Drinking a lemon, garlic, and ginger beverage can have very positive health effects on our body. These three super healthy foods have many benefits.
Garlic– There have been numerous cites, dating back to ancient history, that demonstrated the use of garlic for medicinal purposes. Several studies have shown that garlic reduces the bad (LDL) cholesterol levels. The jury is still out as to whether garlic really prevents heart disease.
Lemon– Did you ever notice that lemon peels are oily? The essential oil extracted from the lemon peel is composed of d-limonene, an antioxidant agent. d-limonene is a lipid lowering agent, which can help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Ginger– has blood thinner properties that can help maintain a healthy heart by reducing blood clots and reduce cholesterol levels, according to a report published by the University of Maryland. Ginger activates an enzyme which has shown to lower cholesterol levels.
Combination these three pungent, and potent foods with water creates a healthy drink that can lower cholesterol levels. Don’t worry the garlic. Combining lemon and water neutralizes the smell of garlic.
- 4 lemons with peel, preferably organic.
- 4 large garlic heads
- 1 small piece of ginger root approximately 1 1/4- 1 1/2 inches)
- 2 quarts of filtered water
- Wash the lemons and cut into pieces.
- Peel the garlic.
- Peel the ginger.
- Add lemons, ginger, and garlic in a blender. Blend mixture.
- Combine mixture with 2 quarts of of water and heat, stir frequently.
- Turn off the heat before the mixture boils, set aside and let it cool down.
- Strain mixture through a medium strainer and fill the liquid in glass bottle(s.)
- Shake bottle before drinking
- Drink one glass (4 ozs.) per day before your main meal. Drink at least 2 hours before a meal or on an empty stomach.
- Continue this routine for 3 weeks, then stop for 8 days. Repeat for a second period, taking 3 weeks on, 8 days off.
Note: Fresh garlic may increase bleeding, so it is not recommended to anyone who is taking a blood thinner medication or who has a bleeding disorder or other medications that may have an adverse effect.
This information is intended for educational purposes only. Consult with your doctor before starting this regime.