Did you know that there are many health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries? Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against a variety of poisons. The huge reasons to add lemon juice and zest to your diet are that lemons’ have strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers.
- 1 lemon
- 1 pound green beans
- 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- In a saucepan of boiling salted water, cook beans until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, and return to pan. Remove from heat.
- Toss with oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and lemon juice. Serve sprinkled with lemon zest.