Lemon: All-around power fruit and miracle cancer cure?

Are you in need of a little detoxification? Lemons could help out! Overflowing with nutrients, this tiny fruit could give you a cheap, effective and definitely safe way to trim down, detoxify and boost vitality. In addition to that, lemons could also prevent cancer, bone loss and hypertension. Not bad, eh?

While many people are familiar with the lemon detox diet, a widely known detoxification diet that gives you glowing skin, better digestion and a slimmer body, not a lot are aware that lemons are also an exceptionally effective treatment for thrush, parasites and calcium stones in the urinary tract.

In a study published by the International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology, it was discovered that lemon juice was more effective in healing oral thrush in HIV patients than the standard remedy of gentian violet. In addition to that, researchers from the Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, also found that lemons are a viable alternative to potassium citrate in the treatment of urinary calcium stones. Traditionally, lemon peel oil has been used to discourage intestinal parasites, while the vitamin C-rich juice and rind help increase bone mineral density.

Furthermore, Dr. Subrata Chakravarty, chief science officer and member of the Hope4Cancer executive team, notes that lemons regulate blood pressure, treat acne, alleviate depression and possess antibacterial and antiviral properties, among other benefits.

Even lemon peels have health benefits

While the lemon fruit alone already contains numerous benefits, don’t disregard the peels! The rind contains up to 10 times the vitamins and bioactive compounds of the juice itself. Moreover, according to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the peel may also impede the growth of tumors in the body. Likewise, research in the journal of Nutrition and Cancer found a noticeable reduction of squamous cell carcinoma in those who consumed citrus peel, compared to participants who only had the juice. The team believes these findings are due to the concentration of D-limonene oil in citrus fruit rinds — a known inhibitor of breast, lung and colon cancers.

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