With the approaching warmer weather, many people will start cooling themselves with ice lemon water, lemon iced tea and lemonade. So, when life gives you lemons, it is actually giving you great health benefits!

Lemon peels boost the immune system, reduces cholesterol, and can even prevent cancer. They also have antimicrobial property, which means that they protect from bacterial infections.

Studies have fount that natural phytonutrients can have greater effects than chemotherapy without the harmful side-effects. Modified citrus pectin comes from the rinds and pulp of the citrus fruit and inhibits the spread of skin, prostate, and breast cancer to other organs.

Citrus peel contains limonoids which give the peels their bitter taste. They can also slow down the growth the cancer cells and even kill them. Lemons have 22 anti-cancer compounds that can inhibit the division of cancer cells and may reduce the cancer risk by 50%.

The Australian Scientific and Industrial Research Organization discovered that citrus fruits reduce the risk of cancer by 50%.

Not only do lemons protect against cancer, they also help the detoxification of the body. Lemon juices have a similar atomic structure to the digestive juices in the stomach and trigger the bile production of the liver. This keeps the food moving through the gastrointestinal tract.

Lemons are rich in antioxidants that fight against the free radicals. This will make your skin youthful and healthy. Vitamin C contained in lemons can promote the production of collagen and smooth out the wrinkles and lines on the face.

Drinking lemon water can also help you lose weight due to the type of fiber contained in lemons. Pectin will keep you feel satiated for longer periods of time, which means that you can easily avoid the cravings by consuming lemons. They also boost the energy levels without caffeine intake resulting in lower levels of stress and mood improvement.

People who regularly consume lemonade should be cautious of the sugar content. Refined sugars are associated with various health issues, and you can enjoy a homemade lemonade without added sugars to protect your health.

Raw Honey Lemonade Recipe

Ingredients:

• 1 cup of honey
• 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 6 cups of filtered water

Instructions:

Put the lemon juice and raw honey in a blender and blend them for about half a minute. Add water in the blender, and blend until combined. And that’s it! Enjoy your fresh and healthy raw honey lemonade!