Drinking lemon water is great for the whole body. Did you know that the most alkaline-forming food you can eat is a lemon? Here is a simple way to get some quick alkalizing going into your body with this refreshing drink. It is best to drink it after you have had your 2 – 3 cups of water in the morning.
Lemon juice has great digestive qualities so many people find that symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are often relieved. Also, lemons help to cleanse the body of toxins. Learn more about the 16 Health Benefits of Lemon – the Alkaline Powerfood
Fresh lemons are very high in Vitamin C and dietary fiber. They also have Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Iron and Magnesium and is they are low in calories.
The stevia that I use in this lemon water recipe also has many health benefits. Read more about them here and find out which one I use in all of my recipes: The Sweet Benefits of Stevia
To find out more about alkalizing the body click here: Balance the Body with Acid/Alkaline Balance.
Lemon Water - Sugar Free Lemonade
- 1 Lemon
- 2-4 cups Water
- Stevia to taste
- fresh mint leaves optional
- Wash the lemon well
- Cut the lemon in half, horizontally.
- Squeeze each half of a lemon and pour the juice into a small pitcher.
- Add to 2 – 4 cups of water to the pitcher depending on how strong you like your lemonade.
- The lemon juice can easily be diluted with more water according to taste.
- Add a few drops of stevia to taste. Stir the stevia into the juice and water mixture.
- Serve lemon water in a tall glass with a few sprigs of fresh mint.
“The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc.; rickets and tuberculosis. In pregnancy, it will help to build bone in the child.” – Back to Eden, Mr. Kloss
How many lemons should you consume:
- For a weight of fewer than 150 pounds, 1 whole lemon a day.
- For a weight of over 150 pounds, 2 whole lemons a day.
Use the Best Water to Make Your Lemon Water
When you are making your lemon water make sure you are not filling your body with chemicals from unclean water. I know that it was making me ill a long time ago when I used to drink regular water and I have always drank filtered water since. As it can be expensive to always have to buy water I decided to purchase a filtration system to filter my water at home. It is an upfront cost but it has saved me lot’s over the years. Here is the water filter that I am currently using and I am very happy with it. The only way to remove fluoride from your water is to use a reverse osmosis system and some systems are better than others. When I did my research this is the one I decided on.
APEC Water System, 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System
Now that you have enjoyed your lemon water, here are more recipes for you to check out.
More Healthy Beverages For You
Sparkling Cucumber Lemon Water Is So Good – Sparkling lemon water is good for any time as it is alkalizing and healthy. Also, it is a wonderful, refreshing summer drink for hot days. What I really like about the drink is how very easy it is to make.
Pomegranate Juice Made in a Blender – I love pomegranate juice and decided to make it in a blender rather than a juicer for two reasons. This is because it is easier but mostly because when the seeds are totally broken down they add bitterness to the juice. This is avoided when you do it in a blender. You will see how that works when you follow the recipe.
Wild Blueberry Juice Is Good For You and Easy To Make – This wild blueberry juice is very refreshing using frozen wild blueberries, stevia, and water and of course, it’s delicious. So you can easily make this juice in less than 5 minutes. How simple is that? The other very good news is that you do not need a juicer, you can make it in a blender. I make most of my fruit juices in a blender and it is easier to make. Also, much less clean up to do as a juicer is a big thing to clean.
Healthy Homemade Grapefruit Juice – The best grapefruit juice is homemade grapefruit juice. Store-bought grapefruit juice with sugar and added preservatives are not healthy.
Sweet Grape Juice Freshly Made in a Blender – Grape juice can easily be made at home in a blender. Try this fresh version and you’ll never go back to drinking grape juice bought in a jar from the supermarket.
Watermelon Juice Is Delicious On a Hot Day – Watermelon juice is so delicious on a hot summer day. This is a very simple juice to make. It is much healthier for you than a soft drink.
More Delicious Lemon Recipes for you to Try
Raspberry Lemon Vinaigrette: This dressing is called a `vinaigrette’ but I don’t tend to use vinegar since most vinegar is acid-forming and I try to keep my diet as alkaline as possible by avoiding acidic foods. I use lemon juice instead which is healthier and very alkaline-forming. This is a great summer salad dressing to make.
Light Herb Lemon Olive Oil Salad Dressing: It’s way easier to make this dressing than to say it. It is Sugar-free and low in calories. This lemon olive oil salad dressing is a base recipe that you can make up different each time with a variety of herbs. Have to admit though that I almost never put any herbs in the dressing. I love the fresh vegetables as they are with the simple olive oil and lemon juice dressing. If I want herbs I prefer fresh herbs in my salad. What makes this light is the addition of water which also makes it more alkalizing.
Avocado Vegetable Dip: A healthy party dip that is chemical-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free…and very delicious. Most of the party dips that I find at parties are full of unhealthy ingredients. What I like about this raw avocado dip is that it is full of vegetables; adding the celery makes it crunchy and not so rich as well as healthier for you. It is low in sodium, monounsaturated fat and a good source of lutein, an antioxidant that may protect vision. Best of all it is fresh and tasty. I also enjoy this mixture on some of my mixed green salads.
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