Lime for Health and Diet


Lime is a citrus fruit that helps the skin look younger and improves general health. Secretly Healthy gives you four reasons why lime should become part of your diet.

We can say that the lime is lemon younger and sweeter sister. In Europe in the 15th century was brought by the British sailors, and it is believed that thanks to it and its richness in vitamin C these sailors kept their health.

1. For Women’s Health.
This fruit contains calcium and folate, nutrients which are very important for women who are past menopause and those who are planning a pregnancy. One fresh lime containins 22 ml of calcium and even more than 5 micrograms of folate.


2. Lime Bark Against Aging.
Lime bark contains an inhibitor of melanin production. With years and due to UV exposure, melanin may cause dark freckles on the skin. Massage your face with the Bark to prevent occurance of the freckles.

3. Anti-Cancer Properties.

Component limonoid , which is found in this fruit, has strong influence on the prevention of colorectal , stomach and blood cancer. Scientists have proven that this antioxidant can kill cancer cells, and remains active in the blood for a long time to neutralize free radicals.


4. Lowers cholesterol.
Hesperidin, a flavonoid found in lime, can lower high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, and thus positively affect the health of the heart and blood vessels.

Source: secretly healthy

Apple, Lime and Chia Smoothie

The pale green color of this smoothie. Granny Smith and lime make a great marriage and the yogurt and chia seeds make the sweet and tart smoothie substantial enough to get me through the morning.

Total time: About 3 minutes

1 organic Granny Smith or Pippin apple, cored and cut in chunks

1 teaspoon lime zest

1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 cup plain low-fat yogurt

1 or 2 ice cubes

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Yield: Serves 1

Advance preparation: This is best when freshly made.

Nutritional information per serving: 335 calories; 5 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 1 gram monounsaturated fat; 15 milligrams cholesterol; 63 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams dietary fiber; 175 milligrams sodium (does not include salt to taste); 14 grams protein

Source: The New York Times