As you have already noticed, lemons are vital part of every detox recipe, whether it`s lemonade, lemon water or lemon tea. By juicing your lemons, you will not get many important and beneficial nutrients, so the best thing you can do is to freeze them.
Lemon peels are very useful for our body. They are capable of boost our immune system, reduce cholesterol and prevent cancer. Lemon peels have anti-microbial properties and prevent bacterial and fungal infections which is helpful for the body in the process of internal parasites and worms removal.
Health Benefits of Lemon
The scientists are linking the consummation of fruits and vegetables with reduced risk of numerous lifestyle-related health conditions. Here are the probably benefits of consuming lemons:
- Fighting against cancer
- Reducing risk of having a stroke
- Fights against inflammation
- Bolsters the immune system
- Preventing asthma
- Kills dangerous microorgamisms
- Fights against depression and stress
- Cleanses your kidneys and liver
What are the Health Benefits of Lemon When It Relates to Cancer?
Along with the vitamin C included in lemon juice, which is a known alternative cancer treatment, the peel also provides us with numerous health benefits. One of the most important is that the peel helps in destroying and removal of the toxins from our body. This is the reason why the lemons are considered as amazing remedy for cancer.
The link between caner and lemons is already known; for years scientists have wondered,“is lemon a cancer destroyer?” and have came up with many studies to confirm its validity.
Studies have showed that lemon extract is able to kill malignant cells in many types of cancer, like colon cancer, breast cancer and lung cancer. Few research studies also conclude that lemons are capable of killing the cancer much more efficiently than chemotherapy, in much healthier and safer way. The studies also prove that the lemon extract only impacts the cancer cells.
Getting the Most Out of Your Lemons
Lemon skin includes 5-10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice.
Actually, Dr. Marilyn Glenville, a nutritionist and expert on women’s health, states that eating a variety of fruit peels is very beneficial for our health. She said for BBC food:
”Most of the antioxidants included in fruit are included in the peel or the pith rather than in the pulp”.
Dr. Glenville recommends:
“Smoothie is far better than a juice, since you can consume the whole fruit including the peel, and you will not throw away a single nutrient from the fruit.”
The citrus fruits aren’t ideal because they are a little bit bitterer. The following recipe will teach you how to optimize the most of your lemon without experiencing the bitter flavor.
How to Freeze Lemons
- Wash and clean the lemons first with apple cider vinegar.
- Then rinse the lemons with water and dry them.
- Put them in the freezer during the night.
- Once they are completely frozen, grate the pulp, peel and the seeds.
- Put everything in the ice cube tray and put it in the freezer for future use.
Lemon peel will strengthen the flavor in your meals. Use it as an addition for your salad, soup, yogurt, pasta sauce or ice cream.
Add one tablespoon in your smoothie, juice or tea. You can also put it in your baked goods. Be creative, there are lots of ways to use this superfood!