Keep Lemons in your Medicine Cabinet!
We all know of the virtues of lemons – we use it in hot water and sip it to get over a cold, as a refreshing drink on a beautiful summer day; I know it is a great immune system booster and I add it to my daily skin care regiment as mentioned in previous blogs called Facial Pampering and Skin Care. I also use lemons to clean my house and as a room freshener. Lemons are great but this news from an acquaintance in Europe really caught my attention and I find it important to pass it on to all who want to take on true responsiblity for their own health and avoid industrial and commercial junk we have bombarded with for so long .
Before I go on with the unexpected powerful health benefits of lemons, I would like to start by giving you some tips used in many european restaurants. Once I heard about this, I immediately pulled my lemons from the crisper drawer and placed them in the freezer…..
They put their (of course washed) lemons into the freezer before using them. Once frozen solid, they grate the entire lemon, peel and all, leaving them with no mess and juice splatter to clean up and nothing to discard – no waste! You can conveniently sprinkle the frozen lemon over salads, soups, ice cream, juices, fish, reis, sushi – gosh – the list is endless! Every dish you create will gain a delightful taste effortlessly. Goes without saying, I use lemons in my daily juice, depending on the recipe I am using for the day.
By doing this you will not only use the entire fruit nor give meals and drinks that nice twist, but the greatest advantage by doing this is that you will increase your Vitamin C intake 5-10 times since the highest concentration of the Vitamin is in the peel – which we usually throw away. By using this process you will not only obviously absorb more of the Vitamin but you also receive an added benefit -tata! – the peel also breaks down toxic elements in your body.
Now to the news which surprised me two-folds.
Lemons are 10.000 stronger than Chemotherapy. This statement comes from one of the largest pharmaceutical producers of the world, after conducting more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970. They state, a lemon extract therapy destroyed cancerous cells in 12 types of cancer, including Breast, Prostate and Lung cancer. I am stunned that these results were made public, the pharmaceutical industry isn’t known for being forthcoming with such inexpensive ways of keeping cancer at bay, it doesn’t feed their ultra expensive agendas. Does anyone remember what happened when it was documented that Bitter Almonds are the ultimate butt-kickers in the cancer field? Bitter Almonds have now have to be pasteurized before being sold and it is illegal to plant a Bitter Almond tree in your back yard – all for our own benefit of course…..so yes, this information did stun me. The article states, that the lemon is proven 10.000 more effective than a medicine by the name of Adriamycin which is used world-wide to slow the growth of cancer cells. It also says, that the lemon extract therapy does not attack any of the healthy cells, only the cancerous ones. Lemons also fights bacterial infections, various fungus and parasites. It also has other qualities, it regulates high blood pressure, is an anti-depressant and eases stress.
The Lemon – a magical key to living longer and healthier, would you have known???