Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Lemon Water - Nutrition & health benefits & a recipes
My friend Vicky is 4 months pregnant with her 3rd child and has been dealing with awful all-the-time-sickness, so much so that she's lost 26 lbs. The only thing that has helped her is drinking water with LOTS of fresh lemon slices. When I say LOTS I mean she goes through about 4 lemons a day. Seeing her do this reminded me of the water we use to offer at the spa I worked at in Las Vegas, it had lemon & cucumber slices in it. As Massage Therapists, we were encouraged to start drinking it because it offered a natural energy boost, without the sugar high & crash of coffee/soda/energy drinks.
Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently thus controlling constipation and diarrhea. In pregnancy, it will help to build bone in the child. We find that the lemon contains certain elements which will go to build up a healthy system and keep that system healthy and well. As a food, we find, owing to its potassium content, it will nourish the brain and nerve cells. Its calcium builds up the bony structure and makes healthy teeth. Lemon Water
Lemon Cucumber Spa Water
Wash, scrubbing lightly since you aren't peeling them
Cut into slices
Add to cold water, put in fridge for an hour and then enjoy! Replace lemon & cucumber daily.
Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicle
Lemon Cucumber Carrot Jelly Salad