We love to use lemon in salads, olive oil dishes and even in cakes, so it is one of the main foods in our kitchen. Did you know that it is also protective against many health problems.
Lemon is a great source of antioxidant. As it is rich in vitamin C, it has antioxidant effects. Smoking, stress and wrong cooking methods cause the level of free radicals in body to increase. Vitamin C rich lemon prevents this increase and it is one of the main foods helping body get rid of free radicals.
Lemon is protective against cancer with its antioxidant effect. Many studies and researches in 30-year-time show that it has protective effects mainly against colon cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, pancreas cancer.
It is good for hypertension. It is beneficial for people with high blood pressure to have it in their diet.
Lemon zest is as good as lemon itself. It is good for skin and it can reduce risk of skin cancer if you have lemon in your diet. It is also good for heart and liver, so adding some into tea or cold drinks and dishes is helpful for those who have stressful life, drink alcohol and smoke.