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Fresh and rich in antioxidants, these are the benefits of lemon and lime infused water

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Infused water drink fresh lemon and lime during the day Besides being rich in minerals, infused water lemons and limes also contain antioxidants and vitamins. It’s a benefit Infused water lemon and lime for the health of your body.

Lemon and lime are fruits that are rich in vitamin C. Because of their content, limes and lemons are a source of antioxidants that are beneficial to the body.

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Antioxidants can be understood as substances that can prevent or slow down cell damage caused by free radicals.

As is well known, if free radicals cannot be handled by the body, they can trigger various chronic diseases.

Launch Kompas.com (1/2/2020), Head of the Nutrition Unit of JIH Hospital Solo, Himaa Aliya, S.Gz, revealed that someone who wants to increase the body’s immune system should regularly consume food sources of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are also beneficial for the body to prevent unstable molecules produced by the body in reaction to environmental stress and other factors.

“Consumption of food sources of antioxidants can increase immunity. If immunity improves, then many diseases can be warded off by the body, “explained Himaa.

Recipe infused water lemon and lime

Launching the Fruit Benefits Book (2018) by Dayat Suryana, lemon and lime are fruit with many nutrients that are beneficial to health.

One of the many nutrients contained in these two fruits is none other than vitamin C. In a scientific paper published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in 2005, it was explained that vitamin C is inversely proportional to body mass.

The researchers showed that adequate intake of vitamin C can help the body trigger a series of chemical reactions that break down body fat and are useful as energy.

In the book Fruit Juice & Infused Water: Effective for Disease, Ageless and Slim (2014) by Ayu Bulan Febry KD, S.KM, lemon and lime juice can be consumed by making it infused water.

As a result, infused water which is made with a mixture of the two fruits into a drink source of vitamin C which can increase the body’s defense system, including being able to expel colds.

Here are some ingredients that are needed at least to make infused water limes and lemons:

  • Two lemons
  • Two limes
  • One teaspoon of honey
  • One liter of water

After all the ingredients have been prepared, follow the manufacturing steps below:

Wash lemons and limes under running water until clean. If necessary, use a special antiseptic for washing fruits and vegetables. Without peeling the skin, thinly slice 10 pieces of lemon and lime. Pour plain water into a glass bottle or plastic bottle with a lid.

Enter the honey and mix well. Put the lemon and lime wedges in the bottle, tightly close the bottle and place it in the refrigerator. After 1 hour in the refrigerator.

You can drink infused water lime and lemon it If the water in the bottle is left ¼, can be refilled with water, and put it back in the refrigerator you can do this several times.
Storage time in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. If it’s been more than 24 hours, you should replace it with a new one.

The fruit can be eaten, provided that it is fresh Infused water This can be drunk in the morning, afternoon, evening, or evening, because it contains acids, consumption infused water lemon and lime should not be done by those who have ulcers.

If you want to consume it, it’s good for people with ulcer disease to eat first. Meanwhile, for those who want infused water This is more flavorful, aromatic and nutritious, you can also squeeze the lemon and lime first before putting it in the bottle. (Irawan Sapto Adhi)

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This article was published on Kompas.com with the title “Recipe for Lemon and Lime Infused Water to Boost Immunity”,