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Authentic Food of the Day: Limes!

Bored with lemons? Give limes a shot! I love citrus fruits and nothing beats a fresh splash of lime in a cold glass of water!  The amazing zesty flavor is perfect for that mid-morning pick-me-up. Limes are popular all around the world and are found primarily in the tropical regions. Famous for helping with scurvy, limes can help speed up the body’s natural healing process. High in vitamin C, limes are great for boosting the immune system and protecting the eyes. They are also good sources of folate, calcium and potassium. Limes have strong anti-viral properties and help in fighting off “bad” bacteria. The folate found in limes has been shown to keep cholesterol levels low and prevent heart disease. The high amount of potassium found in limes makes the juice beneficial for removing wastes. Try drinking lime juice and water when involved in a detoxification program.

DID YOU KNOW:

- Limes are a good source of fiber which is important for keeping our digestive system healthy.

- Rejuvenate your skin with a splash of lime juice. This has been known to help with dandruff, bruises, and rashes.

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The Health Benefits of Limes

Tired of lemons? Sick of grapefruit? Give limes a shot! I love citrus fruits and nothing beats a fresh splash of lime in a cold glass of water!  The amazing zesty flavor is perfect for that mid-morning pick-me-up. Limes are popular all around the world and are found primarily in the tropical regions. Famous for helping with scurvy, limes can help speed up the body’s natural healing process. Here are some of the health benefits of eating limes:

  • High in vitamin C, limes are great for boosting the immune system and protecting the eyes. They are also good sources of folate, calcium and potassium.
  • Need to incorporate more fiber in your diet? Can you stomach the tangy flavor of limes? These little citrus fruits are full of fiber, helping promote good digestion.
  • Limes have strong anti-viral properties and help in fighting off “bad” bacteria.
  • The folate found in limes has been shown to keep cholesterol levels low and prevent heart disease.
  • Feeling constipated? The acid in limes helps clean out the bowels and aids in waste elimination.
  • Rejuvenate your skin with a splash of lime juice. This has been known to help with dandruff, bruises, and rashes.
  • The high amount of potassium found in limes makes the juice beneficial for removing wastes. Try drinking lime juice and water when involved in a detoxification program.

References: Haigh, Charolette (2005). The Top 100 Immunity Boosters. New York, NY. Duncan Bird Publishers

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