Lemons & Your Heart

Lemons are a citrus fruit that are rich in nutrients, including vitamin C and potassium, which are important for maintaining cardiovascular health. Several studies have demonstrated that consuming a diet high in vitamin C-rich foods, such as lemons, may reduce the risk of heart disease by improving blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In addition, increasing intake of potassium-rich foods, such as lemons, has been associated with a reduced risk of stroke in both men and women.

Lemons also contain flavonoids, which are plant compounds that possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties may contribute to the protective effects of lemons against heart disease by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. However, it is important to consume lemons in moderation as part of a balanced diet and to consult with a healthcare provider about the most appropriate ways to incorporate them into your diet for heart health.

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Lemon-Aid Book

Our love-and-not-love story with fruit
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