Kick-start your summer with this healthy watermelon juice and lemon recipe. It makes a delicious drink with immune-supporting vitamin C and electrolytes for promoting muscle health.
If you’re one of those people who find it hard to fulfill your nutrient quota throughout the day, this drink can help you stay nourished on the go.
It’s as easy as juicing it in just ten minutes for breakfast- no fuss, no mess.
Plus, it’s tasty and excellent for kids. This is a great way to keep them healthy (without having to put in hours of effort).
Read on to find out the benefits of watermelon juice and lemon. Also learn how to make and safely store it for future use.
Is Watermelon Juice & Lemon Healthy?
Yes, this lemon watermelon juice recipe ensures a healthy drink for ample nourishment.
1. Vitamin C
Lemons are an abundant source of vitamin C. The juice of one lemon fruit contains 25% of the vitamin C you need in a day.
That’s a lot more than you’ll get from this drink. But consuming it will add to your daily nutrient intake.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, helps to toughen up your immune system and prevent the occurrence of scurvy. Often termed an ‘old’ disease, scurvy is still relevant and associated with vitamin C deficiency.
Lemon juice has been used for centuries for its ascorbic acid properties. Sailors relied on it to help cure their scurvy symptoms such as bleeding gums and loss of teeth.
Nowadays, it’s rare to experience this deficiency. But it’s best to incorporate vitamin C sources, like lemon juice, to avoid a weak immune system.
Lemon juice is also known for promoting food safety. Studies confirm its ability to inactivate E. coli in food.
Try drizzling some lemon juice on your salad for both a tasty and healthier meal!
This watermelon juice and lemon drink combines two fruits high in antioxidants to give your immune system a tremendous boost.
In addition to vitamin C, watermelon juice contains electrolytes. Electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and calcium help maintain essential functions in your body.
They ensure muscle activity, a regulated heartbeat, and successful hydration. So it can easily pass as a sports and summer drink!
4. Less Sugar
Lastly, look out for large amounts of sugar. Added sugar is acceptable in a healthy diet as long as it’s moderated.
According to USDA guidelines, this recipe contains 1/4 of the added sugar limit, giving you a small amount you can readily burn in under 10 minutes!
How to Make Watermelon Juice & Lemon
Making this lemon watermelon juice is as easy as cake— only healthier. Plus, you won’t need as many ingredients!
Start with some freshly-squeezed lemon juice. Fresh juice makes for a more refreshing drink; bottled juice just won’t cut it.
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Watermelon Juice and Lemon Recipe
Simple and delicious! Wonderful on a hot day.
I absolutely loved it, a delicious and nutritious drink!