6 cups of filtered water
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (the juice of about 4 lemons)
6 Tablespoons 100% pure Grade A Maple Syrup (NOT maple syrup for pancakes that is actually corn syrup of some type of refined sugar)
3/4 teaspoon of iodized salt
Mix all the ingredients together in a pitcher or container you can stir or shake really well as the salt an syrup will tend to sit on the bottom.
The lemons provide Potassium, an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. A deficiency in potassium causes fatigue, irritability, and increased blood pressure. The 100% Pure Maple Syrup provides polyphenols which are plant-based compounds that work as antioxidants. Syrup contains essential nutrients like zinc and manganese Zinc keeps your level of white blood cells up, which is crucial for increasing your resistance to illness. Manganese protects immune cells from inflammation and damage. Maple syrup also provides calories for energy while your are most likely lacking in caloric intake if you are unable to eat.
Your final product is a delicious, refreshing, hydrating, electrolyte balancing drink. I hope you will be feeling better soon!
xoxo ~Shawneen Nicole