When this topic comes up – healthy summer drinks or summer drinks – the first drink that comes in mind is the classic lemonade! The recipe is over decades old and even today it has its fans! We all know that the lemons offer a lot to our health- inside and outside-and surprisingly this beverage can do lots of miracles for your body!
The reasons to consume lemons or lemonade are plenty!
You can even replace your coffee cup in the morning with a nice natural juice of lemons or with a nice glass of lemonade! During summer time a lemonade will be the best refresher you have ever met! Today its notoriety might have decreased, but the truth is that no cocktail compares with a nice glass of lemonade, made of lemons, limes slices, honey or sugar, ice cubes and water! You can even complement the classic recipe with ginger or oranges or strawberries or lavender or pomegranate etc. The benefits offered by the consumption of lemons are plenty!
Among them: The high rate of vitamin C which improves the functionality of your immune system; the vitamin C is more than amazing against colds and it can protect you against colds on the long term! Also the presence of Potassium is important because it brings benefits on your brain by improving its activity, it controls the blood pressure and takes care of your nerves!
Your body’s PH will be in a balance if you drink everyday a glass of lemonade. This dosage will reduce acidity, because the lemons are one of the most alkaline aliments, so once they are metabolized they will not create acidity in your body! It is already known that a glass of plane water with some lemon slices is a huge help in all kind of weight loss diets! It is even recommended to have a glass of plane water with squeezed lemon juice or with some lemon slices, to eliminate toxins found inside your colon! Due to the huge amount of pectin fibers that the lemons have, hunger is stopped, so you will no longer feel like you want to eat something or like you are hungry at all!
You might think that the lemon, being a citric fruit it will cause even more acidity inside your body and this will lead to digestive problems! Actually the lemons will help your digestion out! The lemon juice will clean up your entire digestive system, it will help the liver to produce more gall acid which is so important for the entire digestion! A healthy digestion means less stomach burn and less constipation feeling! Eliminating toxins is extremely important; the lemons will help you out with that by provoking more urine and by having a more frequent urination you will eliminate toxins more and more!
The lemons have so many benefits that they even clean up your breath, they treat teeth pain and diseases like gingivitis. And speaking of breathing, the lemons can treat coughing and lungs infections; they are more than amazing for those people who suffer of asthma or who have allergies. Like it was said before, the lemons are full of vitamin C, which is lost first when you are under deep stress conditions! Buy consuming lemons you will be able to face stress easier, simply because by consuming vitamin C your mood will be improved and your ability to focus and to face tiredness will grow!
Most people who made a habit of consuming daily a lemonade have noticed that the taste for coffee has decreased! So, they no longer need their daily coffee! The lemons were used in facial treatments from the oldest times. Their acid juice will clean up your skin deeply, it will make your skin glow and it will treat acne. The recipe based on the lemon juice is more than recommended to fatty skin types!
As a healthy summer drink, the lemonade is more than recommended
50 years ago, an important doctor has started to recommend the diet based on drinking lemonade. Between its properties, it is worth to mention that the lemonade detoxifies your body (most of all if you do not exercise and if you eat fatty and unhealthy aliments), treat depression, rejuvenate the skin and re-energize the body! And during a heated summer day it cools your body down better than any drink!
If you want to lose weight, the lemonade is more than recommended! It can help you lose 9 kilos in 10 days- which is a lot and that’s why you must be careful what you eat after this diet; you cannot get back to your old habits; you should take everything step by step! In regards to summertime the best way to cool down is with this amazing drink; known and loved from the oldest person to the youngest, the lemonade will always be part of the menu! You will find it everywhere: at the restaurants, at the grocery stores, at parties- no matter where you are going, this drink will not be avoided! And the reason for that is that: It is easy to prepare it!
You can complement the original recipe (water, lemon juice, lemon slices, mint, honey or sugar) with all kind of fruits or vegetables that you like: you can try adding lavender, ginger, oranges, strawberries etc. The taste is amazing and its benefits too. The lemon will always be the first option in regards hydration during summertime. During summer time our body gets more exhausted than it normally is after a day of work. And all this happens thanks to the heat that covers all summer days! The summer is personalized by the heat and this heat is what causes so many noxious effects. That’s why you must be protected and you must do something to stay protected! The classic lemonade is so available everywhere and is so loved by everybody that it will always be in fashion on all beverage menus!
Being exhausted by the heat, you must recover that share of elements that your body loses due to sweating. You lose vitamins, you lose minerals, you lose antioxidants, you lose oligo-elements which when they are on normal rates they make sure that your body works properly! Lots of vitamin C is what keeps the colds away and is what provides energy- the lemonade and the lemon juice has plenty of it; the vitamin B complex is what takes care of your nerves and what makes you calm and treats depression- the lemonade has plenty of it; Magnesium is another thing which is in charge with providing more energy- you get that a lot from a glass of lemonade; and also think at the great fact that a glass of lemonade can replace a cup of coffee in the morning- reducing caffeine has never hurt nobody!
All on the contrary, reducing caffeine has provided only benefits to our body. And why won’t you do that if you know for sure that you can get your energy dosage from a glass of lemonade? If it can be replaced with a natural drink why won’t you do that? Like said before, from a glass of lemonade you get more! Who would think that such beverage will have so many benefits and that as a classic drink it can be so healthy?! Cause when you say lemonade all you think about is a cup of water, lemons squeezed, honey or sugar and mint and you never expect to have so many beneficial properties. You might think: ‘’lemonade? Ok, it simply cools me down in a hot day!’’.
Actually it goes beyond simply cooling down! In fact, most summer drinks are full of vitamins and antioxidants and they can offer you the chance to a healthy lifestyle- which means a healthy diet and healthy beverages! Your lifestyle is defined by a lot of things, but most of all is defined by what you eat and what you drink! Avoid alcohol during summertime and opt for cocktails, but most of all opt for this great classic drink which is amazing for our body! The lemonade has a stabbing taste due to the acidity found inside lemons, but seasoned with honey it will have a natural taste! And mixed with lavender or ginger or oranges is even more tasty.
A cup of lemonade means a cup of health! And not only during summertime, you need vitamin C the whole year and the easiest way to get it is from lemon beverages! Because a summer drink is meant to cool you down but to make you feel good too. To improve your health but to make you feel right! A healthy summer drink is about summer, is about health, is about refreshing and re-energizing, is about fighting tiredness and exhaustion, is about fun and party, is about you feeling good! So, go for it! Refresh your body! Feel good! And cherish such moments!