This citrus fruit with green rind and light green pulp is often equated with lemon because they have the same look and smell.
However, lime belongs to other citrus. Approximately 100 g of lime contains 30 calories, 11 g carbohydrate, 1.7 g sugar, 0.2 g fat, 0.7 g protein and only 29 mg of vitamin C. This fruit is sour and has strong antibacterial properties.
Lime is a “Super Lemon” that improves digestion, prevents constipation and urinary infections, alleviates respiratory discomfort and discomforts of gingival and skin and is useful in weight loss diets. It is used in cooking and cosmetics as well.
Scented oils that contain parts of this fruit improve digestion, and a cup of hot water in which is dissolved lime juice helps in weight loss.
Essential oils made out of this fruit can increase the secretion of stomach juices and bile acids at a stimulate intestinal peristalsis, so it is recommended for constipation.
Lime is very rich in potassium and is an effective means of eliminating toxic substances which are gathered in the kidneys and bladder, which has prompted the treatment of urinary infections.
It is rich in vitamin C and is used in case of bleeding gums and sensitive gums.
Lime juice relieves itching and rash on the skin caused by infection, on the other hand cosmetic preparations made on the basis of this fruit restore the shine of the skin.
Citric acid from the lime fruit is great for combustion of fat, it is recommended for diabetics. Lime drinks will help you recover your body.
Extracts of essential oils is an integral part of many perfumes, cleaning products for the skin, soaps and deodorants, and therefore much used in aromatherapy.
Suggestion recipe with lime
- 2 limes
- 2 lemons
- 2 oranges
- 4 kiwi and
- 2 tablespoons honey.
Fruits are peeled and blended. This drink is best consumed in the morning because it gives strength to the whole day and a vitamin bomb rights.