We consume lemons almost on a daily basis, but according to numerous experts, the way we’re doing it is wrong. Apparently, we’ve been consuming lemons wrong our whole life. Experts are saying that lemons should be consumed whole instead of only using the flesh, as the zest has double the nutrients than the fruit itself and offers numerous health benefits as well.
If you’re at a loss on how to consume lemon peels, there’s a simple way to do it. All you need to do is wash a lemon well, then put it in your freezer in a Ziploc bag and leave it overnight. Once rock solid, you should cut off the ends of the fruit and grate the peel in your meals and drinks – it’s that easy! If you think that lemons have your food a nice flavor and aroma, you should wait and see what the peel does!
We’re all aware that lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C, but new studies have found out that the peel contains 10-15 times the amount of this incredible nutrient than the fruit itself. This is why it’s important to freeze your lemons right now and start using them in the way we described above.
The lemon peel offers numerous health benefits – it can clean your body of toxins, promote the regeneration of your skin cells and strengthen your immune system as well. According to a new study, the peel is also great against cancer. The study showed that lemon peel works 10 000 times better than Adriamycin (a chemo drug), and more importantly, it worked against all types of cancer and was especially effective against prostate, colon, breast and lung cancer cells.
Furthermore, the peel has antibacterial and antiseptic properties and can fight any type of bacteria it comes in contact with. The peel is also effective against intestinal parasites and worms, can regulate your blood pressure and is a powerful antidepressant as well. Just like the fruit, the peel is alkaline in nature and will neutralize the acidity in your blood.
As you can see, it’s not just the tropical fruit that’s beneficial – start grating lemon peels in your meals and drinks and you will surely improve your overall health.