Monday, April 29, 2013

Lemon for Your Health

Lemons offer substantial health benefits.

A staple in the kitchen, lemons inspire natural health and beauty products.

You may be familiar with a hot lemon drink to help clear a cold.

Lemon: a Fruit for all Seasons

Lemon: is an aromatic citrus fruit used in recipes to make lemonade, lemon cake and lemon meringue pie.

Additionally, lemons are beneficially used in formulas for beauty and health needs.

Today, we continue to discover many beneficial ways to use lemons as we share culturally diverse recipes and formulas with an international community.
When life gives us lemons... We can turn tart into delicious and bitter into beneficial with the right "ingredients.

Lemons: A World Famous Beauty Treatment

For centuries women of wisdom have used the juice of lemon to improve their skin. This lovely citrus fruit enjoys a long standing reputation for cleaning and freshening the skin and hair.

After you squeeze a lemon use the "cupped" rind to soften rough skin spots such as elbows and heels.

In the kitchen, lemon slices also help deodorize and deep cleanse your hands after a messy or smelly job. If you want added scouring power use a bit of cornmeal.

Itchy scalp? No problem just add a little fresh lemon juice to your shampoo to refresh and tone your scalp. Fresh lemon juice does not store well, so mix it per use.

Lemon Tips

Selecting lemons: lemons are ripe when they are yellow, without any green spots and firm. Check and reject if they have soft or brown spots.

Scrub lemons well to remove any dirt and residue.

Recipes that call for grated zest: use a zester remove thin strips of the peel.

Use the yellow skin only, not the bitter white pith.
A warm lemon (room temperature) will yield more juice. Roll the lemon on the kitchen counter, pressing down firmly, to break up the pulp before juicing.