Anti-oxidant & Detox Lemonade

PITCHERLemonade
35 oz water
7 Lemons
7 Oz Sweetener (Maple Syrup, Honey, etc)
Optional:  Ice Cubes

SINGLE SERVE
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
Juice of one fresh lemon
6-8 oz water
Optional:  Ice Cubes

DIRECTIONS
Juice the lemon into a glass
Add Sweetener and Water, then stir
Optional:  Add Ice

Lemons are incredibly healing.  They are alkalizing, and have strong strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers.  They also have anti-oxidant powers and contain large amounts of vitamin C (nearly half the daily recommended dosage).  Lemons also assist in healing and cleansing the liver and, did you know that lemons lower blood sugar?  It’s true!

Back when I had metabolic syndrome, when my blood sugars would go higher than I wanted, I would drink fresh squeezed lemon juice in water to bring it back under control.  I know it works because I tested my blood sugar levels before and after.  Neat stuff!  Hippocrates said, “Let thy food be thy medicine and they medicine be thy food”… there is something to that statement.  After all, Hippocrates was was a pretty smart dude.

An excerpt from an excellent  source, whfoods.com:

“Vitamin C travels through the body neutralizing any free radicals with which it comes into contact in the aqueous environments in the body both inside and outside cells. Free radicals can interact with the healthy cells of the body, damaging them and their membranes, and also cause a lot of inflammation, or painful swelling, in the body. This is one of the reasons that vitamin C has been shown to be helpful for reducing some of the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Since free radicals can damage blood vessels and can change cholesterol to make it more likely to build up in artery walls, vitamin C can be helpful for preventing the development and progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.

Vitamin C is also vital to the function of a strong immune system. The immune system’s main goal is to protect you from illness, so a little extra vitamin C may be useful in conditions like colds, flus, and recurrent ear infections.

Owing to the multitude of vitamin C’s health benefits, it is not surprising that research has shown that consumption of vegetables and fruits high in this nutrient is associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer.”
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KICK-START YOUR DIGESTIVE PROCESS FOR THE DAY
For the next three weeks, and on an empty stomach, try drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in a warm (not hot) glass of water with a little bit of honey first thing in the morning to kickstart the digestion process for the day.  and see what it does for your digestion.  Let me know how it works for you!  Read more here about the benefits of drinking warm water.  Everyone is different, so test out quantities for yourself.  For me personally, I drink about a quart of fluid in the morning, minimum.  Most days I drink more than that.  It seems the more fluid I take in the morning, the better my digestion.
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Read more here about how healing it is!

In Love & Gratitude,

Jodi <3

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4 comments

  1. Interesting that this is showing up. I’m doing it!! 😀 Thanks!

  2. angela says:

    I can do this!!!!!!!!!!!! GAME ON SISTA! I just ordered a Nutrabullet and am going to start juicin’ it up as soon as that baby arrives in my mailbox! You have inspired me and Damen too!! I’ve got him doing Yoga girl!! Mwah!! Miss you!!

    • Jodi says:

      Fantastic! Let me know how it works for you, girl! Wait, what! We need to talk! You’ve gotta fill me in on all the gooey details… I didn’t know you were dating! That’s sooo COOL that you’re doing yoga together! I used to have a boyfriend that did yoga with me.. loved that about him… he’s such an amazing person. It was so fulfilling to do yoga together and things like that. Things that are the foundation to a great relationship! So happy for you!!

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