This citrus fruit with green peel and light green pulp, often equated with lemon, because they have the same look and smell. But the lime belongs to other citrus.
Nutritional Value of Lime
About 100 grams of lime, contains: 29 mg of vitamin C, 11 grams of carbohydrate, 30 calories, 1.7 grams of sugar, 0.2 grams of fat and 0.7 grams of proteins. This fruit is the sourestand has strong antibacterial properties.
Health Benefits of Lime
-The lime is a “Super Lemon” that improves digestion, prevents constipation and urinary infections, relieves respiratory discomfort and symptoms of gingival and skin, and is useful in weight loss diets. It is used in cooking and cosmetics.
-The scented oils that contain this fruit improve digestion, and a cup of hot water with lime juice helps in weight loss.
-The essential oils of this fruit are increasing the secretion of stomach juices and bile acids,stimulate intestinal peristalsis, so it is recommended for constipation.
-These oils are used for preparation of balsam and inhalers, which in the short termhelp to breathe easily and relieves the respiratory problems caused by respiratory infections.
-This lime is very rich in potassium and it has an effective effect of eliminating the toxic which are gathered in the kidneys and bladder, which has speed upthe treatment of urinary infections.
-Lime is rich in vitamin C and is used in case of bleeding gums and sensitive gums. The lime juice relieves itching and rash on the skin caused by infection, and cosmetic preparations made on the basis of this fruit restore the shine of the skin.
-The lime’s acid is great for burning fat, so it is recommended for diabetics.
Lime Juice Recipe
This drink is recommended to be consumed in the morning, because it gives strength to the whole day, a real vitamin bomb!
- 2 limes
- 2 lemons
- 2 oranges
- 4 kiwi
- 2 tablespoons honey
Peel the fruits and blend them.