useful to lubricate with soles of feet of fresh lemon juice in the morning and evening. No wiping, and after drying immediately put on socks. Repeat this procedure 2 weeks.

9. Useful properties of fruit against callouses: warm up feet before going to bed, tie the calluses crust by lemon with pulp. Repeat another 2-3 days, after which warm up legs and gently remove callus.

Lemon: harm and contraindications.

1. Despite a fact that lemon has a disinfectant effect on mouth and throat, it's necessary to remember because lemon juice may harm tooth enamel.

2. A use of lemon can in some cases cause human allergic reactions. Do not abuse getting them.

3. Lemon can also harm people suffering of acidity and gastrointestinal disease.

4. You should not abuse lemon with gastritis or gastric ulcer, as it will only cause worsening of the disease.

5. Also, these citrus should not be carried away by people suffering from pancreatitis and hypertension.

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