|Hello Monday. Hello Week. Bring on all the good!
Our big motivator for you this week? Drink lemon water.
What’s that? Too trendy? Yawn?
We don’t agree.
First off, that pH/acid/alkaline thing. Let’s go a little Bill Nye the Science Guy for a sec.
When you metabolize food (that is, break it down and use it for energy) waste is created. To be indelicate, think of it as … cellular poo. Yeah, we said ick too.
It’s this waste that can either be acidic or alkaline. Thanks to the amazing abilities of the human body to maintain equilibrium, except for in very unusual circumstances, our blood’s pH level (how acidity/alkalinity is measured) will never fluctuate enough to wreak real havoc. Cue collective sigh of relief.
But, the more acidic waste we produce, the more resources and organ power are needed to clean out the sludge, causing the body to work extra hard to perform normal functions.
So bring on that lemon water. It’s a super easy and affordable way to give your body some R&R.
The water will flush out that waste and the lemon will give you a blast of Vitamin C (we are entering cold season people) as well as a digestion boost. And lemon’s … cellular poo? Well, surprisingly it’s alkaline and therefore helps clear that blood sludge.
|Here’s how you can incorporate lemon water into your daily routine without fuss or muss (i.e. excuses like “my lemons went bad before I got to use them”).
Tip #1: Make lemon juice ice cubes. One medium lemon yields about two tablespoons or one ounce of juice which is just enough for one cube in a run-of-the-mill ice cube tray. You can also be super fancy and add chopped basil or mint to the lemon juice before freezing.
Tip #2: Pre-slice two or three lemons and store in Tupperware in the fridge. Each morning, squeeze some lemon juice into your morning glass of water or tea, or add to a pitcher of water and leave in fridge. Slices should last about 3 days.
De-sludge all day long? Add those lemon cubes or slices to your water bottle and sip all day.
We now pronounce you cleansed.
Okay, ready? 1, 2, go.
Seriously. Right now.