Lime with its various benefits
Lime in the scientific language of Citrus aurantiifolia hybrid is a type of plant that belongs to the citrus-orange tribe, spread across Asia and Central America. The fruit is round to ovoid, green to yellow in color and the skin is thin and contains a lot of essential oils. The flesh of the fruit is greenish white, very sour, contains a lot of vitamin C and citric acid.
In Indonesia, lime trees can live in the lowlands to an altitude of 1000 m above sea level. Grows well in alkaline soil, in places exposed to direct sunlight.
Lime is a fruit used for making drinks, cough medicine, deodorizing, as a flavoring in cooking and is also often used to remove rust and wash hair.
Fruit that has a fresh and sour aroma with a slight bitter taste is a unique characteristic for cooking.
Lime can be called the fruit of a thousand uses because of the fruit, the leaves can be used. Lime fruit can be used for cooking, drinks, beauty, treatment, etc. Therefore, we need to provide lime at home so that it can be used anytime.
Lime can also be used to treat skin, especially the face.
The content of citric acid in lime is considered to help remove dead skin cells on the face, so that the face looks brighter and radiant. Lime can also be mixed with other ingredients such as milk, water used for washing rice, etc.
Here are some of the benefits of lime for the face that will make your appearance more fresh and charming.
Preventing Premature Aging
Overcoming Acne Problems
Removes Dead Skin Cells
Helps to Rejuvenate Facial Skin
Lime is also suitable for making fresh drinks. How to eat lemon the right way ?
The first thing you can choose is lime that is still fresh so it is good to make it as a fresh drink. Lime has a sour taste so it is suitable to be used as a drink either warm or cold. To make this fresh drink, you can follow these steps:
First of all, wash the lime that you will use first.
Then split the lime into two parts and squeeze to get the lime juice.
Add enough water then drink fresh lime that you can directly consume.
Or it can also be mixed into other drinks so as to produce a fresh taste such as young coconut water, tea, sweet syrup, etc
In addition to drinking lime juice can also be mixed with food. Usually, soupy foods such as meatballs and soto are often added with lime juice to strengthen the taste and make the food fresher. There are also those who add this lime juice to the chili sauce which will make the chili taste even more delicious. It can also get rid of the fishy smell of fish, chicken, sea food, etc.
Lime has many benefits for the health of the body if consumed in the right way. Check out the following benefits of lime for health :
Can increase immunity
Lime is rich in vitamin C which is nutritious to help boost the immune system
The acid content in limes has the benefit of cleaning the body's waste disposal system. The fiber in limes can also help relieve constipation. Lime is a natural laxative that is safe to drink.
A study in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine revealed that consuming lime can protect the body from various microbes, viruses, and bacteria including Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
H. pylori bacteria can enter your body and live in your digestive tract
Lime contains beneficial compounds such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, flavonoids, limonoids and citric acid. The content of citric acid in limes is more than other citrus fruits.
Lime has benefits for weight loss because of its citric acid content. The content of citric acid in limes can increase the body's metabolic system so that it makes the body burn more calories and reduce fat storage. Therefore, nutritionists often recommend drinking a glass of lime juice after meals to help prevent overeating.
Reduce the risk of heart disease
Lime has a high vitamin C content. A study led by Dr. Frank Hu, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, points out that foods containing vitamin C have the potential to prevent coronary heart disease. In addition, the soluble fiber and limonin found in limes can help lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation of blood vessels, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease
Lime is anti-inflammatory so it is useful for joint inflammation problems. One of the many causes of arthritis is excess uric acid in the body. The citric acid found in limes has the benefit of dissolving excess uric acid.
Fight stomach ulcers
Peptic ulcers or also known as peptic ulcers are disorders that appear on the stomach wall due to the erosion of the lining of the stomach wall or the first part of the small intestine to produce acid and pepsin in the lumen (hollow passageway through which blood flows).
Lime contains vitamin C and antioxidant compounds called flavonoids (limonin glucoside) which have anti-carcinogenic, antibiotic, and detoxifying properties that can trigger the healing process of peptic ulcers.
Behind the advantages of lime also has disadvantages. So, make sure to consume within reasonable limits and don't overdo it, hopefully it will be useful.