Lemonade is made from freshly squeezed lemons. Due to this healthy dose of lemons, this beverage has a lot to offer to our body. We all know that lemons are full of plant compounds that are beneficial to our health. This superfood contains vitamin C, A, B6, and flavonoids that assist our body in numerous ways.
Here are some of the many benefits we can gain from drinking lemonade.
Good Source Of Vitamin C
Lemons are rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects cells from the harmful effects of free radicals and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and lower blood pressure.
Kidney Stone Prevention
Kidney stones are terrible. These are waste products that crystallize and build up in our kidneys. Fortunately, adequate consumption of water can help prevent its future occurrences. By drinking lemonade, we will not only be able to increase our water intake but also the amount of citrate present in our urine, which helps prevent the stones from forming.
Helps Boost Digestive Health
Lemons contain pectin, a soluble fiber which helps prevent indigestion, constipation, improve our gut health, and slows down the digestion of sugars and starches thus reducing our blood sugar levels. By drinking lemonade we’ll be able to lose waste that is lining the wall of our bowels. For this benefit, we need to drink lemon juice with the pulp.
May Even Help Respiratory Problems
Thanks to vitamin C and the compound limonene which is present in lemons. They can help boost the immune system and help the body resist asthma triggers. The presence of antioxidants can help fight allergens and irritants as well as its antiseptic properties can help prevent mucus build-up.
Good For Fever Treatment
To break a fever there must be an increase in perspiration output and lemons can help us with this. For those suffering from a sickness that involves fever, we simply need to drink lemonade to speed up our fever’s breaking point, thus returning our normal body temperature.
Helps Reduce Inflammation from Arthritis
Uric acid is one of the main causes of arthritis. With lemons, we can remove uric acid from our joints. Simply consume lemonade regularly.
Helps Protect Against Anemia
Anemia is a condition that occurs when a person doesn’t get enough iron from their diet. Due to the citric acid present in lemons, it can help prevent anemia by improving iron absorption from the foods we eat.
Helps Prevent High Blood Pressure
Because of its high levels of potassium, lemons can help calm numerous cardiac issues. For those suffering from dizziness, nausea, and high blood pressure, drinking lemonade can greatly help as it has a calming and relieving effect.
Helps Prevent Cancer
Lemons contain antioxidants that can help prevent cells from deforming, thus leading to cancer development and spreading. We can ensure a constant intake of these antioxidants by drinking lemonade.
How To Make A Refreshing Lemonade?
Homemade lemonade is one of the easiest things to make. Simply follow this recipe.
4 1/2 cups (1065ml) water
1/3-1/2 cup (107-160 grams) honey
1 cup (240ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice – from about 4-7 large lemons
First, we need to warm the water and 1/3 cup honey in a pot or saucepan over low heat. Stir and wait until the honey is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add the lemon juice and stir. More honey can be added depending on your taste. Chill and enjoy its refreshing taste.