There is a saying that goes, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”
In this case when you get those lemons, put them in the freezer so you can grind and use them later to help with your health. Most of the nutritional benefits of lemons are found in the skin, but it is discarded by most people on the basis that it tastes terrible.
It is possible to get several times the number of nutrients if you use all of it including skin, pulp, etc. This sour fruit is loaded with a host of vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, zinc, riboflavin, vitamins A, B6, C and E, phosphorus, potassium and much more. Lemons along with other fruits that happen to have a yellow skin consists of limonoids and flavonoids that play a part in cell regeneration and boosting immunity. In addition, lemons also possess compounds that are linked with diabetes prevention, hypertension management, weight reduction and fever prevention among other things. Many people use the citric acid found in them to clean their skin and fight germs.
Extensive research has discovered that they are approximately 22 anti-cancer compounds in one lemon. A few of them include vitamin C, limonene, flavonol glycosides and citrus pectin. To get best results from a lemon, it is suggested that you freeze it before using. The reason behind this is based on the idea that it is easier to use when frozen, seeing that it will be easier to grate and most of the nutrients are found in the peel.
After the lemon is frozen, take it from the freezer and slice it in half. Rest one of the flat sides against the grater and start grating the same way you would handle a small block of cheese. Given its hardness, it is less likely to slip from you causing injury to your fingers while shredding. When finished, store the grated lemons in a container and keep refrigerated. This way, you can add the desired amount needed when preparing meals. Your body and mind will love you for it, so pass this on to your friends.