I tried something new this morning before leaving for school (I believe in fueling the body and brain with the best intake for maximum output, and boy did I ever)! You all know I recently purchased a vitamix, so in between raising my awesome son, school, volunteering, business, working out, and doing fun stuff with my BFF's, I had to slow down a bit to do a little research on lemons.
Why? Well, because I took one (lemon) out of my fridge yesterday, cut it in half and threw it in my vitamix (skin and all) along with some already experienced regulars; a whole carrot, a cup of kale, two stalks of celery, a whole apple, a whole orange, a banana, organic soy milk (I was out of hemp milk), spirulina, amazing grass, fresh bee pollen, and a scoop of Juice Plus+ french Vanilla complete. Oh, I cannot forget the cup of ice, makes a big difference.
Now as I am blending it, I am thinking to myself "oh boy Robin, what is this going to taste like"? I have made some pretty gross concoctions before by just throwing stuff in, so I was not sure what to expect. I will consume pretty much anything as long as I know it has high nutritional value, and know exactly where it came from, even if it does not taste good. Only because I know my body likes it even if my taste buds frown...smile! But to my surprise this concoction is now one of my favorites! Believe it or not, it taste just like those lemon heads that I use to suck on before I knew better. If you are a lemon head fan, you really need to switch it up sometime, because this was the bomb (in a good way)!
After consuming this, I swear, I felt as though I was floating through the day, I felt amazingly lite and refreshed...go figure!
Look it got me all giddy and so excited, I am actually up here in my office 13 hours later typing this article...woohoo, I made time to fit this in!!!
After I am done telling you about all of the awesome health benefits below, you will be at your wholefoods stocking up in no time, and if your not, well, I guess your not. But I guarantee you will never look at a lemon the same...ha!
Lemons to the rescue
Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C. They also contain vitamin A, folate, calcium, and potassium. Limonene, a compound shown to have anticancer properties in laboratory animals, is present in lemons. All citrus fruits are high in flavonoids, the most common antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables and thought to block substances that cause cancer and heart disease.
Although the lemon is often thought of as acidic because it is bitter to the taste, Lemon juice has a powerful alkaline effect in the body and is therefore a natural agent against excess acid, which is in part responsible for rheumatism.
Conclusion; Is there anything that lemon does not improve on or help? Oh and we must not forget lemons can make the worst concoctions into something beautiful...yummy! Got Lemon?
Yours in Health, Robin