The lemon is a species of small evergreen tree native to Asia. It is loaded with healthy benefits, and particularly, they’re a great vitamin C food source.
Probably all of you are familiar with the benefits of drinking warm lemon water on an empty stomach right after you wake up in the morning. However, today’s article will show you another way to use lemon and its health benefits.
The main reason why lemon water is less beneficial than the following way of preparing lemon is the fact that the lemon pulp and peel are removed and it is scientifically proved that peel actually contains extremely high amounts some of the beneficial nutrients.
The amount of certain nutrients contained in the peel is up to 5 – 10 times higher than in the juice. Namely, nutrients contained in lemon peel are calcium, magnesium, potassium, folate, beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin A.
Continue with reading as below if you want to find out the major benefits of using a whole lemon including its peel.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF USING LEMON WITH PEEL
As mentioned above, lemons are very nutritious, but beside that, lemons have other great benefits. Continue with reading and find out why it is so beneficial to eat the whole fruit:
PREVENT AND FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
Studies have proved that lemon peel contains Salvestrol Q40 and limonene, which makes it great for elimination of toxins and carcinogenic substances from the body. Additionally, this substance has the ability to fights against the already developed abnormal cancer cells in the body. Flavonoids are another ingredients contained in lemon peel, which are proved to suppress the division of these cells. The lemon peel is extremely efficient in preventing and fighting against breast, colon and skin cancer.
IMPROVE BONE HEALTH
When it comes to improving and maintaining bone health, vitamin C contained in lemon peel is crucial. Some of the conditions which can be prevented with consumption of lemon peel are steoporosis, inflammatory polyarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
PROTECT HEART HEALTH
Lemon peel contains polyphenol flavonoids which will help your system in lowering the levels of the bad cholesterol (LDL). In addition to that, the peel also contains vitamin B and C, which have the ability to clean the blood vessels. This will protect you from conditions and diseases related to high blood pressure, including diabetic heart disease and heart disease.
Below we are going to present you recipe about how to prepare and get all of the benefits that lemon peel offers.
WHOLE LEMON WATER RECIPE
- 6 lemons
- 20 Oz (about 500 ml) water
- Honey (optional)
How to make:
First step is to wash the lemons thoroughly and then cut them into halves. Then, put the lemon pieces into a pot filled with water and boil them about 3 minutes. Once the water is boiled, let it zo cool off for 10 – 15 minutes, and then discard the lemons. Next step is to fill in a cup with this water and store the remaining part in refrigerator.
By your choice, you can add honey and sweeten this potion.
How to use:
Consume this beverage right after you wake up in the morning, on an empty stomach and enjoy all of its remarkable benefits!
Note: consume this beverage slightly warm.