5 lemonades that subdue your appetite for sweets
Sweet cravings are the greatest enemy of your figure, but also of your health? There are a few tricks that can help you “fool” your body and subdue the appetite for sweets.
Some lemonades, for example, have the effect of blurring unhealthy lusts so you can speculate on this. Since the temperatures in the thermometers are steadily increasing, a refreshing lemonade is exactly what you need on a hot day.
Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and potassium, but also have other beneficial effects such as: stimulating bile production, improving digestion, reducing blood pressure and inflammation in the body, and boasting beneficial effects on heart health.
A glass of lemonade in a restaurant contains more than 7 teaspoons of sugar. Excess sugar is associated with a lot of conditions such as diabetes, obesity and cancer. If you want to benefit from all the properties that lemons have, do not think of a lemonade from vendors, as it contains large amounts of sugar, artificial sweeteners and flavour enhancers.
It is best to prepare it on your own, at home, a refreshing lemonade only from natural ingredients.
Lemonades that subdue a sweet tooth
2 cups of water
Lemon juice from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon of stevia extract in the form of granules
1 slice of lemon to serve
Some crushed mint leaves
Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher, leave the lemonade in the refrigerator for about 1 hour and then serve it with ice cubes.
Lemonade with chia seeds
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/8 cup stevia extract
1/8 cup chia seeds
5 cups of water
Put the ingredients in a pitcher and mix thoroughly until the stevia extract dissolves. Put the carafe in the refrigerator and let it cool for about 15 minutes, take it out and mix it again. Serve it or leave it to stay cold until you consume it.
Lemonade with lavender
3 cups of water
½ cup of Lakanto sugar
¾ cup of lemon juice (you need 3 big lemons)
1 tablespoon of dried lavender flowers
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
Boil a cup of water along with Lakanto sugar. Take the kettle from the fire, pour the water in a pitcher, add the lavender flowers and the rest of the water, cover the pitcher and leave it in the refrigerator for about 2-3 hours. Then remove the lemonade from the refrigerator, add the vanilla essence and serve with ice.
Lemonade with turmeric and ginger
2 cups of water
½ cup of lemon juice
½ teaspoon of ginger powder
½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
Mix the ingredients well in a pitcher. Sweeten with stevia extract, to taste. Leave the lemonade in the fridge for at least an hour to cool and serve with ice cubes.
Lemonade with strawberries
2 litres of water
8 lemons, squeezed
½ teaspoon of stevia extract in liquid form
250 g of sliced strawberries (about 2 cups)
In a large pitcher, mix all the ingredients. Add ice and serve.