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
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