For an intense burst of flavor, it’s hard to beat the lemon. The bright yellow lemon is a powerful source of vitamin C. It can be served savory or sweet but however it’s consumed, it can play an important role in keeping your body healthy and strong.
Lemons are high in vitamin C which is important for everyone, but for women, it has been linked to a reduced risk of ischemic stroke (the most common type of stroke).
Many health and beauty products boast of collagen. You can get all the collagen you need to keep skin supple and strong by eating the right kinds of foods. Vitamin-C-rich citrus fruits, like lemon, contribute to the body’s manufacture of collagen. Which, in turn, leads to healthier skin.
Eating lemons and other foods high in vitamin C can help your body absorb iron. A diet that is low in fresh fruits and vegetables can easily lead to anemia, or iron deficiency. And, although more research is needed, lemons have also been connected to prevention and improvement of asthma and certain kinds of cancer.
So squeeze fresh lemon over your chicken or green salad. Try it in a cup of hot water and honey or tea. Serve a lemon sauce over chicken or fish. Keep a bowl of fresh lemons on your counter and add them to your food and drink on a regular basis. Stay healthier with the Fruit Friday lemon every day.