Lemon - Lime
Beets flush the liver, gallbladder and kidney's and move bile and sludge. They mobilize the liver like no other food and move gallstones, hardened bile, accumulations of cholesterol, calcified liver gravel and other waste products out of the body through the bile ducts and into the gastro-intestinal tract. In this way, these unwanted detoxification by-products can be expelled from the body. Beets rejuvenate the liver are anti-inflammatory, lower blood pressure and are heart healthy.
Lemons & Limes
Lemons are a great source of Vitamin C. They contain citrate which is a naturally occurring inhibitor of toxins, flushing them from the body by enhancing the body's enzyme function to stimulate the liver. Lemons improve digestion by enhancing hydrochloric acid in your stomach that breaks down food, aids in the assimilation of food, help prevent fatty liver, improves insulin sensitivity and improves gut bacteria. Lemons are alkalizing which is an effective way to manage your pH levels and are great for skin health.
Limes benefit your digestive system. The carbohydrates in limes are mostly made of soluble fiber in the form of pectin. Soluble fiber is known to slow digestion, which keeps your blood sugar stable and inhibit colon cancer tumor growth. Pectin is also known to promote healthy cholesterol levels. And like other citrus fruits, limes contain a nutrient in their peels and oils called d-limonene, which can relieve symptoms of indigestion and GERD. They’re healthy for your heart and rich in vitamin C, which is known to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Limes also contain potassium, which can help to relieve tension in the walls of your blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Limes lower your cancer risk. The d-limonene found in citrus fruits have multiple health benefits and one of them is cancer prevention. Limes also contain a flavonoid called naringenin, which has strong cancer-preventing properties. Citrus pulp and juice also contain high amounts of beta-cryptoxanthin and hesperidin, which are plant compounds found to prevent malignant tumors in rodents. They provide protection against kidney stones. The citric acid in fruits like lime, lemon, melon, and orange may prevent kidney stones from forming. Patients with low urinary citrate should be encouraged to increase their consumption of foods high in citric acids, such as lemon and lime juice. Limes are good for your complexion. Dermatologists love vitamin C for its positive effect on the production of collagen, a protein that helps prevent skin from wrinkling and is often broken down by exposure to the sun and pollution. The juice of limes and lemons can also be used as a natural remedy for acne because of their astringent and antibacterial properties, which can exfoliate the skin and prevent pores from getting clogged. They protect against anemia. Anemia is a blood disorder often caused by an iron deficiency. Limes don’t contain much iron, but because they’re high in vitamin C, they can help increase the amount of iron your body is able to absorb. Limes have immune-boosting properties. The vitamin C in limes can boost your immune system, thus reducing the duration of your cold. Studies have shown that limes can have the same effects on influenza as well. They may help relieve asthma symptoms triggered by the common cold. Vitamin C comes to the rescue again: Studies show that those who consume higher amounts of vitamin C have a lower risk of developing asthma. One study found that participants whose asthma attacks were triggered by a respiratory infection were able to decrease the occurrence of an asthma attack by 78 percent by taking one gram of vitamin C a day.