Did You Know Lemons Are Called Cure-Alls?

November 12, 2010 by Matt

I can honestly say that no household should ever be without a bowl of lemons. As an avid wannabe gourmet chef, I use these fresh fruits more than any other fruit. Whether water with lemon slices, lemon chicken, or shrimp scampi, I love the taste of lemons. But did you know that there are so many benefits you get from these little guys?

Lemons are widely known for their healing powers ever since Roman times. They cure digestion, nausea, heartburn, intestinal pain like constipation and even known to relieve hiccups!

Because its so high in vitamin C its helps treat and prevent infections, relieves asthma, tonsillitis and sore throat.

Additionally its a diuretic so its good for people with urinary tract infections and arthritis or rheumatism because it helps flush out bad toxins and bad bacteria throughout the body.

Lemon juice mixed with coffee is known to relieve headaches. Also it can be applied to your gums to stop gum bleeding, break fevers, or chapped lips as it can be used as a balm. Also good for coughs or colds or hay fever. Menstrual Cramps are relieved by lemon balms and so is high blood pressure. So you see why lemons are known as “cure-alls” now.

So there’s just a few great benefits.

And if you want some more great health tips, I recommend you read this article on best whey protein powder. Another way you can use lemons is squeezing in a few drops to your whey protein shake. Really the reason why I like adding lemons to most things I eat, whether whey shakes, or any green vegetable is it tends to freshen up a dish and make it more flavorful.

As just another helpful tip for cooking with lemons did you know that most of the flavor is in the zest of the lemon as opposed to the juice? The lemon skin contains high concentrated oils that are packed with flavors.

Also to get maximum juice out of lemons you should roll them on the counter to help release the juices or you can throw them in the microwave for 10 seconds and see how much more juice you can get out of them.

Hope you enjoyed the quick short post and if you have any other ideas for posts you’d like me to write about please feel free to let me know and I’ll be more than happy to write it for you.

-Matt Smith