Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wonderful Summer Lemonade

Sugar Woes
Sugary sodas are unhealthful for many reasons: They raise blood glucose in people with diabetes, and they can lead to heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, nearly one in three Americans still drink at least one sugar-sweetened beverage (not including 100 percent fruit juice) per day, according to a nationwide survey of 157,668 adults. People between the ages of 18 and 24, men, African American adults, the unemployed, and those with less than a high school education were most likely to down the sugary drinks. A better option: quench your thirst with water.

source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published online Feb. 26, 2016

Wonderful Summer Lemonade
(under 150 Calories)
Makes: 6
Serving Size: 1 cup
Preparation Time: 7 minute

1 cup water
1/3 cup Splenda
1 cup fresh lemon juice (from 4 to 6 fresh lemons), or more for added tartness
4 cups cold water
Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

  • In a small saucepan, combine the water and Splenda. Bring to a gentle boil to dissolve the Splenda.
  • Add the sweetened water to a pitcher, and pour in the lemon juice. Fill the pitcher with the 4 cups of cold water. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Taste and correct sweetness if necessary. Serve over ice cubes. Garnish with mint.

Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories 15
Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Carbohydrate 4g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 15 mg
Protein 0g

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