Did you know that Lemon peel is actually Anti-Cancerous ?! Most of us know that lemons are a rich source of vitamin C but this small citrus fruit when used as a whole along with its peel has numerous lesser known health benefits. I promise you that you won’t throw away the lemon peel after reading this blog 🙂
Lesser known facts about lemon peel:
1. It is Anti-cancerous:
Lemon peels consists of components known as salvestrol Q40 ( natural phytochemical) and limonene, which are known to fight against cancerous cells in the body. Even though lemons are citrus/acidic in nature, once its juice has been fully metabolized and its minerals are dissociated in the bloodstream, its effect is alkalizing and cancer cells won’t grow in an alkaline environment.
2. More vitamins than lemon juice:
Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins, minerals and enzymes than the lemon juice itself. The lemon peel contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, vitamin P, fibers, lemonene, salvestrol Q40, polyphenol flavonoids, beta carotene, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium etc.
3. Lowers cholesterol levels:
Lemon peels helps to lower the LDL cholesterol, or the bad cholesterol. Along with lowering of LDL cholesterol. Lemon peel has considerable quantities of vitamin C and potassium which helps clear clogged blood vessels. The peel is good for reducing the risk of high blood pressure and heart diseases.
4. Good for bone health:
With good amount of calcium & vitamin C, lemon peel consumption helps prevent disorders like osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fractures in the bone, inflammatory polyarthritis, and osteoarthritis.
Additional health benefits of lemon as a whole are as follows:
It is antibacterial
It is antiviral
It aids in digestion
It can be used to treat acne
It fights against parasites and worms
It possesses antidepressant qualities
It helps to reduce stress and anxiety
Connection between cancer and lemons isn’t something new, for decades, scientists have developed numerous studies to determine its validity. High-dose vitamin C has been studied as a treatment for cancer patients since the 1970s. Lemon extract can successfully destroy malignant cells in a wide range of cancers, including breast cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer. Several research studies also make the claim that lemons can destroy cancer much more effectively than chemotherapy, I have given links of research done on the anti-cancerous effect of lemons at the end of this page.
As many researches are claiming that lemons are anti-cancerous, why not incorporate lemon as a whole in our daily diet and prevent diseases like cancer easily and naturally.
How to use lemon peel:
– Wash lemons well to remove dirt, pesticides and wax.
– Freeze them until they become frozen solid ( takes around 8 to 10 hours).
– Grate the lemon peel.
– You can also grate the lemon peel without freezing it.
– Enjoy the amazing flavor and benefits.
You can incorporate this lemon peel in your diet in many ways:
– Use it on vegetables, salads, soups, lentils, noodles, spaghetti, pasta, rice etc. It will give an amazing flavor to these dishes.
– You can also use grated or squeezed peel in your green tea or in any black tea.
You can always invent your own ways to incorporate lemon peel in your daily diet!