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Description

The lime is a small fruit with a strong scent and sour taste. It is high in vitamins C, B5, and B6 and can help lower cholesterol levels.

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Possible Benefits

  • May decrease cholesterol levels
  • May strengthen the immune system
  • May improve skin appearance
  • May improve digestion 
  • May help you build muscle 
  • May slow down the aging 
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Required Equipment

Fresh lime

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How to Do It

You can consume lime in many ways. You can use it as a dressing for soups, salads, meats, etc. You can also use it in desserts and to make tea or juice. 

If you prefer, you can look for lime oil to use with food or as a flavoring.

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Why it works

  • Lime helps to regulate the level of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which supports digestion.
  • It promotes the formation of collagen, an essential compound for muscles, bones, teeth and other connective tissues.
  • An adequate level of vitamin C is essential for the functioning of the immune system.
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Time Commitment

5-10 minutes

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Suggested Frequency

1-2 times per week

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Time of Day

Any

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Possible Side Effects

Nausea, heartburn.

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Tips

  • You can use lime oil for skincare. 
  • One lime contains 35% of the vitamin C you need in a day.
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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. Immunomodulatory effect of concentrated lime juice extract on activated human mononuclear cells. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11483382/ 
  2. Lime ( Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle) Essential Oils: Volatile Compounds, Antioxidant Capacity, and Hypolipidemic Effect. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31500259/ 
  3. Citrus fruits as a treasure trove of active natural metabolites that potentially provide benefits for human health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4690266/ 
  4. Citrus limon (Lemon) Phenomenon—A Review of the Chemistry, Pharmacological Properties, Applications in the Modern Pharmaceutical, Food, and Cosmetics Industries, and Biotechnological Studies. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7020168/ 
  5. Vitamin C. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17173758/ 
  6. Antioxidant and anti-ageing activities of citrus-based juice mixture. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26471635/
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Category

 Health  AntiAging  Digestion  Immunity
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