It’s true. A picture is worth a thousand words… And a video – even more. In my recent blog post titled ‘Watch This Drink ‘Melt’ Calcium Before Your Eyes' I show a video that exposes cola and demonstrates how badly it can damage your bones.
If you’re like me, every once in a while you crave a little flavor in your drink. But of course, you don’t want to compromise your bone health. So what better time than the middle of this hot, steamy summer to make your own deliciously refreshing bone-healthy drink?
And don't think you'll have to prepare a complicated or costly concoction, because this beverage is one of my favorites and…
It’s a Cinch to Prepare!
All you need is a pitcher (I use glass instead of plastic), distilled water, and three ingredients: lemons, cucumbers, and fresh mint. Before I give you the complete recipe, let’s take a look at the bone health benefits of each ingredient.
As a write in ‘The Incredible, Crunchable Cucumber', these alkalizing treats are also chock-full of silica, which is instrumental in collagen formation, and a good source of magnesium, a Foundation Supplement. Plus it also facilitates calcium assimilation.
Deliciously refreshing, lemons are one of the most alkalizing fruits and also help cleanse your body of toxins. As I write in the Osteoporosis Fresh Start Cleanse, the 7 Day Bone Building Accelerator,
“Thanks to its unique anionic or negative charge, lemon further ionizes distilled water… No less important is its generous organic vitamin C content, as well as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and potassium. Ascorbic acid, another name for Vitamin C, is a potent free radical scavenger which functions as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent in the body. Additionally, it supports and raises glutathione levels and activity. Glutathione is also an important antioxidant that, among other functions, helps the liver filter toxins.”
So it’s not surprising that in the Osteoporosis Reversal Program I recommend using a few drops of lemon juice in your water.
This aromatic herb – one of my favorites – promotes good digestion and adds a pleasant taste to just about everything.
Here’s The Recipe
6 thinly sliced cucumber slices
4 thick lemon slices
4 large or 6 small fresh mint leaves
For a little variety, you can also use carbonated water.
Refrigerate for a few hours, and enjoy!