Why is Frozen Lemon Therapy So Good for Your Health?

October 18, 2018
The main secret of the frozen lemon therapy is being able to use the healthy parts of the lemon: the rind or peel. We will explain how!

On our blog we’ve often mentioned the wonderful benefits of drinking lukewarm water with lemon in the mornings. Did you know, however, that there are also medicinal qualities in frozen lemon therapy? It’s a therapy that’s proving very popular, and which takes full advantage of all the properties this healthy fruit can provide.

The main secret of frozen lemon therapy is how it uses, in a simple and delicious way, the part of the lemon that is often forgotten: the rind or peel. Want to know how? Read on and find out!

Why is the frozen lemon therapy so beneficial?

In the first place we must explain why it is called the frozen lemon therapy. Many people suffering from cancer often use this remedy as a “complement” to their chemotherapy sessions.

The reason for this is based on lemons’ antioxidant power to fight the malignant cells, and in its ability to protect the natural defenses. Cancer patients undergo, as you know, some very aggressive treatments that aggressively attack the immunological system.

Because of this, frozen lemon therapy may be useful in these cases. However, we cannot say it is a 100% effective anticancer remedy.

It is, as we’ve said, a complementary therapy that can sometimes help, possibly lowering the risk of tumors slightly. It may also help to counteract some of the side effects of chemotherapy.

However, the potential anticancer power of frozen lemon is not its only virtue. We’ll explain a few more. Why don’t you try them out?

1. A natural storehouse of vitamins

Lemon peel has at least 10 times more vitamins than its juice! It’s amazing to learn that a lemon’s best virtues are hidden in its outer layer. It’s the part that we usually avoid – we usually throw out the peel and just retain the juice.

Here are the vitamins that frozen lemon therapy will give you:

  • Pectin
  • Vitamin C
  • Flavonoids like tangerine
  • More than 22 different compounds capable of slowing cell oxidation.

2. Protect and strengthen the immunological system

Frozen lemon therapy can fight many of the daily illnesses we are constantly exposed to. Some examples of these are the classic cold, infections and the flu. There are many people that prepare delicious infusions from lemon peel.

However, we should take note that by cooking the lemon it loses up to 40% of its properties. On the other hand, if it’s frozen, then we conserve all of its benefits. Added to that, it’s very easy to eat, as well as being delicious!

3. Frozen lemons to lose weight

As you know, lemons are a very useful fruit to help detox the body and also to fight the presence of lipids in the blood. These lipids cause bad cholesterol, which is stored as fat in our body. According to nutritionists, a good amount of lemon to consume each day would be about 75 grams (2.65 ounces).

This can help us to lose weight in a healthy way, always ensuring we have a healthy diet. Why don’t you try it?

See also: Five Key Ways to Control Cholesterol

How do you prepare frozen lemon?

lemon, knife and grater

Preparing your frozen lemon therapy is so simple that, from now on, you’ll never want to do without it in your daily routine. And not only because it is easy to prepare, but also because of its flavor and the great dishes you can prepare with it. Here’s what you need to do:

What do I need?

  • 2 lemons
  • A grater

How do I prepare it?

It’s as simple as placing 2 lemons in your freezer for one entire day. There’s no secret about that. Some people cut them into two or three pieces beforehand, in order to make it easier to grate them afterwards. However, we strongly recommend that you freeze them whole.

How do I consume my frozen lemons?

Yoghurt with fruit

As we mentioned previosuly, we recommend consuming 75 grams (2.65 ounces) of frozen lemon each day. To do this, what you’ll do is grate the lemons once they are completely frozen.

Straight away you’ll notice its wonderful natural fragrance! You’ll be able to include them in different dishes to give them a really original touch. Here are a few simple examples:

  • Include 25 grams (0.8 ounces) of frozen grated lemon in natural yoghurt without sugar.
  • Add 25 grams (0.8 ounces) of frozen grated lemon to your salad for lunch. You can also add some spinach, nuts, fresh cheese, a few pieces of salmon and some cherry tomatoes.
  • You can add frozen grated lemon to any of your fresh infusions, such as a chilled green tea others, ideal for the mid-afternoon!
  • Frozen lemon also combines well in any fruit salad that you make. One delicious option is to prepare a bowl of chopped pineapple, three strawberries, half a kiwi, chopped nuts and about 25 grams (0.8 ounces) of frozen grated lemon on top.

The frozen lemon therapy technique helps us to make use of the benefits of the rind or peel which we usually throw out. Remember that, from now on, there are no excuses! You and your family can enjoy great health thanks to this simple remedy. Why not put two lemons in your freezer today?!

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