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ince these two are from
the same family I figured
I’d discuss them both.
Now the origin of lem-
ons seem to be unknown
but was first thought to have
first grown in Assam (a region in
Limes on the other hand were
thought to have originated in
Southeast Asia since it grows on
trees in the tropical and subtropi-
Lemons and limes are tart and
flavorful fruits that belong to the
same citrus family but they taste
differently and are different in
colour from each other.
Limes are green and smaller as
compared to lemons which are
yellow and bigger in size.
Despite their differences in
flavor, color and size; limes and
lemons have the same nutritional
benefits and are low in calories.
They both are rich in many vi-
tamins and minerals such as vi-
tamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A,
vitamin E, niacin, thiamin, ribo-
flavin, pantothenic acid, copper,
calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc,
phosphorus, and protein potas-
sium, folate, flavonoids and the
outstanding phytochemical, li-
Lemons and limes are acidic
yes, but are alkalized by the body
when digested. A food is deter-
mined to be acidic or alkaline de-
pending on how it breaks down.
Lemons and limes assists the
nervous system, maintain a
healthy heart, detoxify the body,
is very high in antioxidants, re-
lieves constipation, lowers blood
pressure, induces great sleep (I
clearly need this), is highly alkaliz-
ing, anti-viral and even relieves
Now since I’ve clarified that
lemons and limes are alkaline
when ingested this I’m sure leads
you to the next question that’s
playing on your mind.
Can I then drink lemon water
for weight loss? Yes! Drink the
juice of one lemon added to one
cup of warm water on an empty
stomach first thing in the morning
and this is guaranteed to work,
especially since water in itself has
been proven to naturally boost
Lemons and limes are highly
used in the Caribbean when it
comes to seasoning fish, adding
flavor to menus and even as a gar-
nish on food and drinks.
How about a cold lager and lime
at your next after work Friday
lime for those of you who drink or
even marinating a piece of fish or
chicken in some lemon and lime
juice before cooking for a change
in palatable flavor.
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SWRHA aims to complete 2,000
cataract surgeries in a few months
he South West Re-
gional Health Author-
ity - SWRHA- plans to
complete 400 cataract
surgeries every month
for the next 4 to 5 months.
In a statement issued, the
SWRHA dubbed the undertaking
the Cataract Surgery Initiative.
The health authority said the aim
is to reduce the waiting list for
Back in 2012, the list of those
waiting to have the eye surgery
done had ballooned to as much
as 5,000 persons.
Health officials have stated that
there is a large portion of the
population presently with cata-
racts due to the high prevalence
of diabetes in this country.
HARVESTED IN JAMAICA
A major medical marijuana com-
pany in Jamaica has reported the
successful harvest of of cannabis
on the island.
The news was reported in an
article on Caribbean New Now.
That report said, Timeless Herbal
Care Limited completed the first
legal commercial marijuana in Ja-
maica in over a century.
The harvest was certified by
the island’s Cannabis Licensing
The report stated the mari-
juana was cultivated in the only
facility in the Caribbean region
authorized to grow it for medical
The company in a release said
the development represents,
“an important step in its mission
to establish scientifically-based
products that meet the highest
standards of safety, efficacy, with
the goal of helping people en-
hance their quality of life.”
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Burning of the soles of the feet.
Please tell me what causes it and
what can help?
From Dr. Fuad Khan - Senior
This can occur in diabetics,
people who have vascu-
lar disease, who have ob-
structed blood supply to the
feet. There are certain phar-
maceuticals that could be
used and you can always go
visit the doctor to get those.
limes are acidic
yes, but are
the body when
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