Here’s an easy way to boost your immune system and add more zest to your life: Lemons! Squirt some lemon wedges into a glass of water, or onto your salad for an extra dose of vitamin C and other nutrients.
Weeks ago, I saw a post on social media that suggested washing and cutting whole organic lemons, place them in a plastic bag and freeze. Then you’ll always have a lemon handy. It’s easy to grate the frozen wedges over a salad or onto veggies, or into a glass of water. I needed lemon last night while making dinner and didn’t have any. Then, I remembered I had these frozen lemon wedges in the freezer. Presto! On demand!
I’m also a fan of lemon (and other citrus) essential oils. When my throat is sore, I’ll put two drops of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil into hot water and honey, or hot tea. I also rub the lemon oil on any rough edges of my feet, instant smoothness! Applying pure essential oils onto the bottoms of your feet is a great way to absorb the healing benefits, as the oil absorbs into your cells.
Lemon peel and lemon essential oil contains high levels of d-Limonene, which may be helpful in fat burning and preventing cancer.* It takes 75 lemons to make one bottle of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil, so you’re getting a good dose of this powerful nutrient in every drop!
To read more about the health benefits of lemons, click here.