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Limes are an amazing addition to water, simply cut them open, squeeze some lime juice into water and you have a refreshing beverage. Limes have a simple nutritional profile, but still very beneficial because of the importance of the nutrients contained in it.

Limes are a rich source of vitamin C, which is a very important antioxidant-based vitamin for healing and repairing the hair, skin, nails, organs and other tissue within the body. Vitamin C is also very beneficial for boosting immunity to keep bacteria and other foreign invaders from overtaking the body.

Limes are also a rich source of folate, otherwise known as folic acid. Folate is also known as vitamin B9. It’s important for nearly every aspect of human health. It’s responsible for creating red blood cells which are the most abundant blood cells in the human body. Red blood cells are responsible for transporting oxygen to the body from the lungs through blood capillaries. Folate is also responsible for making and repairing your DNA.

Folate also plays a role as a catalyst in metabolism, and protein production as well.

Here’s the video explaining the health benefits and why you should include limes in your diet:

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