Lemon water is probably your favorite morning drink. Lemon juice is the most refreshing drink on planet Earth, and it comes packed with some great nutrients.
Most of you probably discard the peel after squeezing out the last drop of lemon juice. If this is your case, you are making a big mistake.
There is a simple trick that helps you use the most of your lemons. All you have to do is wash your lemons thoroughly and freeze them. Frozen lemons are easy to grate, and in this way you are using every bit of the fruit.
Use grated lemons in your salads, desserts, noodles, cereals, soups, homemade ice cream, sauce and drinks.
Lemon peel contains 5-10 times more vitamins than the juice. In other words, don’t throw it away.
Lemons are an incredible source of vitamins, minerals, and many other nutrients that are essential to your health. Organic lemons provide strong antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral effect.
Consume lemons regularly to prevent infections and other diseases. Lemons protect DNA, boost immunity, and reduce inflammation. This is just a tiny part of their immense power.
Dr. Mercola explains that a serving of lemon provides 187% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Need something to prevent and fight infections? Use lemons (unpeeled!).
Esperetin and naringenin are found in most citruses. This gives lemons an excellent power to fight free radicals. Free radicals damage blood vessels and lead to cholesterol buildups in artery walls, atherosclerosis and heart disease.
Consume lemons to get a healthy portion of thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron and magnesium. These citruses are also rich in fiber, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, copper, folate and potassium.
Citric acid in lemons enhances digestion and dissolves kidney stones. Ascorbic acid acts as natural antioxidant that helped sailors treat and prevent scurvy.
Lemons contain other antioxidants, too. ß-carotenes, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein, and vitamin A strengthen mucus membranes, enhance skin complexion and improve vision.
Pantothenic acid and folates aren’t naturally found in the body, meaning you should get them through food.
Researchers have found that lemons neutralize acids, normalize blood pressure, kill stress and aid in treating depression and nervous disorders.
A recent study has confirmed that limonoids impede ER+ and ER-breast cancer cell growth. These natural compounds give lemons their power to prevent breast cancer which confirms the findings of previous studies.
Yes, lemons can prevent the development of breast cancer.Lemon extract kills cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
Scientists have to conduct more studies to confirm the power of lemons, but these findings are more than promising. Start freezing your lemons and use them every day.
Freezing fruits is a nice way to preserve large amounts of lemons. You can buy lemons in their season, and freeze them right away.
This is the easiest way to use lemons. Plus, you don’t have to worry about their freshness. If not stored properly, lemon rot and smell bad.
Lemons are incredibly versatile and work well in both savory and sweet delicacies. Use them when cooking to give your food a fresh citrusy hint. Their health benefits come as a bonus.