Written By Ugochi Obiajunwa
The health benefits of lemon peels are not well known by many. But it’s benefits cannot be overemphasized. You will really be missing out of immense benefits, if you’re only fond of using the juice and discarding the peel. Lemon peel contains even more nutrients, vitamins, and health benefits than the lemon juice.
Lemon peels contain about 5 to 10 times more vitamins than lemon juice. They are also an excellent source of fiber, potassium, magnesium, calcium, folate, and beta carotene. Lemon peels improve bone health too! Since they contain high amounts of calcium and vitamin C, lemon peels have been shown to aid preventing osteoporosis, inflammatory polyarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Drinking lemon peel with hot water has also been proven to have excellent detoxification properties
Check out immense benefits of lemon peels:
- It gives you more vitamins.
Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself. To name a few: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta carotene, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
- It helps in fighting cancer.
Lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body. This means that lemon peels help rid the body of carcinogenic elements. Lemon peels consists of components known as salvestrol Q40. Consumption of lemon peel is known to be a preventive measure against development of various types of cancers including breast cancer, colon cancer, and skin cancer.
- Prevents osteoporosis.
Lemon peels have lots of calcium and Vitamin C. Consuming lemon peels will help prevent osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory polyarthritis, and other bone conditions.
- Clears up Dark Spots And Blemishes
It also exfoliates dead skin cells and exposes the lighter skin cells below. Moreover, vitamin C also prevents excessive melanin production thereby preventing skin darkening. Applying crushed lemon peel on the face with honey or lemon juice or yogurt is a great way to get rid of skin blemishes.
- Improves Complexion
Lemon peel with its vitamin C properties in the concentrated form can effectively lighten sun tan and reveal a brighter complexion.
- Prevents Skin Related Changes.
The only way to prevent damaging skin changes is by supplementing your diet with lots of antioxidants. Lemon peel has plentiful of both ascorbic acid and antioxidants that can protect your skin from appearing aged.
- Reduces cholesterol level
The lemon peel has several antioxidants and vitamins that have been proven to be highly beneficial in lowering bad cholesterol.