Like all citrus fruits, lemons are excellent sources of vitamin C. The juice from one lemon, which is a little more than an ounce and the amount often used to make 1 cup of lemonade, provides about 19 milligrams of vitamin C, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Of course, you may get a little more or less, depending on the amount of lemon juice you consume, but it’s sure to make an excellent contribution to your recommended dietary allowance. Women should get 75 milligrams of vitamin C daily, while men need 90 milligrams.
Vitamin C is well known as an antioxidant that neutralizes reactive molecules — free radicals — before they damage tissues. As an antioxidant, vitamin C also protects molecules such as proteins, fats, carbs and DNA from damage by free radicals.
Higher intakes of vitamin C are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Your body also needs vitamin C to produce collagen, which is the connective tissue that supports and strengthens muscles, ligaments, skin and organs.
Did you know lemon aids in removing joint pain?
The peel of lemon is full of precious essential oils that soothe blood vessels and have anti-inflammatory properties – excellent for making nerve pain neutral.
The 2 best ways of using lemons for pain relief:
1. Grate some rind and be cautious since the yellow layer is what you need, not the white one underneath. Apply this peel on a sore and place bandage over it. Leave it that way for 2 hours and remove.
2. Take two lemons and peel them, then put them in a glass jar. Put some olive oil over them and close tightly. This should sit for two weeks. After that time, the oil is ready. Take a gauze, dip it in the oil and secure with a bandage over the feet to sit overnight.