Lemons are not just for lemonade
When it comes to lemons, thoughts of fish and chips, lemon meringue and many other dishes, comes to mind. Yet, lemons have much more uses than just baking with it, or flavouring a dish or water. If you love eating avocado, but don’t like it when it gets brown, then simply cover the open part with some lemon juice or vinegar! Put it into a container or plastic bag and freeze for up to 180 days.
Lemons can also be frozen and used on vegetables, salad, ice cream, soup, fish, and so on. Instead of peeling it, grate and shred the whole lemon. Not just for flavour, but lemons are packed with vitamin C. Mm…you might wonder, why use the whole lemon and not just parts of it? Lemon peels contains 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the juice itself! The peels are health rejuvenators and helps to eradicate toxic elements from the body.
Another amazing fact is that lemons have the ability to kill cancer cells – it is 10,000 times stronger (and safer) than chemotherapy. Now you might wonder, but why did we not know about this? Unfortunately, my readers, it is because of money and profits. Lemons are an anti-microbial that safeguards you against bacterial infections and fungi; it is effective against internal parasites and worms; and it regulates blood pressure. It also acts as an antidepressant, helping to combat stress and nervous disorders.
The above information is not a fairy tale. In fact, in 1970 tests have been done in more than 20 laboratories, which proved that lemons destroy malignant cancer cells in 12 different cancers: including breast, colon, prostate, lung and pancreas. The compounds of a whole lemon were 10,000 more effective than Adriamycin (a drug used in chemotherapy). The best part of the study was that lemon extract only destroys the malignant cells and not the healthy cells.
Here is a remedy for anyone suffering from joint inflammation (including rheumatoid arthritis / arthritis):
Grate some ginger (or use ginger powder), together with ½ teaspoon Turmeric and ½ a lemon (juice and/or peel). Boil some water and add the ginger. Let it sit for a minute or 2, then strain it. How much ginger you use will depend on how strong taste you want; ginger is quite strong so make sure to taste first. After straining the grated ginger, add the Turmeric and lemon juice. If you want to sweeten the drink, you can add a bit of honey.
If you are worried about acidity, know that lemons have alkaline-forming properties; especially if they are organically grown. As a last tip, listen to your body when it comes to how much you drink the above (or just some hot water with lemon juice in). Warm water, with or without some lemon juice in, is wonderful to have first thing in the morning. Happy cooking, baking and cheers to lemons!