When you squeeze a lemon, are you throwing away the most valuable part away?
The skin of a lemon literally has 5 to 10 times the amount of active nutrients as the juice of the lemon. Salvestrol Q40 and limonen, which are present in the peel, are known to be potent anti cancer agents. The flavanoids that lemon skin contains have are believed to suppress the division of cancerous cells in the body. Of course the peel is loaded with vitamin C which is referred to as the detox vitamin for its ability to cleanse the blood system of harmful free radicals, preventing tissue damage, inflammation, and lowering the risk of developing heart disease. Lemon skin can also be eaten to help detox and improve the appearance of skin.
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