Saying that lemons are a superfood is an understatement. Not only do they add abundant flavor to a variety of dishes, but they also boast a ton of health benefits.
The flavonoids within the juice are said to contain antioxidants, which is why lemons are useful in treating so many ailments and conditions.
Lemons contain compounds called limonoids, which is why the citrus fruit has a biter taste. Like vitamin C, limonoids have antioxidant properties that help destroy free radicals in the body.
According to a report in the April 2005 issue of the “Journal of Nutrition,” the limonoids in lemons also have the ability to help prevent the development and growth of cancer cells.
When tested against human cancer cells, limonoids not only slowed the growth rate of cancer cells, they also were responsible for the rapid death of the cancer cells.
But what most people don’t know is that the peel of the lemon is actually the part that contains the most superpowers. The lemon peel detoxifies the body and protects it from bacteria, fungi, parasites and worms.
Eating them on their own can be gross to say the least, but their is a better way!
Wash the lemons before placing them in the freezer. When the lemons are completely frozen, grind them, and add them to your dessert, ice cream, smoothie, or salad.