Lemons are one of the healthiest fruits on the planet, since they have a plethora of health benefits. They have potent antibacterial and antiviral effects, and their aroma is useful in treating depression.

Lemons are abundant in antioxidants as well as iron, copper, chromium, magnesium, and vitamins C, E, and A.

One lemon, peeled, provides:

  • 24 calories
  • 7.8 grams carbohydrates
  • 0.9 gram protein
  • 0.3 gram fat
  • 2.4 grams of dietary fiber
  • 44.5 milligrams vitamin C (74 percent DV)
  • 116 milligrams potassium (3 percent DV)
  • 0.5 milligram iron (3 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligram vitamin B6 (3 percent DV)

Lemons are also rich in magnesium, zinc, calcium, thiamin, folate, and pantothenic acid.

Lemon juice clears the scalp and treats skin problems such as pimples, spots, inflammation, and pimples. Rub the half of a lemon on the infected areas to smooth the hard skin on the feet, elbows, and calluses.

Lemons help to whiten teeth and freshen the breath and also helps you to get rid of kidney stones.

Lemon juice aids digestion and is an effective herbal cure for arthritis and rheumatism.

If you chop some lemons and keep them in your bedroom at night, the air will be cleansed of chemicals and your sleep quality will increase. It can also assist with colds, allergies, and asthma.