- Berries & Fruits
Lime fruits, also known as Citrus aurantifolia, are small, round citrus fruits that are highly acidic and have a sour taste. Limes prevented scurvy for sailors, earning them the nickname "limeys." Limes also hold folklore significance, believed to bring luck, protect against evil, and used in traditional medicine.
Limes offer a range of health benefits due to their rich vitamin C content. Vitamin C supports the immune system, collagen production, iron absorption, and fights oxidative stress. Limes also provide antioxidants that combat harmful free radicals, promoting overall health. With low calories and high fiber, limes aid in weight management by inducing a sense of fullness. They contribute to skin health by supporting collagen synthesis and reducing signs of aging. Lime juice acts as a natural remedy for skin blemishes. Moreover, the vitamin C in limes enhances iron absorption. Additionally, certain compounds in limes show potential anti-inflammatory effects.
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