Recent reports confirm that the entire lemon should be used with nothing wasted. Not only for the obvious health benefits but also for the amazing taste! Frozen organic lemons are a great way to add an extra touch of twist and flavor to your dishes. You can either grate or shred them when they’re frozen, then use the rinds on salads as well! Namely, the peel of lemons contains 5 to 10 times more vitamins than its juice. So it’s worth saving and eating!
The vitamins, fiber, and plant compounds in lemons can provide essential health benefits. The pulp, rind, and juice are rich in vitamins that stimulate immunity and reduce the risk of disease. The soluble dietary fiber in lemon aids in healthy digestion.
According to Dr.Mercola:
“It’s probably no surprise that lemons provide a lot of vitamin C, but the amount per serving is pretty impressive at 187% of the daily value, making it a super infection fighter.
Teamed with flavonoid glycosides called esperetin and naringenin (found in most citrus fruits), the combination provides radical free-radical zapping activity. Free radicals can do serious damage to blood vessels and can contribute to cholesterol build up in artery walls, atherosclerosis, and even heart disease.
Lemons are also a good source of thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, and magnesium, and are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, and copper, as well as folate and potassium.
The citric acid in lemons aids in digestion and helps to dissolve kidney stones, while the ascorbic acid is a natural antioxidant that prevents the sailor’s dread — scurvy. Other antioxidants in lemons include ß-carotenes, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein, and vitamin A, which promotes healthy mucus membranes, skin, and vision. Pantothenic acid and folates, provided by lemons, are compounds needed by the body, but can only be derived from sources outside the body.”
Lemons may aid in weight loss and reduce your risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, digestive issues, and cancer.
“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.”
The lemon extract is very effective in destroying the cells affected by cancer and does not harm healthy cells. Extracts of lemon are not only amazing for cooking! They also have healing properties. We strongly advise starting freezing lemons and consuming them more frequently so that you can enjoy all their healing properties!