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Key Lime Health Benefits

Lemons are oval in shape and feature a yellow, texturized outer peel. Like other citrus fruits, their inner flesh is encased in eight to ten segments. Usually smaller than lemons, limes are oval or round in shape having a diameter of one to two inches with green flesh and skin.

 

Limes contain unique flavonoids compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.

 

Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants in nature.

 

Vitamin C is one of the main antioxidants found in food and the primary water-soluble antioxidant in the body.

 

Vitamin C travels through the body neutralizing any free radicals with which it comes into contact in the aqueous environments in the body both inside and outside cells.

 

Free radicals can interact with the healthy cells of the body, damaging them and their membranes, and also cause a lot of inflammation, or painful swelling, in the body.

 

There are many varieties of lime, including finger lime which can be described as being very small in size.

 

Finger limes and other citrus fruits are considered a diabetes super food for a number of reasons.

 

Mainly, the high levels of soluble fiber found in limes make it an ideal dietary aid to help regulate the body’s absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, reducing the occurrence of blood sugar spikes that are a serious risk to diabetic patients.

 

If someone is suffering from a fever, limes and lime juice can be of great importance.

 

Citrus fruits in general have fever-reducing qualities, and if the fever is very high, the patient’s diet should be restricted to lemon juice and water.

 

However, if the fever is mild to moderate, other fruit juices, particularly citrus juices like lime juice, can be administered in order to bring the fever back a manageable level.

 

The high potassium content of limes is very effective in removal of the toxic substances and the precipitates which get deposited in kidneys and the urinary bladder.

 

The disinfectant properties of limes also help cure infections in the urinary system.

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