Lemons have so many amazing benefits and it’s not just the juice. The peel is chock full of healing properties!
Here are 8 benefits:
1. A Mild Diuretic
Squeeze a few lemon slices and then drop them in to your water and you are on your way to reducing your bloat. Lemons are a mild diuretic that pulls off extra fluid.
2. Lemon does double duty cleansing your colon.
Drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning helps in maintaining the pH balance of the body.
3. Prevent Gas and Bloating
As a bonus, lemon juice helps to loosen the toxins floating around in your GI tract, relieve the painful symptoms that accompany indigestion, and even reduce the risk of burping and bloating resulting from excess gas production in your gut
4. The Lemon Peel is full of health benefits
Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself. It contains: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta carotene, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
5. Helps Fight Cancer
Lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body. Lemon peels help rid the body of carcinogenic elements. The peel consists of components known as salvestrol Q40 and limonene, which are known to fight against cancerous cells in the body.
Also, the flavonoids present in the peel are known to be effective when it comes to curbing the division of cancerous cells.
6.Helps Prevent Cancer
The consumption of lemon peel is known to be a preventive measure against development of various types of cancers including breast cancer, colon cancer, and skin cancer. A study revealed that consumption of hot tea with lemon peel has proved to be beneficial in preventing the development of cancer cells.
7. Improves Bone Health
Lemon peels have lots of calcium and Vitamin C. Consuming lemon peels will help prevent osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory polyarthritis, and other bone conditions.
8. Decrease Cholesterol Levels
Digesting lemon peels will help lower the LDL cholesterol, or the bad cholesterol through its polyphenol flavonoids. Vitamin C and vitamin P help in clearing the blood vessels, preventing, or minimizing the risks of developing conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetic heart disease.
Tips to add more lemon in your diet:
· Start each day first thing, before eating food, with 16-32 ounces of water with slice(s) of fresh lemon/lime squeezed and dropped into the water. Read more about hydration here.
· Freeze slices of organic lemons and add to drinks throughout the day.
· Grate lemon peel on your soups, salads, pasta or protein for a fresh flavor and a bit of health benefits
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sources: https://www.edisoninst.com/15-benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water-in-morning-empty-stomach/, https://www.ecowatch.com/benefits-of-lemon-water-2608637935.html, https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7511/lemon-peels-the-cheapest-investment-in-your-health.html