The Secret Powerfood – Lemons

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This one is pretty simple and its something I have experienced great benefits since including in my diet, more so than just about any other food I have added. This comes partly due to their regulating properties  rather than have a nourishing effect of other essential foods.

Since introducing lemon juice to my daily routine my digestion has improved significantly as have my energy levels and general vitality!

Lemons

The health benefits of lemon’s are widely know and we’re going to delve into that later for now I am going to share with you a few methods of using lemon that will help you by:

  • Regulating Digestion
  • Improve Breakdown of food thanks to increased stomach acid
  • Enhancing Nutrient Absorption
  • Alkalizing the body
  • Enhancing Mineral absorption (Stop body leeching calcium from bones)

For this week I want you to give the following things a try and see how much better you feel.

1 – Have the juice of a lemon first thing in the morning in a cup of hot water (basically make yourself a lemon juice tea)

2 – Slice up Lemon and add it to your drinking water throughout the day

3 – When you can use lemon juice in salad dressing’s or squeeze it over sea food or chicken

I guarantee that within a few days you will be feeling the difference. Now some more information on Lemon’s.

Lemon’s have long been seen as something used in “master cleanses” they are a folk remedy for detoxification and a classic cure for sore throats when the juice of a lemon is mixed with Cayenne Pepper, Honey, and Ginger in Hot Water, this is something worth trying first thing in the morning if you feel a cold coming on……As well as this half the juice of a lemon daily has been shown to increase Citrate in the body which will help fight off things like Kidney stones and keep your bones strong.

Use The Peel

The Peel of a lemon can have huge benefits as they are the only part of the lemon that contain Limonene which protect the bodies cells and guard things like your Liver and Lungs. Therefore don’t discard the peel peel it off and throw it over your chicken before roasting or add some to your green tea……

So give it a try this week. Buy yourself a bag of lemons and make full use of them….Try to drink the juice of 1 large lemon daily plus squeeze another one and keep it in your fridge for use with salad dressings here’s a quick recipe:

  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • 1 TBSP Wholegrain Mustard
  • 1 TBSP of Runny Honey
  • Generous hit of Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt and Pepper

Throw that over a salad of lettuce, avocados and tomatoes and your in for a treat. Lemons definitely are the one superfood that receives too little hype, start using them and watch your digestion, well being and vitality improve within days!

Comments

  1. Wazzup says

    When using the peel for cooking do not use the white part of the peel, only the yellow part (use a grater). The white part is bitter and the yellow part conatins all the lemony-oils for fragrance and taste. And allways use organic lemons for that (God knows how they get non-organic lemons to be so shiny.. that can’t be right).

    Same goes for oranges.

  2. says

    In high school, I used to drop a few lemon slices in my water jug during morning practice. I don’t know if it made me feel any different, but it sure did taste good!

  3. says

    Good stuff! I will try it and see if I can feel any difference. I would imagine there’s some Vit C in there as an added bonus!

  4. Frances says

    Years ago, I had heard this idea but could not get into the habit of it. This morning, I tried the Hot Lemon tea with GREAT results. I highly recommend this simple idea. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Terry says

    Great post. I love lemons and put them in all sorts of things. Limes, too. I imagine they’re similar.

    I didn’t know a lot of the health benefits though. It’s always nice to hear that something you love is good for you too. Thanks!

  6. says

    Thanks for posting this! We just bought a bunch of grapefruits and lemons. I think I might juice them, put the juice in an ice cube tray/freeze, and plop a cube in with my water and tea!

    • says

      @ Courtney: That’s a great idea for convenience, can’t believe I never thought of it myself!! Will have to make a batch of iced lemon cubes tomorrow morning….
      @ Terry: Good to hear you already make use of Lemons. Limes aren’t too different I just find they are not as effective as a good old lemon when used with hot water first thing in the morning…..I do live limes though for adding to my homemade coconut chicken curry…..
      @ Yavor: Grapefruits are amazing check my previous post on them here…... they are probably one of the most potent fruits available I love having half after dinner.

  7. gus says

    hey we actually did the ice cube tray lemon juice thing recently as we have a lemon tree that has been giving us loads of the fruit… had been wondering what to do with it all until i saw this article! now i’m putting it in my water! good stuff.

  8. sudhir khanger says

    Lemon is a citric food. Do you still suggest it to people who have mild problem of heart burn/acidity?

    @ Sudhit: I think it depends on your tolerance for citrus. If you have no problems or allergies I see no problems what so ever with including citrus and I actually find it can help with digestion and get rid of acidity.

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