Here’s how and why to make summer’s best keto drink.
Delicious Add-ins: Try adding 1-2 teaspoons fresh chopped ginger, 1/4 cup mint leaves, 1/4 cup basil leaves, or 1 cup cucumber slices before blending. Delish!
Nutrition info: 35 calories, 3.5 grams fat, 0 grams net carbs, (3 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber), 0 grams protein
We’re not just making Keto Zone® Frozen Whipped Lemonade for our health. Or, maybe we are.
This delicious drink has so many benefits! It will cool you down, offer a fantastic variation to your favorite summer drink, serve as a Keto Zone® fat bomb, and flood your body with the amazing nutrients of lemons.
Here are 10 ways lemons nourish your body.
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 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 unhealthy overgrowth in cells.
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:
Keto Zone® Frozen Whipped Lemonade is the perfect drink for summer. It’s also incredibly nourishing to your body with lemon juice, healthy fats, and water. You likely already have every ingredient needed, so whip up a pitcher today!