Lemons belong to the family of citrus fruits and are regarded as one of world’s healthiest superfoods. According to research, freezing lemons is the best way to get the most of these fruits.
These citrus fruits have excellent detoxifying power, which is why they are a part of many detox recipes and diet plans.
Although the part of lemons that is most used is its juicy flesh, lemon peel also hides a myriad of healthy nutrients. According to research, lemon peels contain certain compounds that have the ability to improve the function of the immune system, regulate cholesterol levels in blood, as well as help inhibit the development of cancer.
Lemon peels are also shown to exhibit a potent antimicrobial activity, thereby helping in the prevention and treatment of bacterial and fungal infections. This quality makes them useful in eliminating internal parasites and worms from the body.
Consuming lemons together with their peel will provide you with 5 to 10 times more beneficial nutrients than eating only the fruit’s inner part. These citrus fruits abound in vitamins C, B6, E, A, as well as in riboflavin, calcium, protein, iron, folate, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium.
Juicing lemons is the usual way to obtain the vitamin C from lemons as a high concentration of this vitamin is found in the fruit’s juice. Nevertheless, lemon peels also abound in healthy nutrients including vitamin C, and they have been found to help eliminate toxins from the body.
Therefore, from now on stop throwing lemon peels away because their place is in your body, not in the trash can.
The following are some of the astonishing health benefits provided by lemons:
- Boosting immunity;
- Treating inflammation;
- Preventing and treating stress and depression;
- Detoxifying kidneys and liver;
- Effectively removing harmful bacteria;
- Reducing the risk of stroke;
- Preventing development of asthma;
- Preventing cancer development.
Several decades of laborious scientific research passed before lemons were found to be helpful in the prevention and treatment of cancer. The time and effort were worthwhile as the results showed that these citrus fruits destroy malignant cells in several types of cancers, including lung, colon, prostate and breast cancer.
Not only are lemons more effective than chemotherapy, but they are also much healthier as they destroy only cancer cells without affecting the healthy ones.
Dr. Marylin Glenville, a nutritionist, and expert on women’s health, suggests consuming the peels of various fruits to get the most antioxidant content, which will strengthen your immunity and promote your overall health. Furthermore, she also argues that a healthier option than juicing is making smoothies, which preserves all healthy nutrients found in both the pulp and the peel of the fruit.
Since lemon smoothies are somewhat bitter to taste, we suggest using frozen lemons instead. Freezing lemons will provide you with the most benefits of these citrus fruits.
Here’s how to properly freeze lemons and get the most of them:
- First, wash and disinfect the lemons using organic apple cider vinegar.
- Wash the lemons thoroughly and allow them to dry before you put them in the freezer.
- Whenever you want to use a frozen lemon, simply cut the ends off and grate the entire fruit with its peel and seeds.
You can add grated frozen lemon to anything you like, salads, homemade ice cream, baked goods, pasta sauces, or soups. Another way to use grated frozen lemon is to add about a tablespoon of it to a fresh smoothie, juice, tea or any beverage you like.
Use frozen lemons whichever way you prefer and enjoy their remarkable health benefits!