Lots of people are not yet used to consume limes on a daily basis, mostly because they don’t know how to combine them with their daily dietary patterns. Well one of the most easiest ways to consume this green power fruit on a daily basis is to make limejuice! The entire FMI team is just obsessed with this refreshing and energetic drink, watch our special limejuice tutorial to make it yourself! But how healthy are limes actually, well we have listed five facts about limes that will definitely surprise you. Enjoy!
1. Skin-care benefits
Yes, you read that well. No need to get expensive facials or skin-care products. Limes contain vitamin C enriched juice and natural oils that help the skin to remain hydrated and young. To fully make use of these benefits, you can simply make limejuice (squeeze a full lime in a glass, add sparkling water) or just take a relaxing bath and add plenty of limejuice. Once again, nature does it better!
2. Disinfectant effect
During the winter months it is more likely that we catch a cold. Due to the high amount of vitamin C, limes help strengthen the immune system so our body combats viruses easier. Therefore, it is recommended to consume the juice of 1-2 limes a day.
3. Remedy against arthritis
Wow, just wow! This fruit truly has some super powers! Research has shown that the excessive build-up of uric acid is one of the causes for the development of arthritis. Uric acid is a waste product that is excreted by the body. When there is too much of it, it can aggravate the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. The citric acid present in limes, helps remove the excess of uric acid.
4. Takes care of our most valuable organ: the heart.
We all love our most beautiful and essential organ: the heart and therefore we have to take good care of it. Studies have shown that limes and limejuice are a good source of magnesium and potassium, and guess what, these elements are both very beneficial for the heart! Potassium lowers the blood pressure in a natural way and improves blood circulation, reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke.
5. Immune system strengthener
It has been proved that limes are an excellent source of vitamin C. Just one lime actually provides 1/3 of our daily needed vitamin C. And, let’s be honest.. we all know what vitamin C is good for, till never viruses! Yep, vitamin C is the real deal..
HOORAY FOR NATURE!