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 The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.