Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Fruit Updated 26 February 2013 Lemons Lemons have a very high vitamin C content. Lemons help to lower cholesterol levels and also have anti-cancer effects. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Lemons have a very high vitamin C content. Lemons help to lower cholesterol levels and also have anti-cancer effects, because of lemons' limonoid phytochemicals. Limonoids and limonene are found in the whole lemon – pith and peel included. It is therefore best to make use of the whole lemon.Lemons are low in calories, but because they are generally quite sour, they tend to be eaten in dressings, sauces or drinks, rather than on their own. A daily portion of citrus fruit is recommended. Calories 7 Fibre 0,1 g Potassium 130 mg Vitamin C 36 mg Per 100g juice NEXT ON HEALTH24X What will happen to Noakes if he is (really) found guilty? 2016-12-02 14:13 More: Healthy FoodFruit advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.