Considered one of the top cancer-fighting foods, lemons are packed with vitamin C and fiber. Lemons contain polyphenols, which can help improve digestion, manage weight, and ward off diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
High in antioxidants, lemons promote a healthy immune system and prevent inflammation. To detoxify, improve liver function and promote clear skin, drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning.
Although a lemon’s sour taste can make you pucker, there are many delicious ways to include lemon in your daily meals and drinks. Added to smoothies, dressings, sauces, desserts or squeezed lightly on fish, lemon can enhance the flavor of any dish. Lemon zest or grated lemon peel packs a burst of flavor to baked goods, sautéed vegetables, and pan sauces. You can enjoy lemons for breakfast in a muffin recipe, for lunch as a salad dressing or for dinner on baked chicken.