The lime improves the digestion, prevents constipation and urinary infections, relieves the respiratory problems, and it is also useful for weight loss.
It is a citrus fruit with green peel and pale green pulp, very often people see it as the lemon because they look, taste, and smell similar. However, the lime belongs to another type of citrus fruits.
About 100 grams of lime contain 30 calories, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 1,7 grams of sugar, 0,2 grams of fat, 0,7 grams of protein and 29 mg of vitamin C. This fruit is the most sour one and has strong antibacterial properties.
The lime improves the digestion, prevents constipation and urinary infections, relieves respiratory problems and the problems with gums and skin, it is useful for weight loss, and it is used in cooking and cosmetics as well. The scented oils that are contained in this fruit improve the digestion, and a glass of warm water with lime juice helps to lose weight.
The lime essential cause improve the excretion of gastric juices, the bile and the acids and stimulate the work of the bowels and therefore, it is recommended in cases of constipation. These oils are used for preparation of balsams and inhalers, which in a very short time ease the symptoms such as nausea or lack of breath caused by respiratory infections.
The lime is rich in potassium and it is an effective help in the elimination of toxic substances that accumulate in the kidneys and urinary bladder and stimulates the treatment of urinary infections.
Rich in vitamin C, this fruit is good for the eyes and it is also used in the case of bleeding and sensitive gums. The lime juice relieves the rash and the itching on the skin caused by infections, and the cosmetic products based on this fruit restore the glow of the skin and its normal look.
The citric acid of the lime fruit is an excellent fat burner and it is recommended to the diabetics, and the drinks with the taste of this fruit recover the organism. The extract and essential oils in the lime are ingredients of many perfumes, products for cleaning of the skin, soaps and deodorants, and it is appreciated in the aromatherapy as well.
Great Women’s Health Ally
This citrus fruit contains calcium and folic acid, two ingredients that are very important for women in menopause, as well as for women who are in a fertile period. One fresh lime contains 22 g of calcium and more than 5 mg of folic acid.
Here are some recipes with limes:
- Ice tea with lime, mint and oranges
Boil a liter of mint tea and let it coll off, then add 2-3 tablespoons of honey, fresh lime juice and 2 oranges. The ice tea is very refreshing and it is an excellent replacement for any juices.
- Vitamin bomb
Peel and chop 2 limes, 2 oranges and 4 kiwis, then add 2 tablespoons of honey and put everything in a blender. This drink contains many vitamins and it is best to drink it in the morning because you will have strength for the whole day.
- Fruit salad dressing
Take a small bowl, put in it 1/4 tablespoon of juice of freshly squeezed lime, 1/2 tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of ground lime peel. This dressing will prevent the fruit in the fruit salad from getting dark and it will significantly improve its taste.