Have you ever heard this?
I’ve heard about the benefits of adding a squirt of lemon juice to our cup of water in the mornings, and of course a warm lemon honey drink when you have a cold or sore throat – but it turns out the best way of all to be using lemons, is by putting them in your freezer? Yes. I am blown away.
Frozen lemons are now being called a cancer preventative along with helping your immune system and cleansing your liver as well as your kidneys. So why are frozen lemons supposedly so much better for you? The answer is in the rind itself.
What makes frozen lemon rind so special?
Lemon juice itself is so beneficial for our bodies. The rind of a lemon has 10 times more vitamins than it’s juice though and it is just thrown in the trash. Now people do use cooked lemon rinds in cakes and muffins but the cooking process loses 40% of the rinds health properties. Freezing the lemon ensures that that all of the goodness lemons have to offer is conserved, plus you need to try a lemon ice cube. Tasty.
One study found that limonoids, which are natural compounds found in fruit such as lemons, oranges and grapefruit, can prevent and stop the strong development of cancer cells especially breast cancer.
At very high levels liminoids have been capable of slowing cancer cell growth and even inducing cell death.
While the idea of chowing down on a lemon whole, skin and all isn’t exactly the most appealing, by freezing lemons the bitter taste of the rind can be eliminated.
There are so many benefits to freezing lemons. You can eat them whole, make lemonade with them or grate them to sprinkle over yogurt, salads, soups or juices.
4-6 Whole Organic Lemons
1 Mason Jar Can use freezer bags or silicone molds if desired
Cut each lemon into small 1 inch bites.
Place all bites into mason jar and freeze.
Consume 1-4 daily or use by grating the whole piece over a salad, yogurt, soups or juice.
So throw a few lemons in the freezer and sit back and enjoy the health benefits.