Lemon juice is a drink made from lemons is obtained by pressing the fruit. It has a distinctive sour taste and refreshing aroma. Lemon juice is widely used in cooking, folk medicine and cosmetology.
Calorie content of lemon juice is 16 kcal per 100 grams of product.
The composition of lemon juice
Chemical composition of lemon juice is extremely rich, it contains organic acids, pectin, phytoncides, vitamins a, B1, B2, C (85%), P, flavonoids and other nutrients.
Useful properties of lemon juice
Lemon juice contains a lot of potassium, the greatest number (of any fruit) citrine, which in combination with ascorbic acid strengthens and makes the elastic walls of small blood vessels, is actively involved in redox processes (like oranges, tangerines, grapefruit).
Lemon juice reduces heat, removes toxins, relieves cramps and spasms of the brain, lowers blood sugar in patients with diabetes, strengthens the immune system, tones up, reduces fatigue and increases efficiency.
Lemon juice is used for fever: it is diluted with water, and this acidic solution wipe body several times a day. Juice is good for coughs, it helps to cure even the most inveterate cough. Lemon juice has the ability to dissolve the stones in the kidneys and bladder.
Lemon juice in its pure form is recommended to drink for vitamin deficiency or scurvy. In other cases, lemon juice should be diluted with water or mixed with other, sweeter juices.
In Turkey and Bulgaria popular “elixir of youth” lemon juice mixed with honey and olive oil (2:4:1), – take this mixture every day, one teaspoon on an empty stomach.
Contraindications lemon juice
Use lemon juice undiluted is contraindicated for erosive gastritis, ulcerative disease of the stomach and intestines, pancreatitis, cholecystitis, enterocolitis, hepatitis, gallstone disease, and during pregnancy and individual intolerance of the product.
Lemon juice in cooking
Lemon juice – a key ingredient for dressings salads and seasoning for fish and meat.