Limes and other citrus fruits are high in citric acid, and many people think that such high acidity would upset the stomach. In fact, when these juices are ingested, they act to alkalinize the blood, essentially soothing the stomach. Squeezing out half a lime and drinking it straight can produce this very rapid settling of the stomach. This has been used as a traditional remedy for diarrhea and other stomach issues for generations. The same is true of lemons and other highly citric fruits, but limes seem to be the most palatable.
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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.