Lime (thin slice with peel)

Healthy Smoothie Recipes with Lime

About Limes

Limes were first grown in large scale in Babylonia (Southern Iraq) and Persia, but were likely native to Indonsia.  It is believed that Christopher Columbus first brought limes (and lemons) to the Americas.  Brazil and Mexico are the largest producers of limes today.

Nutrition Benefits of Limes

Limes are rich in Vitamin C, which is why they (and lemons) were the first well known cure for scurvy (a disease caused from a deficiency of vitamin C).

You may have seen a lot of buzz around drinking warm lemon (or lime) water every morning.  The basic premise behind this is that it is supposed to help digestion, detoxification, hydration, skin health, boosts energy, boosts mood, and promotes weight loss.  In our experience, we have seen a noticeable improvement in our health from incorporating lemon (or lime) water into our daily routine.

Lemons and Limes have very similar nutrition benefits and can be exchanged if one is preferred over the other.

Can I replace with Lime (or Lemon) Essential Oil?

Yes.  If you have a high quality lemon or lime essential oil that is intended for oral consumption, you can replace lime with lime essential oil.  We recommend starting with just 1 drop, trying the smoothie, then adjusting to your liking.  Essential Oil is very strong, so you can easily over lemon a recipe if you are not careful.

SMOOTHIE TIPS

Leave the peel and use a very, very thin slice of lime in your smoothie.  Limes are extremely powerful in terms of flavor, so you are better starting off small and then adding more to your liking.

Nutrition Facts

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Recipe

Lime (thin slice with peel) scores well for 2 health goals

This ingredient was scored for various health goals Learn more.

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Immune System

Recipe Score:94

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Cancer

Recipe Score:90

The Research

Immune System: Score 94

Summary:

Lime has a positive effect on malaria parasite clearance. It has antibacterial properties. Lime has antibacterial activity against E. coli and may inhibit the survival of v. cholera in foods.

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Cancer: Score 90

Summary:

Human: It is inversely associated with esophageal cancer risk.

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How Our Scoring System Works

For each health goal, we assigned a score to each recipe and each ingredient. This helps you better understand the correlation that medical research is suggesting between foods and benefits to various health goals. Our scoring system is based on REAL RESEARCH published on pubmed.gov. This is a website that curates over 25 million different biomedical journals.

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What we consider when creating your scores:

  • 1Type of Study (human, animal, lab, or academic review)
  • 2Amount of Research
  • 3What the Research Says
  • 4How much of the ingredient we use (for the recipes)
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