Natural Choice Summertime screams for lemonade. But I’m not talking those bottled ones with high fructose syrup and lemon “flavor.” Nothing is better than fresh lemonade. Lemons are an excellent source of Vitamin C a potent anti-oxidant and immune booster. Although we think of lemons as acidic, the juice of a lemon is actually alkaline. If taken in the morning on an empty stomach diluted with water, lemon juice is known to improve liver function and has been used to help eliminate kidney stones, and can relieve constipation very quickly.
Lemon Juice mixed with water helps relieve colds, coughs, and sore throats. If you have dry mouth, sipping unsweetened diluted lemon juice can stimulate saliva flow.
Juice several lemons and pour the juice in ice trays, then pop out the lemon cubes and store in a zip lock for later use. I like to put 2 lemon cubes in a glass of water and let it dissolve, and then I stir in a TBS or so of Xylitol and drink this amazing home made lemonade. Find Xylitol at http://www.myhealthysugar.com
It is not going to look as yellow as the store bought version, but who needs that nasty yellow dyes anyway. It’s a great way to get this in your diet and it’s extremely low in calories, a ¼ cup has 15 calories.