When we talk about citrus food, the first thing that comes in our mind is a lemon. Lemons are one of the most beneficial fruits on the earth. Due to countless health benefits, unique flavor, and scent, they are part of our most of dishes and lifestyle.
Lemons are excellent for the detoxification of the body. Lemon loses many of its nutrients and a great part of the medicinal potential when juiced.
On the contrary, freezing is a better option. The peel of the lemon is best for strengthening the immune system, and offers numerous health properties, like regulating cholesterol, preventing cancer, treating bacterial infections, and destroying parasites and worms.
These are the health benefits of this miraculous fruit:
- Fighting cancer
- Elimination of harmful bacteria
- Treating depression and stress
- Prevention of asthma
- Fighting inflammation
- Detoxification of the kidneys and the liver
- Boosting the immune system
- Regulation of high blood pressure
Lemon juice is the largest source, high in vitamin C. They are effective in eliminating toxins from the body. The lemon peel contains 5 to 10 times more vitamins, studies shown.
Decades ago, scientists examined the effects of lemon in the case of cancer. Several types of cancers, including lung, breast, and colon cancer can be eliminated through lemons. They act like chemotherapy that targets only cancer cells, not healthy ones.
As per Dr. Marilyn Glenville, a nutritionist, and expert on women’s health, the peels from various fruits can boost the immune system and support overall health. She also claims that smoothies are far healthier than juices, as they also contain other parts of the fruit, including the peel.
Lemon smoothies have a bitter taste, so the following option, to freeze them, is the one we strongly advise. Therefore, here is how to freeze lemons:
Use apple cider vinegar to wash and disinfect the lemons. Then, rinse them and leave them to dry. Next, leave them to freeze until the next morning, and then grate the entire fruit, along with the peel, pulp, and seeds.
The frozen lemons can be added to various dishes, smoothies, tea, baked goods, desserts, and soups.