Benefit of lemon peel

Sun Online Desk

22nd November, 2019 12:10:25 printer

Benefit of  lemon peel

 

There are many things that a lemon does that keeps us in the pink of health: from hair and skin to weight and digestive health, reports The Indian Express.

Oral health

It is believed the peel is also good for the mouth, since it helps fight gum infections, dental cavities, and other oral diseases caused by bacteria.

Antioxidants

The lemon peel is rich in antioxidants that help fight free radicals in the body.

Heart health

With compounds such as flavonoids, vitamin C, and pectin, which is the main fiber in lemon peel, problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity can be kept at bay.

Anti-cancer properties

The flavonoids are said to reduce the risk of several types of cancer, especially cancer of the stomach. A study found that when consumed with tea, the peels had the power to prevent the growth of cancer cells.

Adding it to the diet

This is not difficult. You can add the peel to salads and/or yogurts. Or, you could grate them finely and sprinkle them on top of soups and drinks. Fresh peels can also be added to a cup of hot tea on a cold morning and savoured.

 


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