Lemon And Diabetes
According to scientific studies, lemon is a fruit having very high nutritive and medicinal value our health. It has a bunch of nutrients which are essential for the needs of our body such as calcium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin c, niacin, and so on. The taste of lemon fruits is more sour and bitter than other citrus. This is because that the organic acid content contained in lemon can reach up to 6. 4%, a dozen times more than oranges and other fruits. In addition, it is also rich in flavonoids, volatile oil and hesperidin. According to Chinese medicine researchers, lemons can stimulate the production of saliva and the enhance the appetite. It can also provide some relief for excessive stomach gas or feeling of sickness in stomach.
Modern nutritional studies suggest that lemons can bring lots of benefits for people especially for women. It is a very effective fruit which can help you to keep fit. Taking some fresh lemon water after meal can greatly facilitate the digestion.
Also, the lemon is able to prevent and reduce the complications of diabetes. This is mainly because it contains a special ingredient glucoside citrate. Scientific experiments have shown that it can greatly reduce the acidification in diabetic patients with high blood fat levels in liver and kidney. Lemon is also a great fruit to prevent cardiovascular disease, hypertension and myocardial infarction.
The best way to enjoy the flavor of lemon is to cut a thin slice and put it into the water. There is a hint of fragrance which can make you feel active. You can also put two or three slices of lemon along with the black tea. This can bring your tea some aromatic taste. In addition, you can put a slice of lemon in soft drinks and other beverages, and even use it to make some lemon sauce.
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