Lemons should be used for much more than just a cute little decoration on the side of a glass. To start, lemon juice is high in Vitamin C (which is great for the immune system), they are low in calories as well as contain have many essential vitamins and nutrients. So, a squeeze of lemon in your drink is a good start to getting nutritional elements, but to get all of the nutritional benefits, buy a juicer and add that juice to your water or cocktail instead!
Nutritional Elements of Organic Lemons: Lemons have been known for centuries to be natural fat-burners and are nice antioxidants, as they are a great source of Vitamin C, Potassium, Folic Acid, and Flavonoids. The white, soft portion of the skin of lemons contains a very important substance called limonene, studies of which have shown to have wonderful anti-cancer properties. In addition, lemon juice has been shown to dissolve kidney stones and aid in digestion along with reducing water retention and even helps remove nasty toxins from the body.
When to buy: Year-round. Select lemons that are full of a deep yellow color and feel heavy in your hand. Avoid lemons that are very hard or are shriveled.
The Organic Choice: Like other citrus fruits, lemons are on the “must buy organic” list. Pesticides and harsh chemicals are sprayed all over non-organic citrus fruits, all of which, can be potentially very harmful to your health. The Organic Choice is especially important in you are going to use a juicer (the best way to get all of the nutritional elements of lemons) because the majority of the chemicals end up withiin the rind of the fruit.
Organic Cocktails Recipes: Organic Blackberry Lemonade Vodka, Plant a Tree Lemontini