Lemonade can be a lifesaver in dehydrating heat of summer. But what about adding a twist to this classic lemonade? The sweet, lightly acidic flavor of peach, when mixed with the sour flavor of lemon, tastes like heaven. Some of the sweetest variety of peach includes Red Haven, Contender, Honey Babe, Madison, Red Baron, Coconut Ice peach, and much more. Apart from its taste, the drink contains essential nutrients like Vitamin K, Vitamin A, vitamin D, and a tremendous amount of Vitamin C (one lemon provides about 31 mg of vitamin C, which is 51% of the reference daily intake (RDI)), Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, fiber, Carotene-ß, Crypto-xanthin-ß, calcium and much more.
As this magic potion contains a lot of nutrients that can prove to be a boon for the human body, consuming it daily can help in dealing with serious health-related issues such as bone diseases, dental problems, skin diseases, hair fall, digestion-related issues, heart-related diseases, cancer, allergies related to the immune system, low immunity and whatnot.
As peach lemonade has a lot of qualities that can benefit the human body in many ways, one should consume peach lemonade every day on an empty stomach. Here are the four elaborated benefits that you need to know:
Promotes heart health
Heart diseases are one of the major causes of death around the globe. It is very important to stay fit and consume food items that promote heart health. Peach lemonade can be added without any second thought to this list of food items that benefit heart health. Lemon being rich in vitamin C and containing essential oils, plays an important role in decreasing blood cholesterol levels and protecting LDL (bad) cholesterol particles from the harmful attack of free radicals. Peach, on the other hand, contains fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and iron, and potassium which helps in preventing the formation of blood clots and anemia. This leads to regulated blood pressure and eventually leads to protection of the heart from many diseases such as stroke and much more.
Helps in aiding digestion
It is very important to have healthy digestion. Improper digestion may lead to discomfort, which can cause difficulties in day-to-day life. There are many problems that can cause disrupted digestion, for example, bacteria in food, infection, stress, certain medications, and much more, which may further lead to serious diseases such as colitis, Crohn’s disease, and much more. Peach lemonade can help in aiding digestion as nutrients present in lemon help in loosening up trapped toxins and promoting the production of gastric acid. Peach contains fiber which helps in terminating constipation and promotes and produces short-chain fatty acids, which further help in reducing inflammation and eventually benefit the digestive system.
Helps in fighting against cancer
Abnormal cell growth leads to cancer. It is very important to adopt a healthy lifestyle and eat food items that terminate or slower downs the growth of cancerous cells. This nutrient-packed elixir can help in fighting against cancer. Lemon contains antioxidants like Vitamin C, which helps in terminating the harmful effect of free radicals and balancing acid levels that promote the growth of cancer-causing cells. Peach contains nutrients like carotenoids, caffeic acid, polyphenols, etc, which inhibit anti-cancer properties and help in killing and spreading many types of cancerous cells such as breast cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and much more.
Helps in curing skin-related diseases
A blemish and acne-free skin is a dream of many. Yet to achieve this dream requires a lot of care and dedication. What can be better than having a natural remedy that can easily make this dream come true? Peach lemonade can help in getting smooth, healthy, and glamorous skin with minimal effort. Lemon contains antioxidants like vitamin C and citric acid, which act like a natural detoxifier and helps in flushing out toxins from the body. Peaches are rich in proteins, anti-oxidants such as vitamin C, chlorogenic acid, and much more, which help in regenerate the damaged tissues of the skin. Also, anti-oxidants present in lemon and peach help in removing blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging from the skin, which eventually provides gorgeous skin.
How to make peach lemonade?
Even a person who has never cooked before can make this lemonade easily as there is no rocket science involved in making of this amazing lemonade. Just fetch some peaches from a nearby store, and we are all set!
1 cup of roughly chopped peaches
2 cups water
1.5 cup sugar
Half cup of fresh lemon juice
Ice as per requirement
In a pan, add 1 cup filled with water, 1 cup roughly chopped peaches, and 1.5 cup sugar, and let it boil for a minute. Then reduce the heat, put the lid on and let it simmer until peaches are tender. Once the peaches are properly tender, remove the pan from the heat. Let it cool, then strain the mixture by discarding peach skins.
Now, in a container, add and combine the peach mixture, lemon juice, and remaining water. Add lemon slices and mint (to enhance the flavor), and garnish with some thinly sliced peach. Add ice if required.
And bon appétit!