Recent researches say that you need to take the entire lemon to get maximum health benefits of lemon.
So how do you get about it!
Simple, take an organic lemon, wash it, and then put it in the freezer. Once it is frozen you get whatever is necessary to grate or shred the whole lemon.
Limonoids In Frozen Whole Lemon – The Bitter Elixir Of Life
The term limonoids was derived from limonin, the first tetranortriterpenoid obtained from citrus bitter principles. Compounds belonging to this group have exhibited a range of biological activities like insecticidal, insect anti-feedant and growth regulating activity on insects as well as antibacterial, antifungal, antimalarial, anticancer, antiviral and a number of other pharmacological activities on humans.
This bitter principle is present on the peel of the lemon and is mostly wasted after you sqeeze the juice out or use the pulp.
In fact in India, lemon pickles are made from time immemorial to exactly make use of these limonoids plus the probiotic enhancement.
Health Benefits Of Frozen Lemon
1. Limonoids in Lemon Prevent Cancer
A new scientific study has proved that compounds called limonoids which are present naturally in lemons especially the rind sstop the ddevelopment of cancer cells, importantly breast cancer. This study stresses on the fact of consuming whole lemons on a daily basis.
The study claims that lemons are 10,000 times stronger than any chemotherapy. Other studies are showing that lemons are excellent for prevention of cancer and other kinds of malicious diseases.
The lemon peel has around 5 to 10 times vitamins than the juice and pulp – a reason to freeze those lemons rather than squeezing them.
In a report that conducted more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, limonoid revealed to destroy malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas. In fact what is more astonishing is the fact that unlike drugs which affect both the cancer/malignant cells and the healthy cells, the limonoids from frozen lemon act upon only the malignant cells, the healthy cells are not affected
2. Anti Bacterial And Anti Fungal Property of Frozen Lemon
Lemon peels also provide the strong anti-microbial effect and are believed to prevent bacterial and fungal infections. This is of great importance in the removing process of internal parasites and worms.
You can easily grate some frozen lemons and make a drink with warm water early in the morning, salt can be added if required, a day started like this would give you the best health benefits for the entire day.
It would be a great way to get rid of worms in children instead of giving drugs to get them out.
3. Aids in weightloss and Cholesterol Reduction
The limonoids found in the peel of lemons is very effective cholesterol lowering property which aids in weightloss as well as in removing unwanted cholesterol accumulation in the body.
The pectin present in the peel of lemon also aids keeping your satiety levels high so that you do not feel hungry sooner. this thus helps in further weightloss.
Another study has positively proven that polyphenols present in lemon suppresses weight gain even when there is extra fat in diet. This study was conducted in mice and is very supportive that similar results might be found in Human beings too.
4. Boosts Immune System and Prevents Respiratory Infections
Lemon has vitamin C has long been essential for staving off cold symptoms and boosting immunity. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and helps boost your immunity. Having lemons zest/peel along with the pulp in hot water everyday makes you less prone to diseases, especially common cold.
Vitamin C also helps in the formation of collagen which helps to reduce the effect of asthma and other respiratory diseases. Using an infuser is the best and easy way too.
5. Helps To Cure Kidney Stone
Kidney stone is classified among the most painful health condition and one has excruciating pain if it occurs. Citrate in lemon helps to prevent formation of kidney stones and also treat patients who are suffering from kidney stone.
In one study lemon juice given to kidney stone patients gave better results in reducing the stones quicker than patients who were not given lemon juice.
6. Whole Lemons Are Helpful in Cleansing Liver
Detox – is something that is popular among fitness and healthy living enthusiasts across the globe these days. a glass of warm water with a spoon full of grated lemons and himalayan salt is considered on among the best detox drink one should have every morning. This is very useful especially for cleansing the liver.
How Do You Freeze Lemon?
- Wash and disinfect your lemons with organic apple cider vinegar or baking soda.
- Rinse them well using water, and pat them dry using a towel.
- Freeze your lemons overnight.
- Once you notice they are completely frozen, grate the whole lemon. Yes, pulp, peel, seeds and all.
- Transfer your grated lemons into ice cube trays, and store them in the freezer. In this way, you can use them whenever you need a hint of citrus fruit.
- Grate the frozen lemons and store in a seperate container – you can add spoonfulls to your recipes.
- Add some Frozen Lemon to your salads, soups, yogurt, pasta sauces or homemade ice-cream.
- Add a tablespoon of Frozen Lemon to your smoothie, juice or tea.