Raw Homemade Lemonade: the Anti-Inflammatory, Antiviral Recipe That Is Also Sugar Free!
While lemons are acidic to taste, they are actually alkaline-forming in the body. As a matter of fact, they are some of the most alkaline-forming foods, which makes them ideal for maintaining healthy pH levels.
They have a robust nutritional profile and are packed with nutrients like limonene, pectin, citric acid, vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium, all of which boost immunity and combat infections.
Amazingly, this beverage is the ideal solution for parents who want to remove soda from their kid`s diet. It really works wonders as the kid still gets a special sweet drink which is secretly boosting their health. So, it is a win-win for the parents and children!
Raw Homemade Lemonade
2 cups cold, filtered water
2 Tablespoons of raw local honey
10 drops of lemon essential oil
2 lemons, peeled
1 pinch cayenne pepper (research shows cayenne may help burn calories and decrease appetite)
1 handful ice
Blend all ingredients, except ice, in a high-power blender until smooth.
Add ice and blend again until smooth.
Serve your homemade lemonade over ice.
Health Benefits of Lemons
Lemons are alkalizing for the body, helping restore balance to body`s pH levels.
Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids, both of which combat flu, cold, and other infections.
“The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile,” writes Jethro Kloss in his book Back to Eden.
Lemons create a healthy bowel movement and help with regularity.
Regular consumption of lemon juices helps treat scurvy.
The citric acid present in lemons helps dissolve kidney stones, gallstones, and calcium deposits.
Lemon juice destroys intestinal worms.
Vitamin C helps neutralize free radicals.
The lemon peel is packed with tangeretin, a phytonutrient that is effective against
Parkinson`s and other brain disorders.
Lemon is good for vision, pungent, and astringent.
Lemons are extremely beneficial in case of difficulty in breathing and insufficient oxygen, like when mountain climbing.
As already discussed, lemons are work as potent antibacterial agent, killing off bacteria of cholera, malaria, typhoid, and many more.
Bioflavinoids in lemons strengthen the blood vessels.
Lemons contain up to 22 anti-cancer compounds.
Lemons are the only foods in the world that are anionic, an ion with a negative charge.