Rich in vitamin C, the lemon helps strengthening the body’s defense system in order to prevent several diseases. It is also a great source of potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. The lemon also has many beneficial properties to the body, such as:
– Helps in the blood circulation and reduces the blood pressure;
– Helps the digestion;
– Reduces the cholesterol levels;
– Because it is rich in vitamin C, it strengthens the immune system.
The lemon also has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is used to gargle. The lemon is good to alleviate sore throat, mouth ulcers and gingivitis.
Consuming lemons in Brazil is safe and good for the welfare, health and quality of life, besides contributing for regional development and for sustainable farming.