Did you know that Arabs have brought the lemons to Europe? Lemon is great citrus tree which has aromatic flowers and contains health benefits.
In the past lemon has been used for preservation of food, especially animal meat due to the high degree of acidity it contains. This is very important for the breakdown of microorganisms of the food and prevents its reproduction.
Nowadays the lemon is widely used for desserts and other foods due to the acid it contains which also gives great taste and flavor.
Lemon also contains lots of nutrients and vitamins such as B vitamins, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Also it contains lots of minerals such as phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and potassium. These properties are great for people that have rheumatic problems because lemon helps dissolve the crystals and toxins that cause the gout. Also it is great for the immune system and boosts the leukocyte activity.
You should know that the lemon benefits are not always found in the pulp, but also in the shell. Due to these reasons you should never throw away the peel because it is packed with important health benefits. We are going to present to you the health advantages of this fruit:
Here are some of these health benefits:
1. Prevents cancer
2. Treats and prevents asthma
3. Detoxifies the liver and kidney
4. Treats depression and relieves stress
5. Reduces the risk of stroke
6. Boosts the immune system
7. Eliminates bacteria
According to some laboratory tests frozen lemon is great for destroying malignant cells in the colon, lung, breasts, and prostate. Lemon peel is also great for removing waste from the body that has been accumulated over time.
Medical nutritionists that are specialized in women’s health found that lemon peel contains lots of antioxidants which is great for the health and the process of detoxification. Also the peel contains lots of nutrients that can improve the digestion. Here is how to ingest the lemon peel and take all advantages of it:
You will need to wash the lemons with baking soda and water. Rinse them thoroughly and put them in the freezer. Leave them overnight and in the morning take them out. Grate the lemons including the peel, seeds, and pulp.
Mix the grated parts and put them in trays of cubes, and put them again in the freezer. You can use these cubes in anything you want such as soups, pastas, salads, meal, etc.
Feel free to use them in infusion or juices in order to increase the nutritional value. If you want to use it in ice cream or sauces you need to defrost the lemons and infuse them in the mixture.