Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lemon With Water

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Recently I listened to a speaker talk about nutrition and again was reminded of the importance of drinking a glass of lukewarm water with lemon upon waking in the morning.   She explained that the body becomes acidic during our sleeping hours which can cause joint pain and chronic discomfort.  To bring the body back to its alkaline state put a glass of lemon water beside your bed and drink it first thing in the morning.  This helps flush out the toxins your body creates while you sleep.  Use lukewarm water, if the water is too hot or cold the body wastes energy bringing it to the proper temperature to utilize it.    Besides being good to bring your body back to its alkaline state lemons are also an antiseptic, helps with digestion, bloating, cleanses and stimulates the liver and kidneys.  Lemons also contain calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and Potassium. 

Just a reminder:  don't let your lemon wedge float in water as the skins have chemicals that leech out, unless you purchase organic lemons of course.   Another note, while lemons, tomatoes and limes are acidic once the body metabolizes them they help the body become alkaline.   Brush your teeth with tooth paste or rinse your mouth with plain water after doing this to protect your tooth enamel unless you drink your water through a straw..  
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2 comments: said...

Awesome stuff JJ. I'm adding your blog to my regular read list. Thanks and have a super holiday!

J J said...

Thank you for adding me to you list and I hope I continue to offer good reading for your enjoyment.