This is What You are Doing Wrong When You are Squeezing a Lemon

We have come up with the best way you should always squeeze a lemon. Whether it is salad dressing you are making or nice lemonade, it is fantastic to be able to make the most out of your lemons and get all the juice out of them. Sadly, you won’t be able to do that when you are using the ‘usual’ way of doing it. Fortunately, we are here to help you out. Indeed, this is the best way to squeeze your lemons.

This tip is for everyone who uses a hand press when they are squeezing a lemon.

Hand press

If you use a hand press, you probably go about it the following way; first cut a lemon in half, place it with the cut side into the press and then you squeeze. Meanwhile, if you try it a different way, you are going to get much more juice out of the lemons. The ‘right’ way to squeeze a lemon goes as follows: cut a lemon in half and then cut it off a little bit of the peel at the bottom. Then, place half a lemon in the press, but place it with the bottom side (with the peel) down. Then squeeze! You will only need to squeeze a little to get out all of the juice.

Microwave

Do you wish to get even more juice out of the lemon? Then the following tip is the one for you. Simply keep the lemons in the fridge if you aren’t using them straight away. That way they won’t get brown as quickly and the juice will be preserved better. When you need the lemon, take it out of the fridge and heat it in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds. You should let it cool down for a short while and then cut it in half. When you are going to squeeze the fruit, you will notice a lot more juice will come out than usual. Don’t microwave the lemon any longer than 20 seconds; you don’t want it to become too hot.

Cholesterol levels

You don’t necessarily need to throw the peel of the lemon into the bin straight after getting out all of the juice. Instead, you can use the peel to make a drink that will reduce your cholesterol levels. It is because lemon peel contains a whole lot of antioxidants.

Here is what you need for the drink:

·        The peel of one organic lemon

·        100ml water

·        One tablespoon of lemon juice

How to prepare it:

·        Zest the peel of the lemon and add this to a glass with the water

·        Add the lemon juice and stir it very well

·        Make sure you drink the entire drink immediately


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