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Lemons: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits


Lemon with section on a white background“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” No disrespect to whoever originally quoted this, but there’s a lot more to lemons than just lemonade. When you’re given lemons you can make marmalade and candies, marinate chicken, fish and pork, bake pies, cakes or muffins, dress up your salads and zest up your drinks. Lemons are versatile― from its peel to its pulp.

Lemon Nutrition Facts


Calories: 22

Serving Size: 1 fruit

Toatal Carbohydrates 4%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 139%
Calcium 7%
Iron 4%
Thiamin 4%
Riboflavin 3%
Niacin 1%
Pantothenic Acid 3%
Vitamin B6 6%
Potassium 4%
Phosphorus 2%
Magnesium 3%
Zinc 1%
Copper 14%

Healthy Qualities of Lemon and their Benefits

Just by looking at the nutritional chart above, we can clearly see how healthy lemons are. Because of this unique combination of vitamins, lemons are known to have following beneficial properties:

Lemons are great for the Skin.

  • Lemons are high in Vitamin C – an essential vitamin for healthy looking skin. Lemons oil mixed with honey is an effective treatment for eczema. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of lemon and honey can speed up the healing process and ease the itching.

Lemons can be helpful with constipation

  • Many of my clients get relief having first thing in the morning hot water with a few Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice.

Lemons can ease stress and anxiety.

  • The scent of lemons has a calming effect that can make anyone feel better. It’s also known to increase focus and attentiveness and improve brain activity.

  • Enjoy a cup of tea with fresh lemon juice and even the zest to relax you.
  • Always keep on the counter at your home or on your office desk a large glass of ice water flavored with fresh lemon juice and zest as well.

Lemons can cure or ease a lot of dental problems.

  • Lemon juice is a popular home remedy for toothache, canker sores and gum bleeding. Fresh lemon juice applied to affected areas can help ease the pain for toothaches, speed up the healing of canker sores, and stop gum bleeding.

  • A slice of lemon can also take the place of your mint candy. By chewing on one, you can freshen your breath and get rid of unwanted tastes cigarettes or spices can leave behind.

Lemons can get rid of fever.

  • The combination of lemon juice, warm water and honey is a popular medicinal drink for fever. It increases perspiration, lowers temperature and prevents chills. It’s fast, it’s cheap, and it’s effective.

Lemons can boost your immune system.

  • The high Vitamin C content of lemons can strengthen your defenses against flu and cold. When you feel the first signs of flu or cold, drink lemon juice mixed with warm water for every 2 hours. The antiviral properties of lemon can the flu or cold from going into full bloom.

Lemons have more to offer than their distinctive tangy taste and sweet citrus scent we’ve known and loved. They are full of health benefits all of us should enjoy.