Lemons are great, healthy fruits so we should not waste a single part of them. How do we use our lemons? As an addition to salads, teas or meals? Well, it turns out there is a new healthy way to use lemons, and that is to put them in the freezer.
Once we thoroughly wash a lemon, we should put it in the freezer. Once it gets frozen, we should grate it with its peel on. What we get we can sprinkle on different dishes such as salads, sauces, desserts, ice-cream, noodles, soups, and cereals.
The peel of lemons comes with 5 – 10 times more vitamins in comparison to the lemon juice itself. Therefore that means that people make a mistake by throwing away the peel.
Lemons are abundant in different minerals and vitamins, so they can be good for you because they can improve your health in different ways.
They have potent antiviral, anti-microbial and antibacterial properties and they can help prevent certain infections.
Some of the many nutritional advantages of this fruit are inflammation relief, regulation of the immunity and DNA cell protection.
Dr.Mercola talks on this topic, he says: “That is no surprise that lemons have a lot of vitamin C. However, what is impressive is the amount per serving at 187 percent of the daily value, so it’s a superinfection fighter.
It contains flavonoid glycosides known as esperetin and naringenin; this is a combination which gives radical free-radical zapping activity.
Moreover, free radicals can do severe damage to blood vessels and can lead to build up of cholesterol in artery walls, heart disease, and atherosclerosis.
Also, lemons are a good source of magnesium, thiamin, iron, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid. They are also a good source of potassium, fiber, folate, vitamin B6, copper, and calcium.
Lemons have citric acid which helps to dissolve kidney stones and helps in digestion. On the other hand, the ascorbic acid found in lemons serves as a natural antioxidant which prevents scurvy the sailor’s dread.
In lemons, there are other antioxidants such as vitamin A, ß-carotenes, lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin which promote healthy vision, healthy skin and healthy mucous membranes.
Folates and pantothenic acid provided by lemons are actually compounds which are necessary for the body, but the body can get them only by outside sources.
Also, these fruits can combat acidosis, treat nervous disorders, regulate blood pressure, treat depression and lower stress. One study has shown how limonoids (compounds in the lemons) impede both ER+ and ER-breast cancer cell growth.
This study shows the importance of citrus fruit when it comes to prevention of breast cancer, and it also supports the previous researchers that showed that fruit consumption might help lower the risk of breast cancer.
The lemon extract helps treat the affected cells and does not harm the healthy cells. The impacts of this lemon extract haven’t been tested on people yet, but the discovery is promising.
While that is done, you can freeze your lemons, and make sure to consume them more frequently with every meal.