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Health Benefits of Lemon

Lemon is from a citrus family, making it rich in Vitamin C. It is bitter but is very beneficial for our body. It can be consumed in juice form, as a part of a dish or a drink, or pickle. Some health benefits of lemon are: 1.    Healthy heart- the VItamin C content keeps heart healthy and reduces the risk of heart attack and a stroke. It may also lower cholesterol level. 2.    Weight loss- lemon may help in losing some weight as it contains pectin fibre which makes to feel full for a longer time resulting in you eating less food. 3.    Prevents kidney stones- the citric acid increases urine volume and its pH making the environment unsuitable for stone formation. 4.    Prevents anaemia- lemons do not contain iron themselves, but they help absorb more iron quantity from other foods which in turn prevent anaemia. 5.    Prevents cancer- some compounds such as limonene and naringenin may also kill cancer cells. However, the quantities used by researchers were to