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 Stop the madness and back Noakes, begs online petition 2017-05-19 14:39 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 WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Dangerous winter sun » Why female students ignore the risks of indoor tanning Can rooibos protect you from the effects of UVB exposure? Skin cancer always a risk – even in winter During winter, the risk of skin cancer doesn’t disappear. CyberDoc talks to us about when to see your doctor about a strange-looking mole or spot. Did you know? » The 5 saltiest foods may surprise you Craving salt? Your genes may be the reason 10 fascinating facts about salt The one thing that fast foods, whether it be chips, hamburgers, pretzels or fried chicken have in common, is loads of salt.