Lemons are such a wonderful, versatile, healthy fruit, packed with vitamin C. They are without doubt my best friend in the kitchen, they just give so much in so many ways, bringing dishes alive, cutting through and brightening flavours, adding tang and flavour, pairing so well with salt and sweetness, with herbs and heat. As someone who avoids nightshade family plants, they also allow me to recreate dishes made with tomatoes with vegetables like squashes, giving their acidity. They are the most giving fruit.
Drink lemon water and you will be refreshed, and your immune system armed and ready for action. Salad dressings and sauces are given a wonderful zing, curries are more fruity and powerful, cakes are tastier, and hummus just wouldn’t exist at all without the (not so) humble lemon, (vegans, everywhere, aghast).
Lemons are acidic fruit, but inside the body are proven to be alkaline-forming in the body. This is because they contain organic salts such as citrates that form bicarbonate, which is highly alkaline. and so they are potently anti-inflammatory, creating a healthy, healing internal environment. Pretty amazing stuff!
Every morning first thing (okay, most mornings) I have a warm lemon and aloe-vera juice to cleanse. It is healing, good for the digestive system, skin and liver, (and Liz Hurley swears by its anti-ageing properties and she looks super amazing so it’s GOT to be good, right!).
Lemons are essential in my kitchen, whether in cooking, as an air cleanser (use your spent lemon half in the fridge to draw out impurities), as a cleaning agent… the list goes on.
lemons are amaZING! ♥
Check out my recipes which are packed with lemony goodness X X
lemon resources on my resources page!