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Lemon Peel Health Benefits You Can Get Easily.

Lemon's pulp and juice are the two best parts of the fruit because of their taste and health benefits. Many people ignore its peel for being useless but there are a number of reasons to keep it in your kitchen.A

Lemon peel can also help you improve your health or stay healthy. It contains good amounts of vitamin C, which supports the immune system, and fiber that helps manage cholesterol and blood sugar levels.A

D-limonene is another important compound found in the fruit's peel. It mainly gives the aroma but also adds health benefits such as fighting cancer and heart disease, antioxidant and reducing inflammation.A

The high amounts of antioxidants in lemon peel can help prevent cellular damage and oxidative stress, which if uncontrolled could lead to tissue damage and faster aging.

Lemon peel has more to offer. Read on to see how it could help boost your health and how to add it to your daily diet or routine.A

Health Benefits Of Lemon Peel

For Better Heart Health

Researchers previously found that lemon peel contains flavonoids, vitamin C and pectin that could reduce the risk of heart problems. A study that analyzed data from 344,488 people showed that 10 mg of flavonoids per day could cut heart disease risk by 5 percent.

Taking lemon powder has also been linked to lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, according to ( Healthline .A

Improves Oral Health

The peel may also help avoid dental cavities and gum infections. Lemon peel extract has properties that help fights bacteria, like Streptococcus mutans, which cause oral diseases.A

Fights Cancer

Reduced cancer risk is another health benefit of lemon peel. The vitamin C in the fruit's skin provides cancer-fighting effects that help eliminate mutated cancer cells.A

D-limonene also has anticancer properties. One study found that the compound helps kill mutated cells, which reduces the risk of developing stomach cancer.

Fights Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Lemon peel contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties that could reduce growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers found that using lemon peel extract could help fight a fungus that causes skin infections.

Treats Gallstones

Intake of D-limonene can help treat gallstones, according to several studies. A study with 200 people showed that the compound helped 48 percent of the participants to completely lose gallstone after regular consumption of the lemon compound.A

How To Use Lemon Peel

There are a number of simple ways to add peel to your diet. You can use lemon zest on baked goods, salad or yogurt, add dehydrated lemon peels to tea or salt and pepper for seasoning, and grate the peel for soups, drinks, dressings and marinades.A

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Date:Aug 20, 2019
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