Lemonades are summer love. The best beverage that makes us feel fresh on a hot humid day, right?
The sour taste of lemons is the main ingredient in many cuisines. From juice to slices, everyone has their different way to enjoy that tangy lemon.
But today we are going to talk about a rather unusual way of consuming a lemon. It will not just taste good but also eliminate the symptoms of cancer, obesity, and diabetes.
It has been already proved that lemons peel contain more nutrients than the lemon juice. Also, there are beneficial compounds in the peel that help fight against many diseases.
That’s why the best way to consume a lemon is not by squeezing it and turning it into lemonade. Instead, freeze them. Grate them to get the taste and nutrients at the same time.
But what’s in the lemon peel?
Lemon peel has essential compounds in them, which increases the immune system. As a matter of fact, it fights cancer cells and also helps in maintaining a healthy cholesterol level.
Not just this, but lemon peel also contains other nutrients like vitamin A, B6, C and E, iron, zinc, potassium, fiber, and protein. They also contain limonoid and flavonoids, which strengthen your cells to fight free radicals.
But how to freeze them?
No, you can’t just put them into the freezer, as the peel might be covered with many bacterias and pollution. You need to wash them properly under running water that will take off all the dirt particles and pollution from the peel.
It’s not over yet, you still have to disinfect them. Use baking soda or apple cider vinegar to do that. Wash them one last time under running water and after that put them into the freezer overnight.
Next day, you can grate all the frozen lemons and put them inside a glass jar before storing them into the freezer again. Now you can use them whenever required.
Use those grated peels as the topping on your salads, soups, and juices to get the most benefit out a lemon.
Lemon contains vitamin C, glycosides, d25, pectin and limonene, all of those help in fighting cancer cells. For a person like me, this is just another reason to drink more lemon juice and I hope you are like me.