Lemons are some of the healthiest fruits around. They offer numerous benefits and strengthen the health in many different ways. They contain a chemical known as a limonoid, which can prevent the growth and development of breast cancer cells. But have you ever thought about freezing lemons?
Although the entire fruit is incredibly rich in vitamins, research has found that the peel of a lemon contains twice as many vitamins as the fruit itself! It also has antibacterial, anti-parasitic and antifungal properties.
Lemons are a part of our everyday lives. Not only do they offer a multitude of health benefits, but they are also used as a household cleaning agent and a delicious addition to many meals, salads and desserts!
Even though lemons detoxify the body, they can lose a lot of their medicinal qualities and nutrients when they’re juiced. Dr. Marilyn Glenville, an expert on women’s health and nutritionist recommend the use of smoothies instead of juices. Her claim is that they are healthier since they contain the peels as well. The peels of many fruits strengthen the immune system and have great health benefits.
Lemons smoothies have a bitter taste which is a turn-off for many people. Freezing lemons is the best option to get all the benefits and a great taste.
First, thoroughly wash and disinfect the lemons with apple cider vinegar. After disinfecting, wash them again and leave them to dry. Once they’re dry, place them in the freezer overnight. They will freeze, and in the morning you can grate the entire lemon, including the seeds, pulp and peel. Add them to many dishes, smoothies, soups, desserts, baked goods and drinks.
Health benefits of freezing lemons:
Lemon peel is an immunity booster. It also detoxifies the body, prevents cancer, helps in the fight against bacteria and parasites and regulates cholesterol levels. The juice of a lemon is very rich in vitamin C; and the peel actually contains 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the flesh!
The lemon fruit itself is very well known for its range of benefits, such as:
- Detoxification of the liver and kidneys
- Antibacterial properties
- Immunity booster
- Regulation of blood pressure
- Asthma prevention
- Soothing inflammation
- Relief from stress
- Cancer prevention
For decades scientists have examined the anti-cancer properties of lemons. Research has shown that they can destroy malignant cells that cause certain types of cancer such as lung, breast and colon cancer.
One of the best things about this quality is that lemons, unlike chemotherapy do not attack healthy cells. Instead they target only the affected ones.
There are many reasons to include the use of lemons in your day to day life. You can enjoy the amazing benefits this fruit offers. Freezing lemons offers just another alternative. Try it and you can prevent many health issues!