The Differences of Lemon and Lime Water

The Differences of Lemon and Lime Water

Lemons and limes are used interchangeably in many instances, and when it comes to taste it is easy to get the two citrus fruits mixed up. Both have a sour, tart flavor that adds the perfect amount of zing to drinks and recipes;

However, there are quite a few differences between the two fruits. Starting with their appearance, lemons are vibrant yellow but limes are bright green. Additionally, limes are typically smaller than lemons. Limes tend to be less sour and have a smoother taste as well. Both are used similarly and can be often swapped in recipes. 

When it comes to nutrition, the benefits of lime are not quite as impressive as those of lemons. Lime nutrition contains just over half of the amount of vitamin C and contains slightly more carbs and less protein per gram. The lemon nutrition profile is also a bit more extensive, boasting a higher amount of many nutrients, such as folate and vitamin B6.

Why is this important?

Vitamin C helps protect the body from damage done by free radicals.

Carbs and protein are important macro nutrients for building the body you want because they're directly involved in weight gain and loss, muscle building and energy.

Folate, or otherwise referred to as B9, may prevent anemia, birth defects and instances of low white blood cell counts.

Vitamin B6 is involved in the production of norepinephrine and serotonin. Norepinephrine is the hormone directly related to stress management, and Serotonin is directly related to mood management. 


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