When life hands you lemons make lemonade right? Right. Well not in this instance, lets make a wonderful refreshing lemon and mint water.
I have always really loved lemons. I now love them so much more knowing the health benefits of both lemon and mint. I just want to share some of the benefits really quick because frankly it excites me. Im clearly easily excited, but It makes me so happy that such a simple fruit can be so helpful and really help with so many ailments and just be plain great for you.
Lemons– Loaded with vitaman C, antioxidant, helps control blood pressure and body tempatures, reduces stroke risks, controls infection, helps with constipation,can treat kidney stones. Lemons also help strengthen blood vessels, which is crucial to diabetics. Just to name some benefits because I mean the list goes on, and on.
Mint– Soothes stomach and aids in digestion, helps headaches, its essentially a natural recharge for the body, helps with fatige and depression, has cancer healing properties.
Some ways I also drink Lemon is first thing in the morning before coffee or breakfast. I squeeze a a lemon into about 6-8 ounces of warm water, I seriously notice a difference in how i feel. Sometimes, as a diabetic of so many years you feel just exhausted, fatigued and just burnt out. That is exactly how the body is with this disease. Constantly fighting and trying to control sugars, hormones, stress ect. Why not try something natural and full of juicy goodness? I try to be mindful and help this body of mine out ( even though this body doesn’t love to cooperate at times) Even though what i reallllly want is you know a bag of Cheetos, cotton candy and a whole cake.
So below all I used in the water is two lemons, five mint sprigs and water. You can really use as much as you would like. I never have an issue with my sugars with these waters. They seem to help my glucose control, however everyone is different.