The fact that there are many health benefits of lemons is a bonus. The little lemon has big antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and are often used as a weight loss aid (lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser). Lemons contain many substances--notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene--that promote immunity and fight infection.
Bet you didn't know that the Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against a variety of poisons.
Digestive aid and liver cleanser - that I didn't know!ReplyDelete
About the only time I use lemons is for lemonade in summer....must explore some new recipes.ReplyDelete
Love lemons, especially lemonadeReplyDelete
Love lemon on fish but didn't know about the liver cleanser.ReplyDelete
I didn't know that and my theme is ancient Egyptians - now that's just embarrassing.ReplyDelete
I love lemons, so much so that when I get a lemon wedge with a meal in a restaurant, I suck all the juice from it - I get a lot of strange looks!
I love lemonade!!!!ReplyDelete
So nice to read your blog posts - makes me feel good I'm going in the right direction!ReplyDelete
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try a meyer lemon, they're a cross between a lemon and an orange.ReplyDelete
I like lemons a lot and also use them to freshen up and clean the garbage disposer. They really work well.ReplyDelete