Thursday, January 14, 2016

Do you drink lemon water?

If you answered, no, why the heck not?  It's tasty, it's refreshing and it has some amazing health benefits.  If you're in a hurry I get that you don't want to take the time to wash and slice a lemon so check out this simple life hack the next time you have 10 minutes 5 minutes.

Step 1:  Buy a bag of ORGANIC lemons.  Buy conventional and who knows what is leaching into your water, blah.
Step 2:  Wash lemons and slice as thin or thick as you like. Remove the seeds as you slice.
Step 3:  Cover cookie sheet with foil and arrange sliced lemons.  It's ok if they overlap a little.
Step 4:  Place in freezer for 1-2 hours.
Step 5:  Remove from cookie sheet and place in freezer safe container, ie. freezer bag, glass pyrex, what ever you fancy.
Step 6: Enjoy a frozen lemon slice (or 4-5 if you put them in your Nalgene like me) in your water.

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Easy breezy, lemon squeezy!  Try it.  If the simplicity of this make ahead hack isn't enticing enough, how about 16 Health Benefits of drinking lemon water.  Full article found here.

  1. Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
  2.  Lemons contain pectin fibre which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial 
  3.  It balances to maintain the pH levels in the body 
  4. Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins 
  5. It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile 
  6.  It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium 
  7.  It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases 
  8.  It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid 
  9.  It helps cure the common cold 
  10. The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells 
  11.  It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute 
  12. It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heartburn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief
  13. It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne 
  14. It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems 
  15. Aids in the production of digestive juices 
  16.  Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session

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