4. Reduces Inflammation
Flavonoids effectively fight inflammation, which is wonderful for brain and heart health. It can also prevent arthritis and strokes. Vitamin C helps ease the inflammatory response caused by arthritis and appears to further promote joint health. One study found that women between the ages of 45 to 74 who lacked sufficient vitamin C were more susceptible to arthritis than those who ingest high doses of vitamin C.
3. Eases Gout
Gout is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the blood, which causes joint swelling, pain, and tenderness. Studies have shown that limes reduce the uric acid levels in the blood, which might prove beneficial to gout sufferers.
2. Battles Infections
For centuries, holistic health practitioners have turned to lime to ease the pain of a sore throat and to help with the symptoms of colds and coughs. Research has also shown that the citrus extracts effectively kill harmful microbes such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes. Limes might also stop the growth of fungi and even repel insect pests.