The first thing you probably think of when you hear lemon is sour. Or maybe yellow or lemonade. It could also possibly that nasty flavor in virtually every candy bag. That’s completely understandable. I, personally, think of all four at the same time which I think is actually virtually impossible so I probably don’t do that. Anywho, I had many run-ins with lemon water before I decided to make it apart of my morning ritual. As someone who is constantly looking for ways to better herself, I asked my sister for an easy, natural way to balance my pH, which has been known to throw your body out of whack when off balance (Side effects include: acne, body odor, dry skin, unhappiness, etc etc). She sighed, and reluctantly told me to try fresh lemon tea, then asked me why I didn’t look it up my self. I ignored the last part, and asked her to tell me how to make it. I drank it everyday for about a week, until I forgot. Then tried it again months later as part of a diet we were trying, and stopped (the diet and the regular drinking of lemon water) as soon as I had a craving for turkey burgers. One brisk morning, after realizing that we were out of apple-cinnamon tea, I decided to try it again and have since stuck with it.
As a part of my morning ritual, I drink 10 oz of warm lemon water. But before I get into how it’s down here are some of the benefits of drink fresh lemon tea–
Interesting Facts, Tips, and Benefits:
- the d-limonene found in lemons is being used to dissolve gallstones associated with cancer. In other words, it has promising anticancer properties.
- Fresh lemon juice aids in digestion and relieve symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn.
- The pectin fiber helps fight hunger craving and aids with weight loss.
- reduces inflammation much like the turmeric mask but all over your body and joints.
- antiseptic properties freshen breath
- It helps to fight and prevent viral infections and colds. Though you can drink cold, drinking warm heightens the enzymes and helps calm sore throats.
- the enzymes make you happier and the lemon water can (and should) be used in replace of coffee in the morning.
It is incredibly easy to make, but it varies depending on your weight. Because I am under 150 pounds, I am supposed to drink somewhere between 8 and 12 oz of water, so I drink 10.
Boil one cup of water, and squeeze a half a lemon into your cup. That’s it. Do not drink boiling and burn your tongue, because that won’t help any, and you can always juice the lemon using an electric juicer, but just make sure it is one ounce, for 150 lbs and under and that it is fresh no matter your weight. You can ignore any seeds you may get, but stomach the pulp if you can, it contains many health benefits. If it is over 12 oz, drink over the course of a couple of hours because your body can only metabolize 12 oz of water at a time.
I made a PDF that includes more benefits, tips, a how to guide on how to drink it depending on your weight, and facts about lemons and how much they help your body. It’s not long, only 5 pages–well, 4 if you don’t include the Resources, and 3 if you don’t include the cover. But how fun would that be? Not very. Until next time. Sage Out.
If you have any other questions, you can ask in the comment section, but you can also find most answers in the free pdf. Your Welcome.
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*Side Note: Today was supposed to be a Fitness Friday, but due to the lack of sun this morning I was unable to take the pictures that I wanted to. But there should be a fitness post, next week. See you then ^-^*