The Daily Dose - February 6th, 2012. The Benefits of Lemons
The Benefits of Lemons:
In today's episode, Darren Craddock discusses the benefits of lemons. Lemons are a great food for keeping you healthy. You can even grow lemon trees outdoors in much of the south or grow them in a pot and bring them in during cold spells. Lemons can help you in the fight against allergies with their high levels or antioxidant rich compounds such as biofavinoids. Lemons also have antimicrobial effects because of their high amounts of citric and ascorbic acids, which are antagonists to microbes.
Lemons have an anti-aging effect and this comes from the whole fruit including the peel. While most people discard the peel, savvy shoppers dehydrate and powder it for use in foods and skin care. This is why we include Lemon peel & organge peel in our Enerfood Super Green Drink
Additionally, lemons work wonders for bowel health and detoxification by encouraging peristalsis or contractions of the muscles of the colon. If you are struggling with constipation, start each day with half a lemon squeezed into a cup of water. This will start the creation of bile and "get things moving". Lemons can also help to detox the blood by binding up blood fat and cholesterol and thus improving sluggish circulation. This can help improve the function of all areas of the body.
So if you haven't already, try incorporating lemons into your daily routine.