|The people behind Green Door work hard to provide you with
interesting, healthy, and appetizing weekly food choices.
Every week we get a different selection of fruits and vegetables.
Our focus is to have as much locally grown produce as possible.
Please remember, our food is very close to the earth, and
therefore directly affected by availability and Mother Nature.
Below is a list showing this week's selection:
|Here is just a selection of "45 uses for lemons that will blow your socks off"
1. Freshen the Fridge
Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in
the fridge for several hours. Make sure to toss out any malodorous items that might be causing the
2. High Blood Pressure
Lemon contains potassium which controls high blood pressure and reduces the effect of nausea
4. Mental Health
Lemon water can also prep up your mood and relieve you from depression and stress. Long
distance walkers and world travelers as well as explorers look upon the lemon as a Godsend.
When fatigue begins, a lemon is sucked through a hole in the top. Quick acting medicine it is, giving
almost unbelievable refreshments.
6. Respiratory Problems
Lemon water can reduce phlegm; and can also help you breathe properly and aids a person
suffering with asthma.
7. Treating Arthritis and Rheumatism
Lemon is a diuretic – assists in the production of urine which helps you to reduce inflammation by
flushing out toxins and bacteria while also giving you relief from arthritis and rheumatism.
Lemon water reduces the production of free radicals which are responsible for aging skin and skin
damage. Lemon water is calorie free and an antioxidant.
12. Treat Infections
Lemon water can fight throat infections thanks to its antibacterial property. If salt water does not
work for you, try lime and water for gargling.
15. Purges The Blood
We consume a lot of junk food or food with a lot of preservatives and artificial flavours. This builds
up a lot of toxins in the blood and body but daily consumption of lemon water helps to purify the
17. Oral Health
Lemon juice also stops bleeding gums and reduces toothaches
23. Freshen Your Breath
Make an impromptu mouthwash by rinsing with lemon juice straight from the bottle. Swallow for
longer-lasting fresh breath. The citric acid in the juice alters the pH level in your mouth, killing
bacteria that causes bad breath. Rinse after a few minutes because long-term exposure to the acid
in lemons can harm tooth enamel.
26. Remove Berry Stains
It sure was fun to pick your own berries, but now your fingers are stained with berry juice that won’t
come off no matter how much you scrub with soap and water. Try washing your hands with
undiluted lemon juice, then wait a few minutes and wash with warm, soapy water. Repeat until your
hands are stain-free.
Lemon juice with a few teaspoons of hot tea added is the treatment of a sophisticated New York
bartender, for those who suffer with hangover headaches–and from headaches due to many other
causes. He converts his customers to this regime, and weans them away from drug remedies
29. Chills and Fevers
Chills and fevers may be due to a variety of causes; never the less the lemon is always a helpful
remedy. Spanish physicians regard it as an infallible friend.
32. Forget The Moth Balls
A charming French custom to keep closets free from moths is to take ripe lemons and stick them
with cloves all over the skin. The heavily studded lemons slowly dry with their cloves, leaving a
marvelous odor throughout the closets and rooms.
33. Stomach Health
Digestive problems are the most common ailments but warm water and lime juice is the solution to
most digestive problems. Lemon juice helps to purify the blood, reduces your chances of
indigestion, constipation, eliminates toxins from the body, adds digestion and reduces phlegm.
34. Disinfect Cuts and Scrapes
Stop bleeding and disinfect minor cuts and scraps by pouring a few drops of lemon juice directly on
the cut. You can also apply the juice with a cotton ball and hold firmly in place for one minute.
42. Eliminate Fireplace Odor
There’s nothing cozier on a cold winter night than a warm fire burning in the fireplace â€” unless
the fire happens to smell horrible. Next time you have a fire that sends a stench into the room, try
throwing a few lemon peels into the flames. Or simply burn some lemon peels along with your
firewood as a preventive measure.
44. Deodorize a Humidifier
When your humidifier starts to smell funky, deodorize it with ease: Just pour 3 or 4 teaspoons
lemon juice into the water. It will not only remove the off odor but will replace it with a lemon-fresh
fragrance. Repeat every couple of weeks to keep the odor from returning.