Hack Your Heartburn with This Video on Storing Meyer Lemons Year Round
One of the problems of getting hooked on flavorful and nutritious Meyer Lemons is that they are a seasonal fruit grown primarily in Florida, Texas and California; and therefore, are not easily available throughout the year. The good news is that there are simple ways for storing Meyer Lemons year round as shown on a video by non-other than the popular and informative “YourProduceGuy” of YouTube fame.
Meyer Lemons are a cross between a Mandarin orange and a lemon, which gives it a unique tasty blend of tartness and sweetness both at the same time. One of the crazy facts about Meyer Lemons is that you can actually eat the entire fruit - peel and all!
Meyer Lemons were recently discussed on The Dr. Oz Show as a health secret that can not only detoxify your body and provide you with more beautiful skin, but is also used to prevent heartburn.
Meyer Lemons prevent heartburn
According to Dr. Oz, it’s the peel of the Meyer Lemon that contains a natural ingredient that science has shown prevents heartburn. How it accomplishes this is by helping to protect the lining of the digestive tract from being eroded away by stomach acid when under stress.
“If you are susceptible to heartburn, all you gotta do is take half of a Meyer Lemon and eat it before your meals,” recommends Dr. Oz. “It will actually help that lining protect itself.”
Meyer Lemons help detoxify the liver
While the liver is the most important organ for detoxifying the body, it can use a little help every now and then. According to Dr. Oz, a simple liver detoxifying drink can be made by placing Meyer Lemon juice ice cubes in your lemonade.
A demonstration on how to make and store Meyer Lemon juice as ice cubes is shown on the video below, as well as advice on how to store the fruit so that you can enjoy Meyer Lemons all year long.
Meyer Lemons removes skin blemishes
Due to its high antioxidant content, Meyer Lemons are recommended as a natural way to reduce the inflammation observed in many types of skin blemishes. Dr. Oz recommends soaking a cotton ball with Meyer Lemon juice and applying it gently to the skin and leaving it on for 30 minutes. In fact, a quick internet search shows that many sources swear that Meyer Lemon juice applied this way is also a great natural way to treat acne.
Regarding acne treatment options available for all types of skin, here is what Consumer Reports has to say in a comparison between acne washers and acne zappers for skin care.
For an additional informative health hack on food, here is a video on a hilarious way to cut tomatoes fast and easy without letting the juice out.
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