Lemon aid

1 Aug

Who needs booze to give you a zest for life when you’ve got lemons?

Vitamines [sic] and mineral salts are among the food elements which must be included in the diet. But nature is not content to let the lemon rest on these laurels, however secure they make its place in the galaxy of fruits.

As an appetizer, lemon juice is in every way superior to the most praised cocktail that ever sailed under false colors—for cocktails have a “back kick” which more than nullifies any temporary craving for food they may create. Lemon juice is especially valuable to cleanse the stomach of mucus when its juice is used with hot water an hour before meals.

— C. Houston Goudiss,¹ The Indispensable Lemon: The Ben Franklin of Fruits—as Many-Sided as the Famous Philadelphian (New York: People’s Home Journal, 1921), p. 8.

Lemons resting on laurels?

¹ Also the author of Making the Most of your Meat Supply.

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