We all know the citrus found in lemons is good for us, but just how good is it?
“A new study has shown for the first time how limonoids, natural compounds present in lemons and other citrus fruit, impede both ER+ and ER- breast cancer cell growth. This sheds new light on the importance of citrus fruit for breast cancer prevention and supports past studies which showed fruit consumption may lower breast cancer risk.” (Source)
According to Medical News Today, other health benefits of lemon include:
- Reducing Stroke Risk
- Maintaining Healthy Complexion
- Preventing Asthma
- Increasing Iron Absorption
- Boosting the Immune System
Now, the best way to get everything possible out of a lemon is to use the peel as well. The easiest method is to take an organic lemon, stick it in the freezer, and let it freeze. Then, take it out and grate some over whatever one is eating that day.
There is also a more interesting ice cube method.
Frozen Lemon Ice Cubes
To get the best distribution of lemon and lemon peel, making these little lemon ice cubes is key.
1. Take a couple of lemons and blend. Feel free to add a little water base for easier blending.
2. Pour the lemon concoction into an ice cube tray.
3. Stick in the freezer to freeze.
These little trays make it easy to get the perfect amount of lemon for any meal one is creating. It is also possible to add it to some water! Now that sounds delicious and nutritious. A truly mess-free way to eat a SUPER food.
The great thing about the NutriBullet blender is that there will be no “chunks” of the lemon peel. It will be completely smooth. This makes it far more pleasurable to consume. You will love it!
It is easy to find ways to consume these cubes. Simply drop in your glass of water. Alternatively, add to the blender when you make other smoothies. You can do this with any citrus fruit, offering a great way to preserve and enjoy.
If you are using another blender, the peel may not blend as well. This is something to consider before determining how much of the peel to save. With the NutriBullet, we blend it all together (seeds and peel), which is the healthiest way to consume.
To learn more about the health benefits of lemons, take a look at the video below!
(h/t The Hearty Soul)