First, I'd like to compare store bought Vitamin Water to my own homemade Organic Lemon Water
1 bottle of Vitamin water is actually 2.5 servings!!! That means if you drink the entire bottle, you're consuming 32.5 grams of sugar and 125 calories. Yes, there is a "vitamin" content to this drink but the sugar content (for me) makes this drink a big no-no! And...who knows where those "vitamins" came from!
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 40%
Homemade Lemon Water
I use the juice of 1 lemon per Quart of water.
1 lemon contains 20 calories and about 2 grams of naturally occurring sugar. Lemons are a powerhouse of naturally occurring vitamins. REAL vitamins!
Vitamin C 90%
Vitamin B6 4%
Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Niacin and Phosphorus 1%
% of the daily recommended amount.
The above facts should be enough to convince you that homemade is SO MUCH better (and cheaper)...But there's more!
Why do I start the day with infused water?
Drinking water in the morning gives you energy. Adding real fruits or herbs can increase that energy.
Drinking water in the morning can help you lose weight.
Hydration! During the night we lose hydration and it's important to replenish
SKIN! Since Skin is the largest organ of the body and humans are made up of approx 60% water it is safe to say water is vital to healthy skin.
|Preparing jars for Basil Lemon infused water|