Lemons are a classic natural remedy, they are food and remedy in one. According to researchers, the lemon has existed in Italy since pre-Christian times.
The nutritional values of lemon in 100 g of fresh fruit are composed as follows: almost 90 g of water, only 0.6 grams of fat, 0.7 grams of protein, 1.3 grams of fiber and 3.16 carbohydrates.
Overall, lemons are among the foods that are extremely rich in vital substances. The minerals are excellently available. In terms of vitamins, the lemon is particularly rich in vitamin C.
|Mineral||per 100 g|
|Vitamin||per 100 g|
|Vitamin A (retinol equivalent)||3 µg|
|Vitamin B1||51 µg|
|Vitamin B2||20 µg|
|Vitamin B3 (niacin equivalent)||237 µg|
|Vitamin B5||270 µg|
|Vitamin B6||60 µg|
|Vitamin B7 (biotin)||0,5 µg|
|Folic acid||6 µg|
|Vitamin C||53 mg|
|Vitamin K||3 µg|
The diverse secondary plant compounds contained have a beneficial effect on kidney and liver function. The flavonoids naringenin and hesperetin from the group of polyphenols also exhibit an antioxidant effect. In this way, they protect the body from free radicals and thus from inflammation, substances that damage genetic material, and strengthen the immune system. Also, the high content of vitamin C makes the lemon a fruit with high antioxidant potential. In addition, iron absorption can be promoted by vitamin C, which supports, among other things, the transport of oxygen in the blood.
A special feature that supports the effect in Recovery 8: special ingredients in lemons can regenerate the irritated stomach lining, a common problem during long units or after competitions!