Lemons are one of the world’s healthiest fruits, and their peel contains twice as many nutrients. Namely, lemon peel has loads of anticancer, antiparasitic, antifungal, and antibacterial agents.
Moreover, lemons have a wide range of uses, including cooking, cleaning, and medicinal uses. Likewise, they are effective in detoxifying the body.
According to Dr. Marilyn Glenville, a nutritionist, the peels from various fruits boost the immune system and promote overall health.
However, she recommends the use of smoothies as opposed to juices. Namely, smoothies are healthier and also included the peel.
Considering that lemon smoothies are normally bitter, it is advisable to freeze them.
Here’s how to freeze lemons:
First, clean and disinfect your lemons with apple cider vinegar.
Then, rinse them properly and leave them to dry. Afterwards, keep them in the freezer for an overnight stay.
In the morning, grate the frozen lemons, including the peel, seeds, and pulp. You can add the grated lemon to your soups, drinks, smoothies, dishes, and baked goods.
Health benefits of lemon peels:
The most significant benefits include the following:
- Detoxifies the kidneys and the liver
- Has a powerful anti-bacterial effect
- Boosts the immune system
- Controls high blood pressure
- Prevents asthma
- Alleviates inflammation
- Treats depression and stress
- Combats cancer
When it comes to fighting cancer, studies have shown that lemons are effective in destroying malignant cells in various types of cancers, including breast, lung, and colon cancer.
What’s more, lemons kill only cancerous cells and spare the healthy ones.
So, consider freezing your lemons and use them every day for amazing healthy benefits!