Limes

Limes may be most famous for their historical benefits to sailors. Limes are packed with vitamin C and were eaten on ships to prevent scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency. Limes were originally grown on the Indian subcontinent and were popularized in Europe about the time of the Crusades. In the United States, limes were established in Florida by the sixteenth century. Today limes are grown in Florida, the Southwest, and California. Limes are good for the relief of arthritis due to their high vitamin C content. They are one of the most alkalinizing foods. A drink of lime juice a..

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