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The health benefits of lemons

You can try this yourself: Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area.

Cecilia Moody
Cecilia Moody

Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things: No flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something).

It does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value; nothing will grow on it even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not find a home to grow.


Because it is nearly plastic.

Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

FREEZING LEMONS — WHO knew ... It may save your life or the life of a friend or loved one.

The more you read, the more you want to know.

It’s amazing.

Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted.

How can you use the whole lemon without waste?

Simply place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator.

Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods.

Sprinkle it to your vegetable salad, ice cream, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes, whisky. The list is endless.

All of the foods will unexpectedly have a wonderful taste, something that you may have never tasted before.

Most likely, you only think of lemon juice and vitamin C.

Not anymore.

You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc.

It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors.

What’s the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?

Lemon peels contain as much as five to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself.

And yes, that’s what you’ve been wasting.

It’s also good that lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body.

This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types.

Some say it is very useful in all varieties of cancer.

It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms.

It regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.

The source of this information is fascinating.

It comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas.

The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used for chemo therapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells.

And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.

Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells.

It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.

Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy.

So, give those lemons a good wash, freeze them and grate them.

Place your washed lemon in your freezer, and then grate it on your meal every day.

Your whole body will love you for it.

That’s the lemon secret.

Cecilia and Dennis Moody are Pueblo West residents who own and operate “Southwest Flavors,” a gourmet food story with a spicy emphasis. The Moody’s will share recipes on this page from homemade remedies to those shared by friends and family. They can be reached at 547-4649 or 369-9710.

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