10 Amazing Benefits Of Lemon Peels March 17, 2015

Not many of us know about the health benefits and nutrition value of lemon peels. So, before throwing the lemon peel away after squeezing the lemon juice or using it in any salad etc., think twice because even lemon peels are very beneficial.

Benefits of Lemon Peels

Let’s look at a few well known benefits of Lemon peel:

1. Improves Bone Health

Lemon peels help in improving bone health. It contains a high amount of calcium and vitamin C, which help in maintaining and improving the health of bones. Lemon peel also helps in preventing bone related diseases likes osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory polyarthritis.

2. Treats Oxidative Stress

They helps in reducing oxidative stress. Lemon peels have high amounts of citrus bio-flavonoids, which are a very powerful source for the reduction of Oxidative stress from your body.

3. Eradicates Toxins:

There are toxic elements present in our body which not only make us weak from within but also increase the addiction to hard drinks and other harmful eatables. Lemon peels, because of its citrus bioflavonoids content, help in eradicating these toxic elements present in our body.

4. Fights Cancer:

Hardly people know, but Lemon peels are also used in the prevention and treatment of cancer. It contains salvestrol Q40 and limonene, which help in fighting the cancerous cells present in the body.

5. Reduces Cholesterol:

These are also helpful in decreasing the cholesterol levels in the body which results in maintaining good health of our hearts. This is due to the presence of polyphenol flavonoids in lemon peels.

6. Prevents Heart Related Conditions:

The presence of potassium in lemon peels help in maintaining the right blood pressure in our body. And in addition to this, lemon peels also help in prevention of heart diseases, heart attacks and diabetes.

7. Maintains Oral Health & Hygiene:

Lemon peels are also great for oral health and hygiene. Vitamin C deficiency results in teeth related problems like bleeding gums, scurvy and gingivitis. Lemon peels are rich in citric acid which helps in covering up for the deficiency of vitamin C and helps in fighting these known teeth and gum related problems.

8. Promotes Weight Loss:

Lemon peels helps in promotion of weight loss. They contain a component known as Pectin, which is responsible for the promotion of weight loss in the body.

[ Read: Lemon Juice For Weight Loss ]

9. Fight Skin Related Conditions:

Lemon peels help in preventing and fighting skin problems such as wrinkles, acne, pigmentation and dark spots. The free radicals play a very important role in this process. These are also rich in antioxidants which tend to detoxify the skin to a very great extent.

10. Other Health Benefits:

There are also other health benefits of lemon peels like – cleansing the liver, strengthening capillaries, curing ear infections, improving blood circulation, reducing muscle contractions, prevention of strokes, etc.

[ Read: Benefits And Uses Of Lemon ]

Best Way to Eat Lemon Peels:

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Let me now suggest the best way to eat lemon peels. You just need to keep lemons in the freezer till they freeze. Then Grate them. Now you can add these crumbs to your salad, tea or you can also you can eat it directly by coating with some sugar. This is the best way to get both the taste and health benefits from lemon peels.

Nutritional Value of Lemon Peels:

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According to the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference,

  • Every 100 g portion of lemon peel contains 134 mg of calcium.
  • Each 100 g of peel has 160mg of Potassium minerals.
  • It contains 129 mg of Vitamin C per each 100 g portion
  • For every 100gm of Portion, it has 10.6 g of Fiber.

So, now that you know the lemon peel uses, .

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  • Sapna

    Hi, its amazing to know the health benefits of lemon peels. I was completely unaware of it. thanks for sharing such an useful article..

  • Cherrie Ann

    I didn’t know lemon peel could be eaten til I reached this article :)
    I am a fan of lemon water and its benefits. Thanks for the info.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Cherrie, thanks and we are glad that you like our article…. keep visiting us for more :-)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Kulsoom, Lemon peels are used to detoxify the liver. Lemons and their peels can increase your appetite by encouraging the release of digestive juices. They also contain limonene and a minimum of 45 antioxidant flavonoids, both of which are well known for preventing as well as reversing cancer. One easy way is to freeze organic lemons, then grate the peel over your food. Lemon zest is very tasty on baked fruit and salads.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Princess, body odor can be the cause of embarrassment. You can follow some remedies to control body odor:
    1. Baking soda – Mix one tablespoon each of baking soda and lemon juice. Apply it to your underarms and other body parts where you sweat excessively. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and wash it off with water; do not scrub. Then take a shower or bath. Do this once daily for a few weeks.
    2. Apple cider vinegar – Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and rub it on your underarms or affected areas. Wait two to three minutes and then take your shower. Follow this remedy twice daily, once in the morning and again before going to bed, until you notice improvement.
    Hope these remedies help you. Also, take care of your diet. Eat plenty of spinach, chard and kale. Green, leafy vegetables are rich in chlorophyll, which has a powerful deodorizing effect in your body.