In a bid to be in perfect shape and have a healthy body, most people depend on one magical ingredient and that’s lemon. They have developed a habit of drinking a glass of lemon water right after getting up in the morning. Doing this has an array of benefits. From keeping your metabolism optimum to helping you lose weight and keeping digestive issues at bay, lemon does a lot than you expect it to do.

Lemon is capable of offering so many health and beauty benefits owing to its vitamin C and other beneficial plant compounds’ content. This versatile magical kitchen ingredient is used for culinary purposes too as it can add a great flavor to a variety of dishes making them taste delicious. Here we tell you about a few ways lemon heals the human body.

Supports Heart Health

According to a study published in the journal Stroke, eating fruits and veggies rich in vitamin C can reduce your risk of suffering from various life-threatening heart conditions. Also, fiber and plant compounds (hesperidin and diosmin) present in lemon are good for cardiovascular health too. The latter has been found to lower your cholesterol level.

Prevents Anemia

Amenia occurs when your body becomes iron deficient. Lemon does contain some iron but not enough to protect you against anemia. It is lemon’s vitamin C and citric acid content that improve iron absorption capability of your body cells that work in this regard, says a research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Reduce Your Risk of Developing Cancer

According to a study published in the journal Cancer Medicine, those who eat citric fruits daily are usually at a reduced risk of cancer. Scientists believe that plant compounds namely limonene and naringenin present in lemon may have anti-cancerous effects. Other plant compounds present in lemon (beta-cryptoxanthin and hesperidin), have been found to prevent malignant tumors from developing in lungs, colons of rodents, and tongues.

Good For Digestive Health

Lemon contains pectin, which is a soluble fiber and it is linked to improved gut health and better digestion of starch and sugar.

Prevents Formation of Kidney Stones

Lemon, a citric fruit contains a compound called citrate which paradoxically makes your urine less acidic. It also breaks small stones that may have already formed and helps in flushing them out from your system.