Food Fact Friday

This week, Lime’s. There are so many amazing things about this fruit it was hard to stop adding them. Here are just a few,

Adding citrus juice to green tea stabalises it’s catechin content, boosting the level of antioxidants that survive the digestive system up to 13 fold

Lime has a scent which causes your mouth to salivate before you have even tasted it and this actually aids primary digestion

Limes and other citrus fruits are considered great for diabetes. This is because the high levels of soluble fibre found in limes make it an ideal dietary aid to help regulate the body’s absorption of sugar into the bloodstream

That same soluble fibre which can help diabetics maintain their blood sugar levels can also lower blood pressure and eliminate the presence of LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol).

The flavonoid-rich oil that is extracted from limes is extensively used in anti-congestive medicines such as balms, vaporisers, and inhalers due to the presence of Kaempferol. Just scratching the peel of a lime and inhaling it gives immediate relief for congestion and nausea.

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