Nothing says summer like lemonade.
But did you know that Keto Zone Lemonade goes far beyond delicious taste and refreshment?
Lemons, and lemon juice, are nutrition powerhouses.
They benefit your health from your skin to your heart to your immune system and more.
Here are 12 Benefits of Lemons and Keto Zone Lemonade.
Mix first 3 ingredients together. Add lemon slices. Pour over ice.
Nutrition Information, per 8 oz.: 7 calories, 0 gm fat, 1.5 gm net carbs, 0 gm protein
Arnold Palmer Option: Mix Keto Zone Lemonade with Keto Zone Sweet Tea for a delicious Arnold Palmer!
More Options: Add rosemary sprigs, cucumber slices, mint leaves, basil, ginger, or cayenne pepper for more flavors and health benefits.
Lemons contain powerful nutrients, packed in a low-carb, low-calorie fruit. In fact, the juice from ½ lemon contains just (1):
In this low-carb package, you’ll also receive a small amount of thiamin, folate, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, and copper.
Together, these nutrients provide the many benefits of lemons benefits listed below.
Let’s start with Vitamin C. This water-soluble vitamin has been linked to immune health, and a reduction in inflammation and oxidative stress.
In fact, one review showed that adequate vitamin C could reduce the duration of common colds and respiratory infections (2).
It may also reduce and/or prevent malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia.
Lemons contain powerful citric acid.
This acid can increase urine volume and help prevent kidney stones.
In one study, 11 kidney stone sufferers drank lemonade for 4 years and experience an almost 90% reduction in kidney stone formation (3) (4).
In another study, lemon juice was shown to decrease the calcium in urine, indicating a reduced risk of stone formation (5).
A lemon’s antioxidants neutralize harmful free radicals that are in the body due to environmental toxins, food toxins, and natural biochemical reactions.
What’s more, antioxidants can help reduce plaques in arteries by preventing the oxidation of cholesterol.
Vitamin C in lemons goes beyond the immune system and can benefit the heart as well.
One study showed that increases in fruit and vegetable intake, especially high-vitamin-C options, reduced heart disease by 4 percent (6).
Other studies have shown reduced blood pressure with increased intake of lemons (7).
Another benefit of lemon antioxidants?
They can fight cancer cells.
In lab studies, lemon extract has killed breast cancer cells. In other studies, lemon juice has stopped the growth of other types of cancer cells (8) (9).
It’s hypothesized that lemons’ compound hesperidin and d-limonene have anti-cancer properties. (10, 11).
Lemon juice is a great anti-aging drink option, and can actually improve skin health.
Again, it’s the antioxidants fighting the free radicals.
Free radical build-up can contribute to aging skin, which results in wrinkles age spots, dryness, and loss of elasticity. Antioxidants, from the outside in, and inside out, may improve this condition (12).
In fact, studies have shown that those who suffer from severe acne often have a high level of oxidative stress in the body (13).
If you suffer from nausea, whether from a physical condition, medications or otherwise, lemons can help.
Amazingly, both the smell and taste of lemons can provide relief. Try cutting a lemon and smelling it when a wave of nausea comes on, placing lemon slices in simmering water to infiltrate a room with the scent of lemon, or drinking Fresh Keto Zone Lemonade.
Lemons contain anti-bacterial compounds that can reduce putrefactive bacteria in both the intestines and the mouth. This can reduce bad breath and gastrointestinal distress.
What’s more, the citric acid in lemons can help bust up mucus. Many people suffer from mucus production that clogs their throats. Drinking Keto Zone Lemonade can help.
There’s more benefits of lemons and vitamin C.
Vitamin C from lemons also:
If you thought that lemons were a common, boring, sour fruit, you may want to think again. Lemons offer a plethora of health benefits, and you can enjoy them each day with Keto Zone Lemonade.
I’ve been drinking a daily morning cocktail of protein powder, water, and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar; the ACV is said to speed up metabolism for energy. I heard Dr. Colbert when he was interviewed by K. Copeland, say that acidic foods are cancer causing, and we should be drinking alkaline water and consume other things that make our body a neutral ph. I’ve been questioning ever since, my morning cocktail with ACV in it, and now here’s this great recipe for lemonade. I don’t know what to think.
Apple Cider Veniger Apple cider vinegar can help with blood sugar control & aids in weight loss.But you should not have a lot of it.I hope this helps!
Hi, Elizabeth ! Lemons taste acid but they metabolize as ALKALINE !! This is something often misunderstood. Blessings .