Quality Essentials: Key lime

Key lime is a fruit that serves many purposes, which is why it is definitely a quality essential! The key lime has many health benefits and can easily be used as a natural way to boost the immune system and improve overall health. A daily game changer is simply a glass of lime water in the morning to kick start your day. 

-Blood Sugar

Limes and many other citrus fruits help control blood sugar. The high levels of soluble fiber found in limes helps it regulate the body’s absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. This helps reduce the occurrence of blood sugar spikes which are a serious risk to people with unhealthy blood sugar levels. 

-Inflammation 

One of the many causes of joint discomfort is an excess of uric acid that builds up in the body. Uric acid is one of the waste products that normal urination will clear out of the body, but unfortunately, when too much builds up, it can settle in and around joints and cause pain and inflammation.

The citric acid found in citrus fruits like limes can help dissolve the uric acid deposits which are then eliminated in the urine. No wonder many doctors recommend lime juice to people with symptoms of gout!

-Fever

Vitamin C, found in high concentrations in citrus fruits like lime, naturally lowers body temperature. If you are suffering from a fever, limes and lime juice can be of great importance. In fact, if the fever is very high, it might be a good idea to restrict your diet to lime juice and water.

-Weight Loss

A glass of warm water with a full lime’s worth of juice in it is an excellent weight reducer as well as a brilliant refresher and antioxidant drink. The citric acid present in lime is an excellent fat burner.

I’m guessing you’re already adding key limes to the top of your grocery haul list, this simple yet amazing quality essential will definitely help you step into your own lime light!