Keto Zone is anything but boring. While other weight loss plan are often boring and restrictive, there are so many delicious, inspiring options on Keto Zone. Even a keto lemon-lime slushie. Great flavor. Almost no carbs.
And what’s more, it’s ultra-nourishing.
Here’s how to make it today, and what it will do in your body.
Lemons and limes contain powerful nutrients, packed in a low-carb, low-calorie fruit. In fact, the juice from ½ lemon or lime contains 6 calories or less, and 2 grams carbohydrates or less (1). It’s a low-carb package, but the nutrient abound. They include small amounts of vitamin C, thiamin, folate, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, and copper.
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).
Vitamin C enhances the proliferation of B- and T- immune cells via gene regulation. When vitamin C is deficient, the cells display impaired immunity and higher susceptibility to infections. When infection occurs, vitamin C levels drop as it’s used to fight them, and then requires higher consumption rates to continue to be effective (9).
Both lemons and limes provide vitamin C.
The benefits of limes and lemons extend to blood sugars. Limes have been found to reduce blood sugar levels after a meal, and improve overall HgbA1C according to this study of 70 patients with diabetes (3). Improved blood sugars, in turn, can promote fat loss as cells become more sensitive to insulin.
What’s more, since adding lemons and limes to water can help you drink more, you can take advantage of adequate hydration for weight loss!
The vitamin C in limes and lemons goes beyond the immune system; it can benefit the heart as well. In fact, one study showed that increases in fruit and vegetable intake, especially high-vitamin-C options, reduced heart disease by 4 percent (4). Other studies have shown reduced blood pressure with increased intake of lemons (5).
Vitamin C can also reduce chronic inflammation to fight the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and more. A study from Oregon State University found that vitamin C reduced inflammation (6) while another has shown limes reduce kidney cell stress and inflammation (7).
Another benefit of lemon and lime antioxidants? They may fight cancer cells.
Citrus fruits are good for the fight against cancer. For example, a 2015 study showed a possible link between increased citrus fruit consumption and a diminished risk of esophageal cancer (12). Another 2018 meta-analysis of this study and others stated, “This meta-analysis indicates that intakes of citrus fruit significantly reduce the risk of esophageal cancer (ESCC)… Further studies about constituents in citrus fruit and its mechanism are warranted (13).”
Lemon and lime juice is a great anti-aging drink option, and can actually improve skin health. Again, it’s the antioxidants fighting the free radicals. One lime has 25-32% of your RDA for vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant.
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 (14).
In fact, studies have shown that those who suffer from severe acne often have a high level of oxidative stress in the body (15).
We’ve added even more nutrition with the option of fermented greens and green tea with Fermented Green Supremefood, or berries with Red Supremefood (includes cranberries, blueberries, and raspberries). They also contain prebiotics and probiotics blends of L. rhamnosus, L. casei, B. longum, and L. acidophilus.
Or, add Instant Ketones to help you get in, or stay in, the Keto Zone while enjoying amazing energy and mental focus.
You don’t have to miss out on all the best foods and drinks of summer while you’re in the Keto Zone. Try our Keto Lemon Lime Slushie today, a perfect drink for summer that will nourish your body from your skin to your heart.