Lemons and other citrusy fruits like kaffir lime, calamansi, etc. are “superfoods”, not because they add a citrusy taste to most dishes but they also have lots of health benefits to their consumers.
And one of these benefits includes “anti-cancer properties”!
Lemon’s juice contains flavonoids that are considered antioxidants – anti-cancer producing chemicals that can also be used to treat many diseases. So to be able to preserve all those goodness in the lemon rind (peel), we do suggest “freezing them”.
What are the benefits of freezing lemon peel?
Compounds in the lemon peel have the ability to strengthen the immune system, normalize cholesterol levels, and even prevent the development of cancer.
The fragrant peel has also a strong anti-microbial effect, as well as the ability to prevent fungal and bacterial infections. Also, the compounds have the capacity to remove internal worms and parasites.
Lemon peels have 5 to 10 times more vitamins than their juice. And of course, everyone knows that every detox method always includes their lemon water, lemonade or lemon tea at hand.
The Greatest Health Benefits of Lemon
Here are the health benefits of lemons and their cousins:
- Cancer prevention
- Reduced risk of stroke
- Prevent and treat inflammation
- Immunity boost
- Protection against asthma symptoms
- Have anti-bacteria properties
- Prevention and treatment of depression and stress
- Kidney and liver cleanse
Lemons and Cancer
Aside from Vitamin C content, lemons have been tested that it helps to remove toxic waste from the body, specifically in the treatment of Cancer.
There is a strong relation between lemon and the treatment of cancer. There are numerous studies showing the capability of lemons to destroy abnormal cancer cells. And yes, many studies have confirmed this possibility.
About 20 laboratory tests since 1970 have been conducted on the extracts from frozen lemons. It has been established that lemons can destroy the malignant cells in 12 different cancers, including prostate, pancreas, breast, and lung cancers. It has also been established that lemons can destroy cancer cells about 10,000 times more effectively and safely than chemotherapy.
Moreover, these studies also discovered that lemon extract destroys cancer cells while leaving the healthy human cells intact.
Get the Most from Your Lemons
According to the research, there is an active ingredient in the lemon peel and not in the pulp or pith. Drinking lemon as a smoothie is better than a juice because you can include the whole fruit in a smoothie, including the peel and pulp.
How to prepare your lemons
- If your lemons are not organically grown, wash and disinfect it with organic apple cider vinegar or baking soda
- Rinse them well under running water. Towel dry after.
- Freeze them overnight.
- If you notice that they are completely frozen, grate it in a whole, — pulp, peel, seeds and all.
- Transfer your grated lemons into ice cube trays, and store them in the freezer. Use whenever you need a hint of citrus fruit.
Then, use it on whatever you are eating. Lemon peels will give a stronger taste to your dishes. Add some grated lemon peels to your dishes like soups, sauces, pasta, etc. Add a tablespoon of your grated lemons to your smoothie, tea, or juice. They also go well with baked goods.
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