Lemons are among the most beneficial fruits, and it is a member of the citrus family. Despite its amazing fresh flavor and taste, lemon is full of nutrients and can be used in countless different ways to treat various ailments and diseases.
Yet, only some people are aware of the benefits of the lemon peel, which can be even 5-10 higher in nutrients than the fruit itself. Lemon peels are rich in magnesium, potassium, vitamins C and A, folate, and beta-carotene.
Therefore, you can gain a lot more benefits by consuming lemons unpeeled.
Researchers have found that lemon peel contains Salvestrol Q40 and limonene, which detoxify the body and fight abnormal cancer cells and carcinogenic substances. Lemon peels are also high in flavonoids, that effectively prevent breast, colon and skin cancer.
The polyphenol flavonoids lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and vitamin C and B in the peel clean the blood vessels. Studies have shown that unpeeled lemons can help you prevent heart diseases, high blood pressure, and diabetic heart disease.
Moreover, the high vitamin C content boosts bone health and prevent osteoporosis, inflammatory polyarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Lemons peels can be very useful for cleaning the household, improving skin health, and much more:
- Lighten age spots
- Soften dry elbows
- Make a scented humidifier
- Make a foot soak
- Use it as a skin brightening scrub
- Whiten the nails
- Eliminate ants and pests
- Clean the microwave
- Freshen and deodorize the dishwasher
- Sanitize the cutting board
- Clean the stainless steel, polish the copper and chrome
- Deodorize the garbage disposal
- To make natural, fragrant firelighters
- Treat travel sickness
- Clean the tea kettle and the coffee pot
- Freshen your fridge
- Deodorize the trash can
Here is an incredibly beneficial recipe for lemon water which can help you reap all these benefits:
- 6 lemons
- 20 Oz (about 500 ml) water
- Honey (optional)
Wash the lemons and cut them in halves. Place them in a pot with water and boil them for three minutes. Then, leave the water to cool, strain the lemon pieces, and store the drink in the refrigerator.
You can sweeten the lemon water with honey. Drink lemon water as soon as you wake up in the morning, on an empty stomach. The effects of this habit will impress you!