Detoxifying Natural LemonadePosted: May 8, 2012 Filed under: Food and it's Impact on Our Health Leave a comment
From MyYogaOnline By Ulyana Michailov ND
The most simple and useful home recipe is lemonade. It is good for your health but it is also one of life’s little pleasures on a warm and sunny day.
Lemon is high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which are easily used up by the body. Making a healthy and natural lemonade recipe is an effective way to help restore biologically available vitamin C. Vitamin C is a much needed immune modulator and free radical neutralizer. The astringent properties of lemon juice also have an antiseptic and cleansing effect on the liver and digestive system.
Lemon juice also is very alkalizing to the blood. Encouraging alkalinity will help keep your immune system strong and your body healthy. It will help improve your digestive system and has a detoxifying effect on your liver. Drink lemonade anytime you need to refresh and detox.
Millie; I start each day this way, if you are in a hurry just squeeze the lemon in the water and drink.
1/2 large lemons – juiced
1/3 teaspoon stevia
Sprig fresh mint
6 to 8 ounces filtered Water
1 teaspoon Kombucha (optional)
1. Juice the lemons by hand, using a lemon juicer and pour into a glass jug. Add stevia.
2. Add a sprig of mint and the kombucha.
Storing the lemonade in glass will keep it fresher for longer. Adding kombucha will add extra health benefits plus make it effervescent.
Ulyana Michailov ND is a naturopath and acupuncturist from Australia. She specializes in women’s health, skin and digestive health. A passionate yogini and holistic cook, Ulyana loves to blog about natural health and wellness. You can visit her at www.thedailyritual.net for more of her articles and healthy adventures.