Nutrition of Lemons:
There are many benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. The biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers. Lemons contain many nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and vitamin C--that promote immunity and fight infection.
Serving Size 1 fruit without seeds (108g)
Calories 22 Calories from Fat 3
Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 139%
Calcium 7% Iron 4%
Thiamin 4% Riboflavin 3%
Niacin 1% Pantothenic Acid 3%
Vitamin B6 6% Potassium 4%
Phosphorus 2% Magnesium 3%
Zinc 1% Copper 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Health Benefits of Lemon Water :
Lemon water, especially first thing in the morning, can help relieve or prevent digestive problems like bloating, intestinal gas and heartburn and stimulate better digestion in general.
Lemons are antiseptic and have a powerful cleansing effect on you liver, kidneys and blood. An overworked liver in particular has an influence on how good you feel so having a simple way to cleanse it each morning can make a big difference to your daily energy over time.
Lemon water in the morning is a great way to get a good portion of your essential daily vitamin C. They are also a good source of folate and minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium.
The antibacterial properties of lemon can help in healing a throat infection. If you have a sore throat you could make a warm lemon drink with raw honey and ginger to sip on throughout the day.
Beauty Benefits of Lemons:
Lemon juice, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can heal problems related to the skin. Lemon juice can be applied to reduce the pain of sun burns and ease the pain of bee stings.
Lemon juice can be applied on the skin for the treatment of acne and eczema. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads.
Drinking lemon juice mixed with water and honey brings a healthy glow to the skin,
Lemon juice has proven itself in the treatment of hair care. Lemon juice applied to the scalp can treat problems like dandruff and hair loss. If you apply lemon juice directly on the hair, it can give your hair a natural shine.
Cooking with Lemons:
After salt and pepper, lemon may be the most commonly used flavoring ingredient in the kitchen. Lemons are a staple in sauces, drinks, salad dressings, desserts and marinades, Store fresh lemons in the refrigerator and use them within two weeks. Here are a couple of simple yet delicious recipes sure to please your palate.
Zesty Lemon Stir Fry
Lemon Pepper Chicken Stir Fry ( Use vegetables of choice)
SOY SAUCE SUBSTITUTE
In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the broth, balsamic vinegar, molasses, ginger, white pepper, garlic powder and water. Cook for 15 minutes until a gentle boil. Store in refrigerator for 1 week. Enjoy!
Lemon Meringue Pie Smoothie
1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
1 lemon, juice
1 cup of ice
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk ( milk of choice)
Few drops of stevia or dash of coconut sugar ( Optional)
Blend until smooth. Top with a lemon garnish and enjoy!
****Add a spoonful of coconut whip cream****
Coconut Whip Cream
Cooling Herbs & Spices Series
MINT LEAVES (Mentha)
Mint is a a cooling herb with over 13- 18 species. Each leaf is filled with essential vitamins and minerals that help aid a variety of ailments. If you are looking to clear your skin, relieve respiratory symptoms or soothe your arthritis pain - mint is a must in your medicinal garden of herbs and spices.
Respiratory: Menthol is an organic compound that occurs naturally in mint and some other plants. Boil water and steep mint leaves for a few minutes. Let cool and rub on chest, nose and upper back.
Aches & Pains: Mint can help relieve the symptoms of muscle aches, sprains and joint pains due to arthritis. Pour 8- 10 drops of mint oil on a warm washcloth and apply to muscle or joint.
Dab mint oil on your temples or forehead to relieve tension headaches. The aroma of mint tends to have a calming effect.
Digestive: Soothes the lining of the digestive tract and stimulates the production of bile. Relieves symptoms of nausea and mild indigestion. Boil water and steep mint leaves to make a mint tea.
Skin: Mint can relieve the symptoms of itching and irritation from abrasions, minor cuts, scrapes and burns. Mint is also used as a great cleanser for skin breakouts and acne. Blend leaves or crush and rub on face. Wash with cool water. Mint can also be mixed with cucumbers and lemons to make a glowing face mask. Honey and olive oil work well with mint as a face mask too.
CHOCOLATE MINT SMOOTHIE
3/4 cup mashed avocado
1 cup almond milk (milk of choice)
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 cup Kale
1 scoop chocolate protein powder(protein powder of choice)
1/4 cup fresh mint
1-2 cups crushed ice
BLEND. POUR. ENJOY.
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