During the summer period, lemon juice is frequently consumed as a refreshing drink. Besides being used as a food, it is also used in many homemade cures for various diseases. Moreover, it is frequently used to treat skin problems, to have healthier hair and to whiten our teeth. Thanks to the antioxidants and nutrients present in it, lemon improves our bodily functions as well. Furthermore, lemon has a great role in stimulating liver function and strengthening the immune system. By lowering the number of free radicals, it prevents the appearance and further development of diseases.
Additionally, recent researches proved that lemon rind has more nutrients than its pulp. The rind contains essential oils and antioxidant compounds which can help in the fight against cancer.
The antiviral and antibiotic properties in the lemon lower the microorganisms’ activities thus fighting off the infections and any possible illnesses. According to science, lemon can be used to treat high blood pressure, worms, parasites and nervous disorder. What’s more, the anticancer properties of the lemon are considered to be more efficient than chemotherapy since this treatment destroys only cancer cells, not the healthy ones. Also, by developing an alkaline environment in the body, lemon prevents further spreading of the cancer.
The anticancer properties are attributed to the compounds called limonoids which are very beneficial in curing breast cancer. Moreover, the citric acid in the lemon is around 10,000 times more efficient than a drug called Adriamycin that is a frequent medicament used around the world for chemotherapeutic treatment of cancer. Besides breast cancer, limonoids help in treating leukemia, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, neuroblastoma and liver cancer.
The use of both the lemon juice and rind is recommended for cancer treatment. The best choice is to consume the entire lemon in a frozen form by following these steps:
- Wash the lemon with apple cider vinegar or with a combination of lemon water with baking soda.
- Put the lemon in the freezer.
- After the lemon has been properly frozen, grate both the rind and pulp.
- Add the grated lemon powder in drinks as well in meals.
Regular intake of lemon rind is necessary for cancer treatment because the rind is rich in antioxidants and limonoids that eliminate the malignant tumors. A regular consumption is able to decrease some cancer types up to 50 percent, according to the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’s (CSIRO) research. The 22 anticancer agents found in whole lemons include citrus pectin, limonene, vitamin C and flavonol glycosides.
If you want to prevent cancer, you need to intake 150 grams of citrus weekly. Therefore, share this article in order to familiarize your closest ones about the power of lemon so that we can all strive toward a cancer-free society.
Reference: Lets Go Healthy