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How can I use limes to help reduce my risk cancer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Both the skin and juice of this citrus fruit contain a natural flavonoid called hesperidin, a cancer-fighting powerhouse shown to help combat breast, colon, lung, and liver cancer.

To maximize its cancer-fighting benefits, aim for a half-cup of fresh lime juice a day. Avoid drinking undiluted juice to protect your teeth. Make your own drink by blending together three peeled limes with 2 cups of cold water.

You can also take advantage of the intense concentration of antioxidants in the fruit’s skin by zesting. Lime zest is perfect as a garnish on grain salads, a flavor-booster for drinks, or as a salt alternative when sprinkled on veggies.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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