Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mosambi or Sweet Lime Juice

We are getting Sweet Limes in abundance here. Reliance Fresh has mountains of them and am loving the season. Fresh sweet lime juice to quench the thirst… A glass of juice after breakfast and after dinner has become a daily routine for us… Browsed for some health benefits and was stunned to know that there are so much… Have listed out some of them…

Health Benefits of Fresh Lime:
* Rich in vitamin C, lemons are just the thing to make up the vitamin deficiency that causes scurvy.
* The fragrance that lemons exude can increase the secretion of digestive saliva, which helps to digest the food quickly.

* The acids in lemons are good for flushing out the toxins from the bowel tracts. The roughage in lime is also good for relieving constipation. Lime juice with a pinch of salt is often given to people who have constipation problems.

* Flavonoids such as Limonin Glucoside have anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, detoxifying and antibiotic properties that are great for healing oral ulcers and peptic ulcers.

* The oil extracts of lime have anti-congestive properties and are often used in balms, inhalers and vaporizers. Lime is also good for preventing and treating nausea. Just chew on a piece of new lime whenever you’re feeling nausea.

* The antioxidants in lime are good for flushing out the uric acid and free radicals from the body.
* Gum diseases are generally caused due to a deficiency of vitamin C. So, regular consumption of lemons is good for preventing gum disorders.
You can drink a glass of warm water with lime juice and a spoonful of honey first thing in the morning for reducing your weight.
* Lime has a high concentration of potassium detoxifies the kidneys, bladder and can cure infections in the urinary bladder.

~*What U Need*~
Mosambi / Sweet lime – 3 to 4
Sugar – 2 tbsp

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Ice cubes – as needed
Water – as needed

How I Made it:
Cut the lime into halves and using a citrus juicer, extract the juice from the lime.
Combine well the Lime juice with the sugar, lemon juice, ice cubes and required amount of water.

Refreshing glass of sweet lime juice ready to be served!!!

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  1. Never tried this.. Must be very refreshing..

  2. one of my fav...missing those hot summers with cool refreshers made by mom..evergreen days :)
    this glass of drink looks so cool n refreshing...too good

  3. Refreshing juice & gives one energy too...esp on a hot tiring day :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. Loved learning about the lime facts! Sounds like a great juice!

  5. This is one of my fav....I would never say no to such a health drink at any time of the day..Lovely

  6. Refreshing drink...Love this a lot..

  7. Vimitha,

    You are somehow bringing me back to the office canteen and the juice shop where I drink these kind of juices a lot. But am lazy enough to eat fruits at home. Alteast for my blog, i have to start now. :-) It is a real refreshing juice. No doubt.


  8. Refreshing and definitely better than pops.

  9. Perfect drink for summer,looks so healthy and refreshing.

  10. healthy and refreshing drink...

  11. This is one of my favorite juices...feel like finishing up that glass

  12. refreshing sweet it!!

  13. My favorite kind of juice. Looks refreshing.

  14. Sweet limes? This looks very refreshing!

  15. Perfect for the season...Thanks...

  16. One of those juice which I used to eat almost every day after lunch in office cafeteria. So refreshing and healthy .

  17. This reminded me of my Sweet Lime tree at our house back in India...We used to drink almost everyday the juice of handpicked mausambis!!

  18. Very refreshing drink & so healthy!

  19. Looks yummy, just now walked back with a bag of these from Pazhamudirnilayam and I am seeing this refreshing post.

  20. Very healthy and refreshing drink. Looks tempting.

  21. This would be great after yoga in morning ;-)

  22. This drink looks so good and refreshing..need a sip of this now..mmm..delish!

  23. this is so refreshing! for some weird reason sweet limes arent seen here in Bangalore these days and they are charging insane amounts of money for the very few tht are available!

  24. Juice is good for health so we should drink juice always.
    Thank You

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