Jethro Kloss details the value of lemons in his book, “Back to Eden.” He describes how lemons prevent bacteria buildup, in the body. They are also anti-scorbutic, a term referring to their ability to prevent disease and to help purify the body of impurities.
In her book, “You Are What You Eat,” Dr. Gillian McKeith states, “A warm cup of water first thing in the morning (and even better with a squeeze of lemon) goes right through the bowels and cleans mucus out from the day before. Drink another cup in the evening too.”
Don’t throw you lemon peel away. You can use it for a several things. If it is an organic lemon, you can freeze it and use when you need some lemon zest, or slice then freeze. I use the slices in my green smoothies. (more to come about that as well). I like to rip up the rinds a bit and throw it down my disposal. It helps disinfect the blades and keeps it smelling nice. You can also rub down your counter top with the juiced lemon to disinfect, then just wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Add water, preferably not real cold. Warm water is easier for your body to assimilate and it also helps stimulate the bowels.
|I love my hand held juicer! Simple, doesn’t take any room on my counter top, inexpensive, and does a great job.|