Furthermore, lemons have many unique qualities. They contain a clear concentration of negatively charged ions or anions, than any other fruit. According to scientists, this makes them extremely beneficial for digestion.
It is not clear yet where the origin of lemons is and what is the participation of people in their selection. It is uncertain whether they are product of early hybridization.
Lemons do not grow everywhere. They love the heat, but not excessive. Lemons do not tolerate humid climate, although they need plenty of watering.
Many people grow lemons at home, because they are refreshing and energizing. Lemons are used as a means of beautification. They improve skin tone and add shine and volume of hair.
Lemons contain 4 times more vitamin C than oranges and are therefore used in cosmetics; they strengthen collagen, which is the main constituent of skin cells.
Lemons are rich in potassium, which feed the brain and refreshes the memory. They contain lemonoids – substances that fight cancer by causing apoptosis – a process that causes cancer cells to destroy themselves. Limonoid stays in the body for 24 hours. Other natural anticancer substances such as phenols in green tea and chocolate are retained in the body just a few hours.
Lemon fights obesity and lowers blood sugar. A few teaspoons of lemon juice added to the meal, reduce insulin response. Lemon juice alkaline and acts as an antidote.
Lemons drain very well, if, after having cut rolled fruit in the kitchen by pressing lightly, or by placing in microwave for 10 seconds.
The most useful are organic lemons. They are smaller but do not contain pesticides, fertilizer and other pollutants. Choose heavy, hard and yellow lemons, smooth and free of blemishes. Fresh lemons can be stored one week at room temperature in the shade.