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10 Amazing Health Benefits of Lime Juice

Lime juice is high in vitamin C and contains flavanones, a type of polyphenols that provide many benefits to human health. The benefits of lime have been studied concerning everything from cancer prevention to reducing inflammation. The pulp and peel of lime also offer boosts for health.

Humans, unlike most other animals, cannot synthesize vitamin C and as such, it must be replaced daily — so getting enough each day is essential. Since vitamin C is easily destroyed, it is best practice to keep your limes in the fridge to better preserve their rich vitamin C content.

Vitamin C is most concentrated in citrus fruits such as lime juice and the associated peel and pulp.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Lime


Make a mixture of lime juice with coconut oil and almond oil. Gently massage the infected area for three minutes and rinse. This is effective for treating most infections.

Kidney Stones:

Lime contains more citric acid than grapefruit or oranges and citric acid is considered as a natural inhibitor of kidney stones. Use a mixture of lime juice with water to help prevent formation of kidney stones.

Weight Loss:

Citric acid in lime also helps burn fat in the body, lose weight and maintain fitness.

Heart Health:

Due to its herperidin properties, lime helps in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.

Digestive System:

It helps preventing blood cancer, abdomen issues, digestive problems and colon related problems.


Acne eruptions on oily skin can be kept at bay by regularly applying a pack of lime juice and honey. Lime juice is acidic and honey contains anti-bacterial properties and a combination of both will help control the outburst of oil on the skin. For good results, it is advisable to use this remedy once a week. If the pimple leaves a scar behind, simply massage some fresh lime juice on to it to lighten the skin.

Hair Loss:

A mixture of gooseberry oil, coconut oil and lime juice can help reduce hair loss and strengthen the hair roots. Simply massage the mixture on the scalp and leave it overnight. Regular application of the mixture is sure to improve hair growth over time.

Glowing Complexion:

Start your day with a glass of lukewarm water with some freshly squeezed lime juice in it. The refreshing drink will ensure an inner glow in your skin.

Lightens Dark Spots:

Thanks to its bleaching properties, lime juice when applied on dark spots with a cotton swab and left for 30 minutes can help lighten dark spots. Ensure you do not expose your skin to sunlight after this remedy as lime can make the skin extra sensitive to sunlight.

Overall Health:

Limes are powerful disease fighters by supplying ample doses of both vitamin C and bioflavonoids that help breakdown cancerous cells. Other benefits include stimulation of liver, healthy maintenance of heart due to its magnesium content, prevention of rickets and potassium content that helps fight anxiety and depression. Limes are rich in folate and calcium which are excellent for women during menopause.


Add at least one fresh lime to your daily diet. Can be enjoyed in iced water, sliced or freshly squeezed.

Content created and supplied by: EllenRichie (via Opera News )

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