You surely have heard about the impressive benefits of the consumption of lemons, but only part of you are aware of the fact that most of the best medicinal properties are concentrated in their peel.
Therefore, most of them are lost if you consume only the pulp or the juice of the lemon. On the other hand, if you consume the lemon unpeeled, you can get around 5 and 10 times more the amount of vitamins and other nutrients.
Lemons are abundant in vitamin C, A, B5, E, as well as magnesium, iron, calcium, folate, copper, zinc, potassium, niacin, phosphorus, protein, riboflavin, and thiamin.
Additionally, these fruits are rich in flavonoids and limonoids, which are intense cell reinforcements, and prevent numerous diseases, including cancer. Lemons also fight against fevers, hypertension, malignant tumors, diabetes, acid reflux, constipation, and support weight loss.
Also, their potent antimicrobial and antibacterial properties support skin health and prevent skin issues.
Studies have found 22 anticancer agents in lemons, including:
- Citrus pectin,
- Vitamin C,
- flavonol glycosides.
The best way to enjoy the healthy benefits of lemons is to freeze them before consumption. You should initially wash them well, let them dry and then place them in a freezer pack. Store them in the freezer.
When frozen, the lemon is better to be grated instead of cut or squeezed, and you can thus use all the nutrients found in its peel.
When it is fully frozen, you can cut off its ends, and start grinding it with the flat side against the grater. Afterward, just store it thus in a suitable container or use it right away.
Add the grated frozen lemon to your meals, and despite enriching the flavor, it will also provide numerous health benefits and help you fight even the worst diseases.