Lemon Balm and Lime Infused Water

Infused water is a great and refreshing alternative to juices and tea. While infused water has the benefit of being full of flavor, it also has no calories. As a result, infused water can be a powerful tool in your efforts to lose weight and gain better health.

Health Benefits

This particular combination of lemon balm and lime is great in 3 aspects

  1. It contains a good combination of antioxidants, citric acid and vitamin C that help your immune system and increases collagen production for a more youthful skin.
  2. It detox your body by helping the liver to function. The citric acid prevents crystallization of calcium oxalate, which leads to kidney stones.
  3. It helps maintain body pH alkaline by counterbalancing acidic foods such as red meat, dairy and sugar.

Ingredients

1 pitcher of filtered water

1 lime

12 fresh lemon balm leaves

Preparation

Tear with your hands the lemon balm leaves. Cut the lime into slices of equal thickness (about 1/4 inch each). Add the lemon balm and lime to the pitcher and refrigerate. Let it stay for at least one hour.

 

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