While blueberry juice is a common beverage, some other crazy versions of blueberry are worth trying. One such version is a blueberry lemonade. Have you ever tried it? If not, you must go for it once. The taste and aroma will make you fall in love with the zesty drink. Blueberry gives a colorful twist to the traditional lemonade with additional benefits and flavors.
Blueberry lemonade is deeply healing and very delicious with the combination of the most healing ingredients – blueberry, fresh lemon juice, and honey. Since it is delicious and quite pleasing to the eyes, this drink can be served at family and social gatherings too.
Blueberries are full of health benefits and are also considered a superfood. They are an excellent source of minerals, vitamins, beneficial health compounds, and antioxidants. They contain vitamin C, vitamin K, protein, sugar, fiber, iron, carbohydrates, sodium, manganese, calories, and fat. But you need not worry about the calories and fats, as natural calories are not bad for the body. Blueberries have the ability to prevent constipation in the body, thus maintaining a healthy digestive tract. They also support skin and prevent the damage done by pollution, sun, and smoke. Blueberries make the bones and joints more efficient and also support heart health.
After checking out the benefits of blueberries, let us find out 5 reasons to try blueberry lemonade.
Works on the central nervous system
Blueberry lemonade is very beneficial for the brain and the complete nervous system of the body. It improves brain functioning and enhances memory and concentration power. Blueberries are known as superfoods for a reason. When blueberry juice is added to the lemon juice to add flavor and unique taste, it blends a lot of health benefits into the lemonade. If blueberry lemonade is consumed regularly, it can prevent age-related memory loss and also enhance the focus of the brain.
Flush toxins out of the liver
Not only blueberries but also strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries all are good for the liver. So, a blueberry lemonade can prevent liver damage and stop damaged liver cells from releasing enzymes into the bloodstream. It flushes out harmful toxins naturally from the entire digestive system and prevents fatty liver.
Removes toxic heavy metals from the brain
Heavy metal detoxification from the brain is very essential. If ignored, it can hamper the proper functioning of the brain. A glass of blueberry lemonade is effective in counteracting the effects of heavy metal poisoning. Since it has antioxidant properties, it helps the body mop up the free radicals produced when the body encounters heavy metals.
Blueberry lemonade is packed with antioxidants and Phyto-flavinoids that assist in lowering the risk of heart diseases and cancer. They scavenge free radicals from the body cells and prevent or reduce the damage caused by oxidation, thus called antioxidants. These are mostly found in plant cells and hence are contained in the majority of fruits and vegetables as they all are derived from plants. They are considered to be essential for the body as they fight free radicals in the body.
Helpful in thyroid
Blueberry lemonade support thyroid health because they’re full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and selenium. People with thyroid-related problems can regularize the consumption of blueberry juice or blueberry lemonade for better results. Blueberries can also be added to snacks and salads.
How to prepare blueberry lemonade?
Before starting the procedure, you need to gather some ingredients – wild blueberries, fresh lemon juice (fresh lemon juice is better than packed one as it is free from preservatives and chemicals), raw honey (or maple syrup), water, ice, and some blueberries and lemon slices for serving. Prepare the juice of wild blueberries. Then, take a jar and squeeze the fresh lemons into it. Add the raw honey or maple syrup to it, as per your choice. Then pour the blueberry juice and stir it well. It’s time to add the water and ice, as required. Serve it in a glass with fresh blueberries and lemon slices. It tastes best when it is chilled. So, you can keep it in freeze for 2-3 hours before serving.
Try out the zesty drink, a blueberry lemonade, when you crave something unique and try out this crazy combination.