Lemons are one of the healthiest fruits on the planet – they contain essential nutrients and have incredible health benefits as well. They have amazing detoxifying properties, but sadly, when juiced, they lose almost all their medicinal potential. Instead of juicing them, you should freeze them and use them whole in order to get the most out of the fruit.
Here are the top health benefits of lemons:
- Strengthen the immune system;
- Detoxify the liver and kidneys;
- Prevent asthma;
- Fight cancer;
- Eliminate harmful bacteria;
- Fight inflammation;
- Regulate blood pressure;
- Treat stress and depression.
Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C which can detoxify your body and is the best nutrient for reinforcing the immune system. According to studies, there’s 5-6 times more of the vitamin in the peel than the fruit itself.
In the last few decades, that anti-cancer properties of lemons have been a subject of many studies. The results have shown that the tropical fruit is highly effective against several types of cancer such as lung, breast and colon cancer. Dr. Marilyn Glenville, an expert on nutrition and health, says that the peel of many fruits can improve our overall health. She also claims that smoothies are far healthier than fresh fruit juices, as they contain other parts of the fruit than just the flesh. Lemon smoothies are fat too bitter for consumption, but freezing the lemon and grating them whole in your smoothie will give it a nice and tangy taste.
To freeze lemons, first wash them well with apple cider vinegar, then rinse them and leave them to dry. Once the fruits are dry, just leave them in the freezer overnight – they should be rock solid in the morning. Grate the entire fruit in your smoothies and meals and you will benefit from it properly.