Lemon is one of the most versatile and useful items to have in the kitchen, and one of the healthiest. It can be used in all the ways one would normally use vinegar, taking into account the flavor change of course, in salads and dressings, and to marinate. Its tang lends itself to sweet and savoury dishes alike. Lemon juice is great in smoothies and hot and cold drinks for extra zip and extra cleansing benefits. Lemon zest provides even more intense flavor. Using unwaxed lemons is best for zest. Lemon benefits to health and overall well being are many. When it comes to clean eating lemon and lemon juice are hard to beat. A little bit goes a long way and lemon literally lifts out and helps to discard impurities from your system.