When life gives you lemons, don’t squeeze them. Instead, put them in the freezer and grind their zest in your meals and drinks. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which will strengthen your immune system and prevent numerous diseases and conditions.

By throwing away the peel, we are not getting the maximum out of lemons. The peel is usually thrown away because of the bitter taste, but it is full of essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B6, C and E, as well as folate, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin and phosphorus. The fruit contains flavonoids and limonoids which can strengthen every cell in your body and fight cancer.

The nutrients in lemons can shrink malignant tumors, prevent diabetes, relieve acid reflux, treat fever and melt down pounds. The citric acid in the fruit can eliminate almost any kind of bacteria, and lemons have been used to bleach skin as well.

According to studies, a lemon contains 22 cancer agents such as citrus pectin, vitamin C, flavonol glycosides and limonene.

In order to get the most out of lemons, freeze them and grind their zest in your smoothies and meals. Clean and wash them well first, then dry them nicely before putting them in the freezer in a freezing bag. Whenever you want, cut off the ends of the lemon and grate the zest into your drinks or food for a nice refreshing flavor. Once you’re done, store the lemon in a ziplock bag, and use it again whenever needed.