Add a couple scoops of frozen berries, a fresh lemon slice and a squeeze of the juice to your purified tap water for a refreshing and antioxidant-filled drink. How easy is that!
I am not a big water drinker; now I can't wait to fill my cup up again and again. So not only am I getting the benefits of the water, but lemons and berries are both high in antioxidants.
A little about antioxidants:
What are the benefits of antioxidants to our health:
- better resistance to colds and flu
- softer, younger-looking skin
- relief from allergies
- weight loss
- increased energy
- relief from asthma
- improved circulation
- reduced high blood pressure
- improved digestion
- relief from arthritis
- help in controlling diabetes
- improved sleep
- relief from menstrual symptoms
- better memory, concentration
Make sure you use organic berries and lemons because studies have shown that they contain up to 40% more antioxidants than conventionally grown food.
Using frozen berries is also a great technique for Summer Sangria's (I'll share this recipe in a later blog) to keep them cool without watering them down.