In the summer, you want to refresh yourself with cool lemonade. But we don’t always think about the benefits of such a drink. Purchased lemonades can only harm our body. A huge amount of refined sugar negatively affects the lymphatic system and all organs in general
Not to mention the artificial colors and flavors in store-bought lemonades. Doubtful pleasure, right? Therefore, the best solution is to make homemade lemonade! So you will definitely be sure of all the ingredients and their benefits. Lemon helps to balance the water-salt balance and also stimulates the process of losing weight. The fruit is rich in vitamin C, which is essential for the formation of collagen, so lemon is the key to healthy and radiant skin. It also has therapeutic properties – it helps the immune system to fight most infections. Citrus fruit is useful for people with heart problems due to its high potassium content. Potassium also nourishes the brain and nerve cells. Lemon has a positive effect on the digestion process, since the acids in it resemble gastric juice. Lemon will reduce pain and inflammation in the joints by dissolving uric acid. Due to the huge amount of such useful substances as vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, pectin fiber is simply irreplaceable! It removes toxins and toxins from the liver, has antiseptic properties.
Lemon normalizes the pH level in the body. For heartburn, this fruit will also be useful, it will help relieve pain and discomfort. Carrots contain beta-carotene, which improves lung function. Once in the human body, carotene turns into vitamin A. Among the healing properties of carrots, one of the most important is the strengthening of the retina. People suffering from myopia, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, night blindness and fatigue simply need to include the root vegetable in their diet. Carrots are essential for maintaining healthy skin and mucous membranes. It is recommended for hypo- and vitamin A deficiency, diseases of the liver, cardiovascular system, kidneys, stomach, anemia, polyarthritis, disorders of mineral metabolism.
Carrot lemonade recipe
Ingredients (for 1 liter of lemonade):
1 large or two small lemons, peeled and chopped (make sure you remove the white portion)
4 carrots, peeled and chopped (about 150 grams)
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5cm slice of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
4 cups of filtered water
1/4 – 1/3 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
In a blender, whisk the sliced lemon, carrot, ginger and water. Strain the lemonade. Add sweetener to taste. Mix well. Serve over ice. Enjoy!
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