1. Improves Cardiovascular Health
The heart health benefits of lemons include lower risk of stroke and lower blood cholesterol levels (9, 10). The essential oil of lemons also protects LDL (bad) cholesterol particles from oxidizing, a key factor in heart disease. (11, 12)
2. Prevents Kidney Stones.
3. Prevents Anemia
While lemons contain small amounts of iron, the significant amounts of vitamin C and citric acid help to increase the absorption of iron from other foods, which can prevent anemia according to studies (15, 16).
4. Prevents Cancer
Studies show lemons may help reduce the risk of numerous cancers (17, 18). Researchers attribute this to hesperidin (19) and d-limonene (20, 21), just two of the many potent flavonoids found in lemons that are known to contain antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties.