CANCER PREVENTION....Limes contain limonoid, a compound believed to have a anti-carcinogen effects. These compounds are thought to help prevent skin, mouth, stomach, breast, lung and other types of cancer.
Limes are also a potent source of antioxidants, particularly vitamin C. Antioxidants reduce the risk of cancer by preventing free radical damage to the cells and DNA.
Limes may have anti-inflammatory properties that can slow the risk of chronic inflammation, another high risk factor for developing cancer.
*** The vitamin C in limes helps to boost immunity and offer long term support for the immune system. It may help to prevent the flu and the common cold.
*** A study found that subjects who consumed more vitamin C rich foods like limes far less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis.
*** Vitamin C is essential to the proper function of the eyes. Vitamin C deficiency can lead to cataracts and other eye conditins. Maintaining good vitamin C levels by eating citrus like lime juice is a good way to maintain proper eye health.