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 Gordhan confirms: 'Sugar tax' coming later this year 2017-02-22 15:11 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 How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?