Be it winter or summer, lemons are available all around the year. In every household, most of us, drink a glass of lemon water with honey every day as it helps to detoxify and lose weight. But what do you do after squeezing all the juice from lemons? Throw it away right? But after reading this, you will never throw away the lemon peel. Yes! lemon peel is packed with nutrients, which are good for the health. One of the common benefits of lemon peel is that it can improve immunity and thus, lower your risk of infections. Moreover, lemon peel has more health benefits than lemons!
How does it help?
Lemon peels contain 5-10 times more vitamins than lemon juice. Using lemons not only rejuvenates the health but also prevents you from infections. The antioxidants present in lemon peel can flush out the harmful toxins and free radicals from the body, thereby improving your immunity. Not just this, lemon peel extract contains compounds that can kill cancer cells and is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy. Hence, do not throw away the lemon peel, says Dr Tejender Kaur Sarna, Nutritionist and Lifestyle Coach, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
How to use it?
Rather than using the peel as a whole, you can use the rind which is easy to use. For this, firstly, wash a lemon and put in the freezer-till frozen. Then get a grater and shred the lemon (do not peel). Sprinkle over foods such as soups, cereals, ice creams, noodles, fish or plain water. The foods will not only have an unexpectedly wonderful taste, something that you may never have tasted before but also make you healthy. The best part is that the entire lemon can be used without any waste. So the next time you drink a glass of lemon water, remember to not throw away the rind but use it in a healthy way.