Lemons contain antioxidants which can help in treating many ailments. However, juicing the lemon will not provide the maximum of its benefits, and for that reason it would be better to freeze them as the peel contains the good stuff. It has the power to boost the immune system, normalize the cholesterol levels, and prevent cancer development. Moreover, the peel provides anti-microbial effects and prevents infections caused by fungi and bacteria as well as remove internal worms and parasites.
Health benefits of lemon:
- Cancer prevention
- Reduced risk of stroke
- Excellent treatment of inflammation
- Immunity boost
- Prevention against asthma symptoms
- Effective against dangerous bacteria
- Prevention and treatment of depression and stress
- Kidney and liver cleanse
Lemons and Cancer
Lemons are usually used for their vitamin C content that is mostly concentrated in their juice. But, the latest research has shown that lemon peels provide great nutrients as well.
Lemon peels have shown a huge potential in destroying and removing toxic waste from the body. This is the top reason why lemons are often used in the treatment of cancer patients.
There is a strong relation between lemons and cancer. Scientists spent decades in wondering and testing whether lemons can destroy abnormal cancer cells. And yes, many studies have confirmed this possibility.
After more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that frozen lemons destroy the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas.
Some research studies have shown that frozen lemons can be more effective in destroying cancer when compared to chemotherapy.
Plus, they are a lot healthier and safer solution than chemo drugs. These studies also proved that lemon extract destroys cancer cells while leaving the healthy cells intact.
Get the most of the lemons
The peel contains 5-10 times more vitamins than the juice. According to a nutritionist and expert in women’s health, Dr. Marilyn Glenville, the comb of healthy peels can do good for the overall health as most of the antioxidants in it are included in the peel or the pith, rather than the pulp. One could better make a smoothie, than a juice as in this way the while fruit will be consumed and any single nutrient won’t be thrown away.
The bitter taste of citrus fruit makes people not that keen on them. However, here is a recipe which will pull the maximum of the lemons without tasting their bitter flavor.
- Wash and disinfect the lemons with baking soda or apple cider vinegar;
- Rinse them with water and [at them with a dry towel;
- Place them in the freezer and let them stay overnight;
- When they are completely frozen, grate the whole lemon along with the seeds, pulp, and peel;
- Place the grated lemon into ice cube trays and store them in a freezer. Use the cubes whenever you want.
They will give a stronger taste to your dishes. You can add them into your soups, salads, yoghurts, pasta sauces, smoothie, juice, tea, baked goods, and homemade ice cream.