L is for lemon. Lemons are an incredibly versatile fruit that can be used in a wide range of different drinks, cooking and squeezed fresh over a variety of different types of foods including fish, meat, chicken, salad and even fruit and vegetables. It’s delicious both raw and cooked and should be a staple in every home. It’s also great for absorbing fridge odours!
DID YOU KNOW?
- Lemons have huge antibacterial properties. Experiments have shown that the juice of lemons destroy the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases.
- Lemon destroys intestinal worms
- During the European Renaissance period, ladies used lemon juice as a way to redden their lips
- Hundreds of years ago, lemons were presented as gifts to kings because they were so rare
WHY ARE LEMONS SO GOOD FOR YOU?
1- Lemons contain vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fibre – certainly a varied and wide range of nutrition to support a healthy immune system, cell growth and bone development.
2- They are packed with sugars and potassium meaning that they are very good for energy, learning and concentration.
3- The high fibre of lemons contains prebiotics that helps to nurture the growth of healthy bacteria in the bowel. Theses good bacteria produce special enzymes that help the body absorb nutrients from food – making your body more efficient!
4- The potassium and magnesium reduces muscle cramps either at night or after exercising.
5- Lemons contain B vitamins – which means overall body health and reduced risk of illness because your body has the ability to create plenty of white blood cells to naturally fight off infection.
L is for lemon. Below we have a fun lemon craft idea on how to make “Lemony Fish” as well as a delicious, simple and allergy friendly for Dairy & Refined Sugar-free Lemon Sorbet … check them out. They’re fun ways to celebrate lemon, to talk about their texture, their taste and why they’re so good for us and important in our diets!