I am positive you and lemon have already met but allow me to reacquaint you.
Squeezed over anything and into anything, lemon does not disappoint in adding that
sour sweetness into our lives. And your taste buds do not fool you so let’s take a look at everything besides flavor that it nourishes our life with.
One average lemon provides about 30 mg of vitamin C, that’s about half of what’s recommended we take daily.
Keep in mind, some of that Vitamin C is stored in the lemon peel… about 7 grams, so don’t toss that goodness.
Our ancestors knew its benefits, in fact for centuries, sailors took lemons on long voyages to help treat and prevent scurvy.
Scurvy is a condition that killed millions of explorers, due to a Vitamin C deficiency.
That shows you how vital Vitamin C is for our health! It plays a huge role in the formation of collagen, the support system of the skin. It is an antioxidant and also helps maintain our skin, bones and blood vessels.
So lemons give you all of those benefits and more! They are also an excellent source of flavonoids, which are antioxidants.
The whole fruit, from peel to pulp, is good for you!
Unlike many fruits, lemons do not ripen or improve in quality after picking.
So the best time to harvest is when they are ripe and you’ll want to store them at room temperature away from direct sunlight.
In high enough quantities, the various nutrients in lemon are known to produce even more health benefits including:
1. Support Heart Health
2. Help Control Weight
3. Prevent Kidney Stones
4. Protect against anemia
5. Reduce cancer risk
6. Improve Digestive Health
I add lemon to my food, tea, water… you name it!
How do you use lemons? I’d love some yummy recipes! Email me.
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