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Health Benefits of Lemon

Introduction: One of the best sources of vitamin C is lemons. One raw lemon can provide you with more than 50% of your daily vitamin C requirement. Lemons also contain small amounts of calcium, magnesium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, and potassium, among other beneficial nutrients.

Health benefits of lemon

Reducing the risk of stroke

According to a study conducted by the American Heart Association, the women who consumed higher amounts of lemon than other participants had 19% less risk of an ischemic stroke.

Fighting cancer

Vitamin C has been known to protect against the development of the free radicals linked to causing cancer.

Healthy skin

Several factors such as exposure to the sun, pollution, and aging can cause damage to the skin and create wrinkles. Vitamin C plays an important role in keeping the skin smooth and soft by supporting and renewing skin cells and aiding in the production of collagen.

Reducing the risk of asthma

There are some nutrients that have been linked to the prevention of asthma. One of these nutrients is vitamin C: the more vitamin C you acquire, the less you are at risk for asthma.

Decreasing risk of anemia

The leading cause of anemia is iron deficiency. Research has found that, when foods that are rich in iron are consumed with foods rich in antioxidants (one of which is vitamin C), the iron is absorbed better.

Increasing immunity

One of the best homemade remedies for the cold or the flu is drinking lemonade. This is due to the fact that vitamin C, among other antioxidants, helps the immune system to fight harmful bacteria.

How to include more lemon in your diet

The great thing about lemons is that they can be used with both savory and sweet recipes. They can be used as part of a salad dressing, or with main dishes like fish and chicken, and some delicious desserts can be made using lemons as an ingredient.

Author Info

Dr Nagi Safa

Dr Nagi Safa is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon (Weight-Loss Surgeon) at the Advanced BMI in Lebanon and at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, and holds an academic appointment at the University of Montreal. Furthermore, he is involved in the training of residents and surgical fellows on how to perform advanced laparoscopic obesity surgery. In 2010, he launched the Advanced Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (Advanced BMI) in Lebanon, and has been helping hundreds of patients from all over the Middle-East through his expertise in obesity surgery. Education: Dr Safa completed his residency training at the University of Montreal General Surgery Program. He then performed a fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Minimal Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery), at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, which is the largest Weight Loss Surgery center in the Montreal area, and one of the busiest in Canada. Experience: During his training, and throughout his practice, Dr Safa performed more than one thousand laparoscopic procedures, including Roux en Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, gastric plication and many other abdominal surgery procedures. He has a particular interest in LaparoscopicRevisional Surgery including banding, bypass and sleeve. With a keen interest in the advancement of obesity surgery and newer minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr Safa gained experience in the single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and offers Single Incision gastric banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery. Research: His current research interests include clinical outcomes from various bariatric surgery procedures and investigations on the impact of bariatric surgery on Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome X. Memberships: Dr Safa holds professional memberships with the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Association for Surgical Oncology, Quebec Medical Association, Trauma Association of Canada, Association Quebecoise de Chirurgie, International College of Surgeon, and the College des Medecins du Quebec.