Lemons have been used since the 16th century, so no wonder they contain numerous health benefiting nutrients. My favorite benefits from lemons include aiding in digestion and making you feel fuller while reducing the development of Type 2 Diabetes. Lemons also contain vit. c, a nutrient vital for healthy glowing skin, and their alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. I've been slipping a lemon into my water, as they are a great natural remedy... when washed.