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HeConnection-Health-e-TipsHealth-e-Tip on Lemons

A natural cross between limes and citrons, the plant-derived lemons is one of America’s widely consumed tropical fruits and has been a major food crop in Florida ever since the 16th century. These bright yellow and thin-skinned are famously used to refresh and enhance the taste of cold water or hot teas. (1)

It should be no surprise that this simple fruit earns great popularity among many people from various cultures, but did you know you could actually freeze lemons?

Waste no lemon!

One of the most convenient ways to include more vitamin C into your diet is to eat more lemons. When flavoring up water, it can help with the body’s pH levels (adding alkaline buffers) and aid in digestion. Use lemons to enhance dressings or certain food dishes to give them a good tang. For such a simple and cheap fruit, a little goes a long way and as it turns out it is incredibly versatile as well!

The next time you need lemons, buy organic lemons. Wash them and simply throw them in the freezer. Whenever you are in need of this amazing fruit, just grab a frozen one out of the freezer and start grating away, the peel and everything else! (2)

Use it to sprinkle onto your salads, soups, sauces, water, juices, cupcakes, muffins, or whatever else you can think of. There are virtually no restrictions and your taste buds may experience this taste on a whole new level! (1,2,3)

At 187% of the daily vitamin C recommendation, it is an amazing choice to fight infections. (1) Not only that, the lemon peel contains 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice and can also help the body to get rid of toxins. (2,3) Unfortunately, the peel is often discarded leaving you with largely wasted piece of fruit.

Lemons have been known to kill cancer cells. In fact, it has been allegedly reported that they are 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy! And the good news is that the taste of lemons is pleasant and does not deliver the synthetic and horrific effects of chemotherapy. (3)

Lemons are naturally low in sugar and have the ability to dissolve kidney stones, and provide natural antioxidants for the skin, eyes, and mucus membranes. (1) Additionally, several studies show that lemon has a remarkable effect on cysts, tumors, and many types of cancers. (4,5)

Surprisingly, lemons also have the ability to fight against bacterial infections and fungi due to their anti-microbial effects. They are effective against internal parasites and worms. They regulate blood pressure, act as an anti-depressant, provide vomiting and nausea relief, and help fight against stress and nervous disorders. (2,3,4)

If you have not begun the practice of freezing lemons, start today! The benefits are numerous and include the whole fruit! Seriously… put lemon virtually on everything you eat!

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References

  1. http://foodfacts.mercola.com/lemon.html
  2. http://www.realfarmacy.com/freezes-lemon/
  3. http://www.naturalnews.com/040574_freezing_lemons_lemon_juice_vitamins.html
  4. http://www.hope4cancer.com/information/lemons-and-cancer.html
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22907263