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Do Lemons Have 22 Anticancer Compounds?

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This summer, enjoy lemon water. In fact, even after summer, you can still sip lemon water as it does a lot of good to your health.

But don't drink lemon flavoured commercial drinks which don't offer any health benefits. Those drinks carry artificial ingredients. Stay away from them.

Also Read: Are Fermented Lemons Healthy?

Prepare lemon juice at home. You will just need a tablespoon of honey, a glass of water and the juice of a squeezed lemon. Blend all of them and enjoy it once a day. And yes, lemons have anti-cancer compounds in them. Read on to know about them.


Fact #1

Citrus pectin, a substance extracted from lemon pulp is said to have the power to prevent or inhibit breast cancer and prostate cancer.


Fact #2

The phytonutrients in lemons are said to be very powerful. Some studies say that the peels of lemons have the ability to decrease cholesterol, boost immunity and also prevent certain types of cancer.

Also Read: How Lemon Peel Kills Pain


Fact #3

The peels of lemons have certain compounds known as limonoids. They are said to have the capacity to curb the growth of cancer cells. Overall, lemons are said to possess nearly 22 different compounds which can curb or prevent cancer.


Fact #4

A new study claims that lemons can cut cancer risk up to 50%! Lemons also have the ability to speed up detoxification.

Also Read: Healing Power Of Salt, Lemon And Pepper


Fact #5

The antioxidants in lemon can fight free radicals and slow down the ageing process. In fact, lemons are good for your skin too.


Fact #6

Lemons also have anti-bacterial action. So, lemon juice can prevent certain infections too.

Also Read: Why Lemon Water Is A Medicine?


Fact #7

Do you wish to control your cravings? Then drink lemon juice. It contains a fibre known as pectin which can make you feel full. Lemons can also curb stress, boost mood and energy levels.

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Story first published: Friday, April 21, 2017, 17:53 [IST]
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