Here’s Why You Should Not Throw Away Lemon Peels

5. Treat Oxidative Stress And Detoxification


Vitamin C has antioxidant properties that fight free radicals or toxins released during stress or certain biological processes. It controls cellular damage and helps in detoxifying the body and reducing stress at a metabolic level. The citrus bioflavonoids found in lemon peel also reduce oxidative stress, which, if left untreated, can cause cancer

Experimental research conducted on rats found that lemon peel has a compound called limonene which accelerates enzyme activity and mucous production. This lowers the oxidative stress associated with tissue damage.