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Love Lime? You Will After Reading This…

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Love Lime? You Will After Reading This…

This exotic green fruit is hard not to love and if you’re not too keen on them now then you should be after reading this. They may be small but they pack in a lot of flavour and a load of health boosting vitamins. We love to add them to drinks, squeezing on food and even cleaning with them. They contain antibacterial properties which is great for wiping down our kitchen tops and detoxifying our bodies!

Vitamins

Not only do they look great in a mojito, they also hold vital antioxidants that our bodies crave to stay healthy. Limes are jam packed with vitamin C, which is something we can’t store ourselves so we have to keep on top of this with our diet else we could end up with scurvy (OK this is pretty extreme, but it doesn’t sound good right?). Vitamin C amongst others types found in limes are needed so we can protect our cells, have healthy connective tissue and help heal wounds.

Weight Loss

It doesn’t just end there, we need to take advantage of limes high soluble fibre content. This may not sound all that glamorous but it is something to look out for as it can aid weight loss, and like most of us we will try anything! Soluble fibres help us feel full by slowing down digestion - so spruce up your water with some sliced lime and get rid of those hunger pains. That’s not all fibre does for us, it lowers bad cholesterol to make sure we keep a healthy heart, can control diabetes and lower the risk of certain diseases.

Illness

The common cold and feverish symptoms we get around winter time are unfortunately not far around the corner and whilst were all stuck for ideas on how to say bye to grubby tissues and constant sneezing, limes could be the answer. The high vitamin C in limes and citrus fruits can lower our temperature and help bring us back to normality whilst letting the antioxidants get to work on the illness.

We know what you’re thinking, all these amazing benefits from that tiny little thing that sits in the fruit bowl for weeks? Yes! Rinse them for all they’re worth and try and add them to anything they taste good with - which we found is most things.

 

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