Lemon & Mint Infused Water

I just returned from the Middle East and I wanted to keep up the habit of mixing mint and lemon in my drinks. I had some beautiful lemons and mint growing in my patio garden. It is so refreshing and healthy, so I wanted to share some of the health benefits with you

Lemon

  • Vit C boosts immunity
  • Potassium -helps with heart, brain and nerve conduction
  • Detox- flushes toxins from digestive tract, liver and blood
  • Pectin Fiber to reduce hunger
  • Removes uric acid from joints to decrease inflammation
  • Decreases anxiety and depression- by ingesting as well as smelling lemon

Mint

  • Primarily contains the essential oil menthol
    •    Relieves allergy, congestion and respiratory symptoms
    •    Increases alertness and memory
    •    Aids in digestion and helps to balance cholesterol
  • Also small amounts of fiber, Vit C, magnesium
  • Serves as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory due to Rosmarinic acid
  • Natural anti-microbial and breath freshener

 

 

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