Nothing brings us back to our childhood quite as quickly as a favorite recipe does, I still remember fondly every detail of my mothers popular Sunday dinners, right down to the desserts she used to make on a regular basis. That is why when I saw this recipe for My Favorite Lemon Bars, I couldn't help but reminisce about my grandma's family recipe.
Think of lemons and you think clean and fresh, summer lemonade, lemon meringue pie (my favorite), lemon curd, lemon cookies, lemon cake, lemon water and well you get the idea you could go on and on. I always have a bowl of lemons on top of my kitchen table, because quite honestly I use them everyday. One of my daily routines includes green juice which consists of cucumber, green apple, ginger, spinach and yes one whole lemon, it's refreshing and healthy and I can't go a day without it.
There are many health benefits to adding lemons to your diet. Lemons are very alkalizing to the body, which might come as a surprise as they are acidic to taste, but once in the body they are alkaline forming which is a very good thing. Believe it or not lemons are one of the most alkaline forming food you can eat, this in turn helps to balance you body.
Lemons are a favorite staple for kitchens all over the world. Some of the health benefits of eating lemons can include: they are alkaline forming, thus helping you balance your body's PH, high in vitamin C, fresh lemon juice in water is a wonderful liver detoxifier, lemons have antibacterial properties, lemons have vitamin K which helps to strengthen blood vessels, the citric acid in lemons helps to dissolve kidney stones and calcium deposits, good for the eyes and lemons are known to have anti cancer compounds, lemons reduces inflammation, help to lose weight, lemons help to cleanse system, they freshen breath, lemons help fight viral infections and can help boost your energy.
The list of benefits from using lemons can go on and on, but I think you get the picture, no kitchen should be without these little miracles. It's amazing that something so good for you, tastes this delicious, it's certainly not difficult to see why adding lemons to your diet is a wise and tasty decision.
On this extensive recipe site you will find other recipes that include healthy ingredients and popular superfoods we like to include in our diets like oats, sweet potatoes and kale (vibrant in color and filled with lots of beneficial nutritients, leafy green kale is a versatile ingredient that can be served as a side dish or salad or added to pasta dishes, soups, and casseroles), barley, eggplant (rich in color and nutrients eggplant is a great addition to a variety of dishes from appetizers and salads to meatless main dishes), grapes not only are grapes a quick snack but they are filled with disease-fighting antioxidants and are a quick and tasty addition to salads, sandwiches).
Other examples of superfoods can include berries, nuts and seeds, dark green vegetables (such as spinach, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts and broccoli), citrus fruits, fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines, vegetables with bright, dark, or intense colors (such as beets and their greens and sweet potatoes), legumes (such as peanuts, lentils, beans) and whole grains.