The lemon, nature’s sunshine fruit, is in season. Though lemons are available year round, they are at their peak in May and June. Visit a local farmer's market and stock up on this wonder fruit. Lemons do more than look pretty in a bowl or vase, they are quite nutritious as well.
According to TV personality, Dr. Oz:
“When we add organic lemons into our diet, we get a better working digestive system, a healthier immune system and better-looking skin. We enable the body to remove bad cholesterol, and we create a supportive environment for good bacteria; all of this means the body works more efficiently and effectively.”
Dr. Oz describes an excellent way to clean up your insides with lemons. Drink what he calls “lemon-aid.” It’s simple, warm water, juice of half an organic lemon, and small amount of natural sweetener like Stevia.
According to Energize for Life, though lemons are acidic outside of the body, once digested in the body, they are alkaline. Lemons calm inflammation. Lemon in lukewarm water is not only comforting but is alkaline in the body. An Alkaline body fights a myriad of disease.
So cook with lemons, drink water with lemons, eat dessert with lemons, and you can even clean with a mixture of lemon juice and water.
Lemon recipes abound on the internet, but below are a few recipes that will help incorporate this super food into a diet as well as give you a delicious lunch, dinner or dessert.
Serve your lemon dishes with sliced lemon and limes as garnish. Filling pitchers of cold water with ice, sliced lemons and oranges will add to the ambiance creating a spa-like atmosphere.