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Top 5 Health Benefits of Limes by Nicole Leon

Limes the Vitamin C Superfood

Limes the Vitamin C Superfood

I use fresh limes several times per week to help me with my many health problems I have battled with for over 14 years.  I have found that limes have many uses including high in vitamin C and antioxidants.

1.  Overcome sickness.

Limes are perfect for aiding in overcoming the cold or flu.  Consuming lime juice will help the body to fight off sicknesses and disease. Squeeze an entire lime into orange juice or drink of juice and consume.  Limes contain more vitamin C than other citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges.  Limes contain double the amount of vitamin C, now that packs a serious punch! It boosts the immune system, increases overall heart health.

2.  Cancer Prevention.
Limes are known as a way to prevent cancer as it contains limonoid (limonin) which have anti-carcinogens effects.  These anti-carcinogens contain compounds that help with preventing breast, lung, skin, stomach, mouth and other types of cancers.   These antioxidants may reduce the risk of cancer and can slow down the overall risks of anti-inflammatory properties which is known as a cancer high risk factor.

 
3.    Anti-Inflammory properties
The vitamin C from limes is helpful with lowering chronic inflammation in the body such as heart disease, arthritis, and asthma.

 
4.   Weight Loss Assistance
To help you lose weight, add in lime juice to a glass of warm water as the acidity in the lime breaks down the fat within the body.  Look into drinking the lime and warm water mixture a maximum of twice per day.

 
5.  Digestion Aid
I have found using lime juice has helped to ease some digestion problems I regularly endure.  Besides smelling the lime, adding the lime juice in a drink will help to ease digestion problems. The lime juice will help with the digestive process through breaking down carbs you’ve eaten.

Natural Diets for Fibromyalgia Published on Mar 23 2010 – Livestrong.com

ahmet gulerFibromyalgia is a condition that is characterized by having widespread pain in muscles, ligaments and tendons. Women are more likely to suffer from symptoms due to fibromyalgia, and approximately two to four percent of the U.S. population is reported to have the chronic disease. Fibromyalgia specialists believe that some causes include genetics, infections and even some illnesses. Trauma, either physical or emotional, may also contribute to this condition. Studies show a correlation between post-traumatic stress and fibromyalgia. If you or a loved one has fibromyalgia, it is important to make healthy life choices, and one of the ways to do that is through eating a natural diet. A diet may help ease the symptoms of the disease and allow you to live a productive life with less pain.

The Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten has been linked to inflammation, headaches, fatigue and body pain that many people with fibromyalgia experience. The gluten-free diet advocates avoiding foods that contain gluten, including wheat, pasta, bread, some cereals, cookies, cake, pie, salad dressing, licorice, lunch meat, imitation meat, caffeine and alcohol. The diet allows you to eat gluten-free food such as popcorn, peanut butter, jelly, corn, rice, beans and soybeans. Dairy products such as milk and eggs are also acceptable.

Raw Food Diet

This diet primarily consists of eating raw, or unprocessed, foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, organic foods, grains and nuts. Foods to avoid on this diet include alcohol, potatoes, tomatoes, caffeine, dairy, eggs and all meat. Uncooked foods are loaded with enzymes that help the body’s digestive process. These foods also contain essential vitamins that the body needs to stay healthy. Eating fresh veggies and fruits loaded with magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin D, omega-3’s and antioxidants help ease the pain.

Vitamins

Magnesium inhibits nerve receptors, which have been linked to fibromyalgia pain. Spinach is a great source of magnesium because of the chlorophyll in it. Beans, seeds and whole grains are also good sources of magnesium. Vitamin D deficiency can cause muscle pain and weakness. It is recommended to take 1,000 to 2,000 units of vitamin D per day. Mushrooms have a high amount of vitamin D….

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/87289-natural-diets-fibromyalgia/#ixzz2OdmM89ES

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