Limes are good for women’s health, lime peels combat aging skin, limes are anti-carcinogenic, and lime juice helps prevent heart disease and the formation of kidney stones while also lowering cholesterol. Limes promote weight loss; help skin care, eye care, and respiratory disorders, improve digestion and aid in the all-around health of our bodies.
Limes are excellent sources of vitamin C, B6, potassium, folate, flavonoids and the phytochemical limonene. Limonene has anti-cancer effects and helps increase levels of enzymes that detoxify carcinogens. The highest content of limonene is obtained from juicing a lemon with the peel to get the most nutrition out of it. Fresh lemon juice in water and any other freshly prepared dish such as: ceviche (fresh fish marinated in lime juice), a bowl of salad or fresh fruit with lime juice squeezed on top at home is the best way for nutrients to be absorbed up to five times more effectively than with any other cooked or prepared dishes.