The anti-cancer compounds found in lemons can stop the multiplication of cancer cells reducing the risk of cancer by 50 percent, according to a study. Chemicals found in lemon peels do not only slow cancer growth but can kill cancer cells completely.
Studies show that lemon's phytonutrients can be just as beneficial as chemotherapy without causing damage to the body. Lemon extract therapy is also known to affect only malignant cells, without causing harm to the healthy cells in the body.
A European study, which observed participants with various forms of cancer, found that people who consumed 150 grams of citrus fruits more than four times a week had a decreased risk of cancer. Citrus fruits, including lemons, proved effective in reducing the risk by a significant 50 percent.
A similar study made by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia reported that fruits such as lemons are not only protective against cancer but are also beneficial for the body's detoxification process. The atomic structure of lemon juices trick the liver into producing bile to help move food through the body and out the gastrointestinal tract, according to Natural News.
Health's experts explain that when consuming lemons, it's not just important to drink the juice but to also consume the pulp and peep. Lemon peels can lower cholesterol levels, boost the immune system and prevent cancer.
The chemicals found in lemon's peels known as limonoids are known to slow cancer growth and even kill cancer cells altogether. These are disease-fighting compounds that are easily absorbed by the body.
A 2001 culture study found in Nutrition and Cancer also revealed that a concentration of 100 micrograms of limonoids could partially inhibit the growth of human ovarian cancer cells and breast cancer cells. The microbial compounds found in lemon peels can also protect against bacterial infections.
Published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists discovered three new limonoids, which reduced the number of oral-cavity tumors by 25 to 50 percent, according to Livestrong. Recent research has shown that consuming 75 grams of citrus fruits, such as lemons, on a daily basis can effectively reduce the risks of cancer.
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