By Fanny Honsch
Posted Monday, October 26, 2015 at 12:24pm EDT
When life gives you Lemons, you freeze them!
I know you all want some healthy tips, for better nutrition and better health, so this is a good one! It’ll not only help you with losing body fat, but it will help with your overall health. The sun is up, and you reach for the Lemon Water .. You feel like you’re coming down with a fever, or you have high blood pressure, Lemons have got your back! We all know that Lemons do a wonderful thing for our body, our skin, our hair, and our immune system. It cleanses and purifies our blood. Besides all of the vitamins that it contains, it also helps with treatment for kidney stones, reducing strokes and lowering body temperature. What else do you need in your fridge..seriously. I have a drawer just full of lemons, which will now be moved to the freezer.
We all know the benefits of fresh new lemons, but just in case lets recap before I continue… Fresh Lemons have antibacterial effect on bacterial infections, work against internal parasites and worms, regulate the blood pressure, work as an antidepressant and they are great in the fight against stress and neurological disorders. Lemon has a remarkable effect on cysts and tumors. Some say the Lemon is a proven remedy against all types of cancer, there are more studies that need to come out regarding this, however I do know that lemons are also beneficial for those who have lime disease.
It helps if we freeze our Lemons!
“A new study has shown for the first time how limonoids, natural compounds present in lemons and other citrus fruit, impede both ER+ and ER- breast cancer cell growth. This sheds new light on the importance of citrus fruit for breast cancer prevention and supports past studies which showed fruit consumption may lower breast cancer risk.”
Freezing lemons mean you’ll always have fresh lemons on hand, it also means no more tossing spoiled lemons left over from recipes. We have always learned to leave no waste when it comes to eating our food on our plates, well this has become true when it comes to Lemons too. Citrus fruits should be used to the fullest, not only for the obvious health benefits that the fiber and juice provides, but because it’s also refreshing! Take an Organic Lemon or Orange, wash it and put it in the freezer. Once it’s frozen you get whatever is necessary to grate or shred the whole lemon without even peeling it first. When the lemon freezes, It will be a complete new taste!
What do I do with the zest?
So now what do I do with it? You have some lemon zest…well you should sprinkle it on your salad, ice cream, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, the options are endless. Lemon zest makes your foods taste better, if you ask me, and it’s the truth especially when picky eater, Marc, Agrees! Marc doesn’t like to drink Lemon water all the time, so what I do sometimes is fill our ice cube trays with water and sprinkle lemon zest into them, so when they freeze our water has a hint of lemon. Try it out!
Why can’t I just use Lemon Juice?
Why Fanny? Why would I want to do this?… Well lemon peel contains 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the actual juice of the lemon itself, and the peel is usually thrown away. The peel of the lemon is very important to overall health, and some people overlook this. It helps to get rid of toxins in your body.. now there are some safety precautions that I want to mention that I found on New Health Guide:
1. Wash Properly and Go Organic
You must wash lemon peel before eating it as pesticides or insecticides may have been used during the growing process. Lemons that have been shipped great distances may contain a wax coating that prevents damage but it can be made using animal, plant or insect based products. Therefore, it is best to opt for organically grown peels.
2. Be Aware Of Crystallization
Lemon peels contain a high amount of oxalates which are found in humans. When we have high concentrations of oxalates it can lead to problems which are associated with crystallization such as kidney or gallbladder stones. Therefore if you already suffer from these problems, avoid eating lemon peel.
Health Benefits of Lemon Peel:
- Regulates blood pressure (special for high blood pressure)
- Fight against cancer
- Maintain bone strength
- Provides high hygiene and health of the oral cavity
- Helps to reduce weight
- Prevents overgrowth of parasites and intestinal worms (tapeworms) in the digestive system
- Protects against fungal bacterial infections
- Strong anti-depressive effect
- Helps with cystitis and tumors
- Decrease the cholesterol levels in the body which results in maintaining good health of our hearts. This is due to the presence of polyphenol flavonoids.
Go, get your Lemons, and pop them in the freezer!
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