I was excited to read that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says d-limonene, an oil nutrient found in lemons and other citrus fruit, has cholesterol-dissolving properties. And even more excited to read at Wellness.com that it not only aids digestion, but reduces appetite and improves metabolism.
Wow! Now I don’t want to be greedy, but gimme, gimme, gimme!
Byron J Richards at WellnessResources.com writes …
As a health compound, [d-limo nene] has shown a wonderful ability to help with a variety of health issues …
- It is a unique fat cleanser and helps clear cholesterol sludge including the sludge in the gall bladder that can form stones.
- Another aspect of cleansing assistance is that it also helps liver detoxification enzymes.
- Its calming properties help settle anxiety and therefore can be used as a natural sleep aid.
- It helps reduce appetite and improve metabolism, making it one more nutrient to assist with healthy weight management
D-Limonene is a type of terpene called a monoterpene. A person consuming 1 – 2 servings of citrus per day is likely to get 15 – 40 mg of d-Limonene; if the peels are consumed in some way this level may rise to 50 – 90 mg.
If you intend to eat the skin then be sure to buy organic fruit and if you cannot then wash the skins really well. At the very least buy unwaxed fruit.
Our Citrus Smoothie Recipe is on the Next Page …