5 Genius Uses for Lemons and Limes

Find out how to make the most out of these citrus fruits.

5 Genius Uses for Lemons and Limes

These days, lemons and limes are getting a lot of attention for how versatile and useful they are. They are also high in vitamin C and limonene which may have anti-cancer properties and increase enzymes that detoxify carcinogens. This citrus pair also provides a lot of flavor to so many different dishes for barely any calories. It’s time to stop banishing lemons and limes to the garnish zone, and start embracing them in a more comprehensive way. With the help of food journalist Mark Schatzker, we are going to uncover five excellent ways to make the most out of this duo.

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Compound Lime Butter

This no-cook recipe is super easy to make. All you have to do is mix butter with chopped parsley, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and chopped garlic to make a unique creation you can use on thousands of food items. Lime butter is a great topping for green beans, fish, pork, crackers, and our personal favorite: corn on the cob.

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4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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