As all citrus fruits, lemon is one of the main sources of antioxidant polyphenols, in particular flavonoids and limonoids. these antioxidants may help to protect against certain cancers.
Flavonoids would also be able to slow down the proliferation of cancerous cells and to decrease metastasis.
1.Reduce chronic inflammation
Through its organic acids, a basifying effect in the body. In fact, these acids combine with potassium to form bicarbonates, which naturally compensate for the body’s natural acidity, which is increased by our meaty diet, rich in cereals and dairy products. This property not only preserves the calcium capital, but also actively fights against the chronic latent inflammation of the body.
The consumption of citrus juices, including lemon juice, would also be able, in men, to slow down the symptoms linked to disorders of the lower urinary tract.
2. Citrus and cancer
Several studies have shown that citrus consumption is linked to the prevention of certain types of cancer.
A moderate consumption of citrus fruits would reduce the risk of cancers affecting the digestive tract and the upper respiratory system.
A study suggests that daily ingestion of citrus fruits along with high drinking of green tea would be associated with a greater decrease in the incidence of cancer.
3. Healthy cardiovascular system
According to several epidemiological studies, a regular intake of citrus is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Flavonoids would contribute to improve coronary vasodilatation, to decrease the aggregation of blood platelets and to prevent the oxidation of the “bad” cholesterol (LDL).