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Guilt-free lemonade recipe

8-10 fresh lemons
1 cup Splenda or equivalent sugar substitute
5 cups water

Juice lemons to make 1½ cups of lemon juice.
Whisk Splenda with lemon juice until dissolved.
Add water and whisk until well-combined.
Refrigerate until cold or add strawberry ice cubes
for garnish.

15 calories
4 grams carbohydrates
0 fiber
0 protein

Eat & Enjoy

Benefits of fruit

Eating plenty of fruits may reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity and type 2 diabetes, control blood pressure, and protect against some types of cancer. Fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, calories and have no cholesterol.

Other Benefits

Potassium: Helps maintain blood pressure. Found in bananas, prunes, dried peaches and apricots, cantaloupe, honeydew melon and orange juice.

Dietary Fiber: Helps reduce blood cholesterol and risk of heart disease, and is important for bowel function. Whole or cut-up fruits contain fiber; juices contain little or no fiber.

Vitamin C: Helps heal cuts and wounds, and keeps teeth and gums healthy.

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