This citrus has antioxidant properties thanks to the vitamin C it contains.

The National Cancer Institute explains that the circulatory system is the set of blood vessels that, together with the heart, allows the different tissues of the body to receive nutrients and oxygen through the blood. It is then that when there are complications, many diseases are related to it, such as anemia (insufficient red blood cells), stroke (no blood supply to the brain), high cholesterol (waxy substance that accumulates in the arteries) , among others.

Even the bones are benefited, which when they do not get enough blood is called osteonecrosis. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, this condition is due to decreased blood flow, and can “cause the death of bone tissue,” causing the bone to fracture.


The Mayo Clinic describes anemia as “a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry an adequate level of oxygen to the body’s tissues.” He also points out that this type of disease has variations and each one has its own cause: aplastic anemia, sickle cell anemia, iron or vitamin deficiency anemia along with thalassemia.

“Reducing anemia is one of the objectives of our activities to eradicate all forms of malnutrition,” says the World Health Organization.

High cholesterol

This research center also explains that cholesterol “is a waxy substance” that accumulates in the blood vessels causing the development of heart disease. Although there is a bad cholesterol (LDL), there is a good one (HDL) that helps cells in their development.

The American health entity points out that cholesterol can be inherited, but usually this occurs due to unhealthy habits, such as the consumption of foods rich in trans and saturated fats, since these are harmful to the heart because they clog arteries and blood vessels, preventing blood flow increasing the chances of a stroke.


The National Library of Medicine of the United States, MedlinePlus, mentions that “it happens when the flow of blood to a part of the brain stops” and the cells begin to die because they are damaged.

According to the institution of science and medicine, there are two types: ischemic and hemorrhagic, which can be associated with other diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, including obesity. In addition, the male gender is more prone to presenting an ischemic stroke, he points out.

Lemon and its peel

The Brazilian health portal, Tua Saúde, in one of its articles reviewed by nutritionist Tatiana Zanin, ensures that lemon is a fruit among citrus foods that has antioxidant properties with the ability to fight infections, thanks to its antifungal and antibacterial action. , favorable for the skin and the immune system.

It is also used to regulate blood pressure thanks to its flavonoids, since it relaxes blood vessels, promoting circulation, standing out for its vitamin C that can help absorb iron, counteracting anemia.

In addition, Mundo Deportivo mentions that lemon peel is rich in calcium, which, when used in infusions, can reduce the chances of developing osteoporosis, combat poor digestion and halitosis, for example.

Lemon peel tea

Better with Health, explains how lemon tea can be prepared. It is suggested before its regular consumption to consult with a nutritionist.

mode of preparation

  1. Boil a liter of water.
  2. Add the lemon peels.
  3. When it is boiling, add the juice of a lemon.
  4. Let it continue boiling for at least 18 minutes.
  5. Let rest to be able to consume.

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