Lemon, together with orange, tangerine, grapefruit, belongs to the group of citrus fruits. This fruit which is inexpensive, readily available and versatile it very useful for our health.
Lemon has been used since antiquity for its amazing health benefits and power to heal. Lemon is recommended by herbalists for lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol levels, for cleaning toxins from the liver, prevention of atherosclerosis, strengthening the immune system, headache, nausea, fatigue, improvement of memory and concentration, against diseases of the oral cavity and tongue etc.
This yellow fruit contains not only vitamin C, but other vitamins also, like vitamin B, riboflavin and minerals like potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium etc. Lemon rind is also very useful because it is rich in flavonoids and fettuccine substances that destroy harmful microbes in our organism and also contains essential oils that are useful for our organism.
Lemon peel contain spectrum of vitamins, minerals and fiber and are also very useful for our overall health. Lemon peel can boost immune system, also can lower cholesterol level and among other benefits, because they are antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth) it may prevent cancer.
Limonoids (phytochemicals) are chemicals which are found in citrus peels and they are responsible for bitter taste. This phytochemicals are able to slow cancer cell growth and even kill the cancer cells. Today, this limonoids are under medical testing and investigation for possible effects in human, but still, to date there are no scientific proofs.
Lemons Contain 22 Anti Cancer Compounds And Reduce Risk Of Cancer By 50 percent!
Entire lemon also contain 22 anti cancer compounds which may stop cell division in cancer cells and thus reduce the risk of cancer up to 50 percent, according to CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia).
Antioxidants are substances which can protect the cells from the damage that may be caused by free radicals. Damage made by free radical, which is known as oxidation may lead to cancer and lemons are very, very rich in antioxidants, especially Vitamin C which is one of the most important antioxidants. They are 53 mg of vitamin C in 100 gram serving.
They are many ways to add lemons into your daily diet. You can eat them whole and fresh anytime during the day, you can use them to make fresh juice, also anytime during the day, especially is good in the morning because helps to detox your body, you can add them into your smoothie (including small part of the peel), you can squeeze them on top of your food to add flavor, sprinkle it on fish, use it as salad dressing and sauces, you can add the lemon juice on baked goods etc.
In addition to this post, we present one amazing Honey Lemonade recipe which many of you may find it useful.
You will need:
- 1 cup Raw Honey (Preferably Organic)
- 1 cup Lemon Juice (Freshly Squeezed)
- 6 cups Water
Preparation is simple and easy. Just add the raw honey and lemon juice into blender or food processor (just to be able to blend them well) and mix them for 20-30 seconds and then add water and blend again until everything is blended good. Enjoy.