Lemons are one of the healthiest fruits on the planet, as they are abundant in important nutrients and provide countless health benefits. They are a common part of numerous detox methods, but we suggest that you try freezing them and enjoy their optimal effects!
The peel of the lemon is high I important nutrients and compounds which strengthen the immune system, prevent cancer and regulate cholesterol levels. Also, the lemon peel has potent anti-microbial, antibacterial, ad antifungal properties, which fight internal parasites and worms.
According to experts, the consumption of fresh fruits and veggies causes a reduced risk of numerous lifestyle-related ailments. These are the health benefits of the consumption of lemons:
- Protection against asthma symptoms
- Immunity boost
- Prevention and treatment of depression and stress
- Reduced risk of stroke
- Inflammation treatment
- Prevention of dangerous bacteria
- Kidney and liver cleanse
- Cancer prevention
Lemons and Cancer
Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is mostly concentrated in their juice. However, recent studies have shown that their peels are also rich in nutrients. Therefore, they are able to eliminate the toxic waste from the body. This property makes them perfect in the case of cancer.
Numerous experts have tried to find the link between lemons and cancer, and many studies have shown that lemons can effectively kill abnormal cancer cells.
After more than 20 laboratory tests in the last four decades, the extracts showed that frozen lemons kill the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including breast, lung, colon, prostate, and pancreatic cancer.
Some scientists even claim that the frozen lemons can provide better effects than chemotherapy, as they are much safer, and also destroy only the affected cells, unlike the other conventional cancer treatments.
Interestingly, the peels of the lemons contain 5-10 more vitamins than their juice.
According to Dr. Marilyn Glenville, a nutritionist, and expert on women’s health, the lemon peels can be extremely beneficial for the overall health. This is what she said for explains that the combination of healthy peels can do good to the overall health. Here is what she said for BBC food:
” Most of the antioxidants included in fruit are included in the peel or the pit rather than in the pulp.” She also suggested:
“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.”
Due to the bitter taste of the peel, we will suggest a delicious recipe to use lemons and remove the bitter flavor- by freezing lemons.
You should wash them well and disinfect them, using either baking soda or apple cider vinegar. Then, wash them with water, and pat dry with a towel. Leave the lemons to freeze during the night.
When they are completely frozen, you should grate the entire fruit, with the peel, pulp, seeds, and all.
Then, place the grated lemons into ice cube trays in the freezer, and you can use them on whatever you prefer. You can add some lemon flavor to your favorite dishes, salads, ice cream, yogurts, pasta sauces, desserts, baked goods, etc.
You can also add a tablespoon of the grated frozen lemons to your juice, tea, or smoothie. Use your imagination and enjoy the amazing health benefits of lemons!