Limes are citric and acidic more like lemons with little difference. Limes are green and tiny while lemons are usually yellow and bigger than limes. Limes are the powerhouse food and provide aid for many health problems. As limes are citrus in nature they are full of vitamin C, antioxidants and flavonoids. All over the world limes are used in many dishes like soups, pickles and beverages and provides amazing benefits to the body. Apart from daily consumption, limes are also used in soaps, hair and beauty products for healthy skin and long beautiful hair aids. Some of the very important lime health benefits are as follow:
Lime Health Benefits
To treat Scurvy:
Scurvy is a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency and it severely affects skin all over the body. Limes are so full of vitamin C, like 31% of daily intake. Scurvy patients are recommended to take a glass of water with one lime squeezed in it, every two hour to cure scurvy.
To keep heart healthy:
Limes are rich in antioxidants that are necessary to keep the arteries healthy and working properly. Antioxidants in limes removes the Atherogenesis from the arteries. Atherogenesis is a plaque occurs around the arteries and makes it difficult for blood flow. So try using more limes in your diet to save your heart.
Fighting bacterial and Fungal-Diseases:
Thick skinned limes are full of vitamins that fights with bacteria and fungus that causes food poisoning. Take one lime’s juice with a glass of water to treat food poisoning and diarrhoea.
Limes are known to jump start weight loss because of fat burning properties and vitamin C antioxidants that burns those extra calories by making feel fuller and fresh for longer period of time. Take a glass of warm water, squeeze a lime in it and drink every morning before breakfast for best results. Add a tea spoon full of honey in it for even better results.
Lime has properties to treat many skin problems like acne, blemishes, dark spots and black heads. Apply lime juice over the face, diluted with honey and rose water for whiten the skin tone. And apply lime juice with baking soda on the nose to remove blackheads instantly.