We know foods impact on the body is huge. During the wholefood for the whole body journey, we continue to prove how powerful many foods can be when used on both the inside and outside of the body. This week it is all about the fruit believed by the ancient Egyptians to offer protection against poison – lemons.
Nourish from within:
Think clearly by reaping the benefits of the potassium contained in lemon, it is listed as one of the top seven natural sources for potassium.
Keep digestion in check with the natural citric acid content of the fruit.
Support the immune system by including the phytochemicals from lemon in a balanced, vitamin rich diet.
Quench: When life gives you lemons…..Unfortunately most commercial lemonades are more sugar than lemon. To get the nutritional benefits as well as the yummy taste, try this simple, delicious recipe from the clever peeps over at I quit sugar: https://iquitsugar.com/recipe/sugar-free-lemonade/
Be sweet: This recipe provides a perfect, healthy, refined sugar free alternative for those with a sweet tooth: https://www.thehealthychef.com/2012/06/lemon-yoghurt-cupcakes/
Savour(y) it: I haven’t always been a keen cook. When I first began experimenting with recipes, this was one of my first. It is one that I have returned to time and time again because it is just simply divine, give it a go: http://fitterlondon.co.uk/food/lemon-and-olive-chicken-tagine/
Treat the outside:
Lemon is well known for having anti-bacterial properties and containing vitamin C. These things combined make it the perfect, natural treatment for an oily skin.
- Zest from 1 lemon
- Juice from half a lemon
- ¼ – ½ cup of almond meal (for more info on the benefits of almonds check out this previous wholefood feature https://hermasterplan.com/2014/11/16/wholefood-for-the-whole-body-8/.
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
Combine all of the ingredients in a clean bowl and mix well until mixture becomes coarse. Apply to the face and neck massaging with circular, upward movements for 2-3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool water and follow with your usual toner and moisturiser.