Aromatic and acidulous fruit, lemon is used in numerous health recipes because of its countless health benefits.
Lemons are excellent for detoxification of the kidneys and the liver, however when juiced, the lemon loses its many nutrients. Therefore, freezing is a better option to preserve its health benefits when using.
The peel of the lemon boosts immune system and offers several health benefits, including regulating cholesterol, preventing cancer, treating bacterial infections and removing parasites and worms from intestines. In fact, studies have found 5 to 10 times more vitamin C in the lemon peel.
The other many benefits of this fruit are prevention of asthma, fighting inflammation, regulation of high blood pressure, elimination of harmful bacteria, fighting cancer and treating depression and stress.
A nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville claims that lemon smoothies are way healthier than juices, as they also contain the peel and other parts of the fruit.