Lemon In prevention of cancer

Lemon In prevention of cancer

Lemon In prevention of cancer

Lemon In prevention of cancer

Centuries ago, British sailors ate lemons by the boatload to prevent scurvy, a deadly disease caused by vitamin C deficiency. A single lemon contains 40 mg vitamin C, the full recommended daily target intake. We don’t worry about scurvy anymore because there are so many sources of vitamin C in our diet, but lemons provide a host of other benefits.

Lemon in Breast Cancer: Limonene, a chemical found in lemon peel and the white membrane beneath has significant anti-tumour activity. Limonene is now investigated for its potential application as a cancer treatment and preventive, especially breast cancer. Limonene inhibited growth of breast cancer cells under laboratory conditions. It also causes oestrogen to break down into a weaker form in the body which is important because osetrogen levels are linked with a higher risk of breast cancer. Limonene also boosts the ability of the liver to remove potential carcinogens from the blood.

Lemon Tea and cancer

Lemon Tea and cancer

Lemon Tea and cancer: A study revealed that those who regularly drink liquor tea, specially who add lemon to it, have a reduced risk of certain types of skin cancer. Probable explanation is that lemon boosts glutathione S-transferase enzyme activity, which detoxifies cancer-causing compounds.

What more reasons do you need to enjoy the zesty pleasure of lemons?

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