November 9, 2012
DRINK: natural lemon detox
When life gives you lemons, you.....detox! My diet usually consists of eating clean and healthy during the week, and splurging on the weekends. This often means by Monday I'm feeling heavy, bloated and pretty much gross from whatever it is I decided was a good idea to eat/drink over the weekend (fries? yes! pasta? why not! brunch buffet? mmhmm! one too many cocktails? YOLO!).
I've been hearing about the great benefits of using lemons as a detox-er for quite some time now and have taken to having a warm cup of water with lemon first thing in the mornings (it's the best time to have this, or before meals). Such an incredibly simple drink to put together - and totally worth it given all the benefits you get from this digestive aid and liver cleanser:
- alleviates symptoms of indigestion, stomach pain and bloating while aiding the bowels in eliminating waste efficiently
- helps control diarrhea and constipation
- contains citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin and limonene which promotes immunity and fights infection
- can be used as an antiseptic mouthwash for ulcers or a sore throat
Why aren't we drinking this stuff by the gallons!? Have yourself a daily dose by squeezing the juice of half a lemon into warm filtered water (add a touch of sweetener if you'd like).