Day 2: Add Lemon to Drinking Water
I noticed that the family has been getting colds quite often lately so I decided to add some vitamin C to our drinking water. It’s a citrus fruit so it’s sure to be packed with the C vitamin to help us strengthen our immune system. The kids were not so keen on drinking this though as it has a different taste. Hopefully, they’ll be able to adjust and get used to it.
How to Prepare
- I slice a lemon in half, remove the seeds, and squeeze it directly into the pitcher.
- I save the other half for the next meal
- They say that it’s best to take this first thing in the morning but as of the moment, we’re doing it during mealtime.
Other Benefits of Lemon Water
These are from http://www.healthambition.com/many-benefits-of-lemon-water/
- Helps relieve or prevent digestive problems and stimulate better digestion in general
- Lemons are antiseptic and have a powerful cleansing effect on you liver, kidneys and blood
- Good source of vitamin C, folate, potassium, calcium and magnesium
- The high mineral content of lemons makes them alkalizing to the body, despite their citric acid
- Assists in elimination and will help prevent either extremes of constipation or diarrhea
- Good for improving your skin
- Limonoid glucosides are an interesting flavonoid compound present in lemons that some research has shown may have anti-carcinogenic properties
- Helps your liver to produce more bile to aid in the digestion of fats
- The antibacterial properties of lemon can help in curing a throat infection
- Lemon water is also thought to decrease the amount of mucus and phlegm produced in the body
- Many weight loss resources cite the benefits of lemon water and its citric acid in fat burning
- Lemon water is great first thing in the morning to reduce bad breath
I’ve added planking to my short morning workout. I was able to do 20 seconds before DA sat on my back and made me into a horse! Gosh!