Health Tip - Superfood: Lemon
Lemon Aid — The Need-to-Know
Lemons are packed with flavor, but (thankfully) not calories — the juice of an entire lemon has only 12 calories but a whopping third of the daily recommended value of vitamin C. But it's more than just a diet-friendly flavor-booster. In these post-scurvy days (yup, citrus fruits were the cure for scurvy back in the old days), lemons' vitamin C is still essential: It plays a role in building collagen in the body — that is, one of the key materials in blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Plus that vitamin C could reduce chances of catching a cold (though the jury's still out on just how much impact C has on immunity).