Luscious Lemons

At an affordable price and with many nourishing qualities for your body, lemons are an excellent choice for daily use. Squeezing 1-2 slices in warm water in the morning is detoxifying, as well as a boost to your digestive system. As a source of vitamin C, lemons keep your immune system healthy.

How to Choose and Keep
Make sure they are firm and vibrant yellow. If you're going to consume them within a week, keep the lemons at room temperature. This is the best way to get them to be their juiciest. However, lemons will keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks, if you're storing them for longer periods.

Preparation
Lemons should be rinsed under cold water. It is easy to transfer bacteria on the outside to the inside when you cut them open. It's easiest to cut a lemon in half and then slice. Squeezing them on dishes of prepared food like salad or fish, or adding the juice to flavor liquids such as water and tea is the best mode of consumption.

Nutrients
Vitamin C, Folate

Action Steps
1. Enjoy room temperature water with a slice of lemon right upon arising.
2. Squeeze a slice of lemon on your salad for enhanced flavor.
3. Juice your lemons and put in ice cube trays. Then use in your smoothies with some greens for a great detox smoothie.

(Resources: WHFoods.com)