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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

When Life gives you Lemons,

Give'm a little squeeze...

Part of my new Healthy eating LifeStyle includes starting each morning with warm water and a squeeze of lemon , my Nutritionist also has me adding 1/2 tsp. raw honey and a pinch of grated ginger (both optional).


This past week has been extremely hectic around Chateau HHL, with renovations (kitchen and family room , you may recall from previous posts) so, with Mr. G's attention being focused on the project~ my healthy eating LifeStyle has taken a bit of a detour. The lack of structure has even resulted in slacking off with my morning  warm water & lemon sipping routine.

You may be thinking , OK .. don't worry tomorrow's another day. But , I'm not here to say how awful I feel for going off the LifeStyle eating, I'm here to say how wonderful! OK now that I have you totally confused, let me try to explain. Without having gone off my healthy eating LifeStyle, I would not have discovered just how important something so simple as warm lemon water can be and  the huge impact it may have on your daily eating habits. What I started to notice is my system actually seems more sluggish and affected by my Meds, without kick starting my day with warm lemon water.

So, after doing a little more exploring on this beverage, I was surprised to learn:

Lemon water is considered to be one of the best alkalizing drinks available. While lemon is very acidic, it turns to alkaline ash in the body, making the entire body system more alkaline. Many alternative health experts claim that an alkaline body is healthier and that most disease happens when the body is acidic. For this reason, drinking lemon water is attributed to better overall health.

So, my friends if you are looking to change/add just one thing to your daily routine, I would say add warm water w/ a squeeze of lemon each morning before you start your day. My Nutritionist also has me adding a pinch of freshly grated ginger and ½ teaspoon raw honey to my morning warm lemon water cup. Who knew something so simple, could be so beneficial to your health.

15 comments:

  1. I have a fresh glass of lemon water everyday and it is great for an internal cleanse...
    I see the difference and it works for me

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  2. Good to know! Thinking about you and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving Sweet Friend*´¨)
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    I'm off now to fix myself a warm glass of lemon water.

    xoxo
    Karyn

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  3. I read just recently how many things lemons were good for. I never order a drink when eating out. I get water with lemon.

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  4. I think that I could do this. I also love ginger. I love STASH ginger tea so I think that I would like it.

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  5. Thank you for introducing me to your blog! Being new to the 'world according to blog,' this is a great way start. And many thanks for following RealWomen and providing tips for making it successful!

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Starrfyrre

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  6. Water with lemon is fabulous against kidney stones. (I had my 1st, 2nd and 3rd kidney stone surgery this summer and found out this tidbit).

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  7. i know exactly what you mean. sometimes
    you have to deprive yourself of something
    to understand its benefits.

    i'm going to try this, as i have 6 lemons in
    my frig right now.

    love,
    lea

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  8. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I was on hiatus for a while, I had a very dear friend pass away suddenly on November 5th and it just rocked my world to say the least.
    I have missed blogging as it was such a normal part of my every day...
    I have missed you as well my dear and sweet friend!
    Terry
    PS I love Lemons and I suppose this would be a good reason and time in life to start using them:)
    hugs dear girl! Oh and as a result of my friend leaving me so soon in life, I'd like to tell you how much your friendship means to me!
    Terry

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  9. Just came across your blog! It is lovely!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  10. I've been drinking it for about a year...when I stopped because I forgot to buy lemons that week I really noticed the difference. A lady who was 80 and looked 55 advised me to drink it and well, if it has that effect I'll try it.

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  11. I have to be honest, I just can't bear to drink hot water on an empty stomach. I start my day with home-made iced green tea. Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

    XO

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  12. Thanks, this sounds so simple yet effective and I am going to do this! I'm starting now (after dinner) on a full stomach - I know, not the same thing but I just can't wait! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. Dear HHL ... I love lemons ... I cook with them, I drink them and I decorate with them! Happy Thanksgiving to you lovely lady!
    Best wishes
    Frances

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  14. I just read all of the great benefits from lemon water not too long ago myself. I MUST start trying this. Thanks for the tip!

    Love,
    Laura

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  15. Must try it .. again..
    i thought it was enough in my Vodka and tonic..obviously not as I feel crap lol xx

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