Hey Guys!! Sarah here! Just wanted to share what’s been on my heart lately. So, as you know, me and Leah decided to take a challenge to lose 20lbs in one year with no dieting. Although this has been a challenge already, and it’s only 15 days into January, I find myself trying to find simple solutions that I can easily add into my every day life without it being overwhelming and time consuming. One of the things that I do is Water Detoxifying. It’s simple. It’s quick. It works. It helps flush out the toxins, while hydrating your skin. Here is a simple Water-Infused Detox recipe.
Simplest Detox: LEMON AND LIME INFUSED WATER and TEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK IT.
TO DETOX: Cut up 1 lemon and 1 lime and toss them into a pitcher of water overnight. Drink 8oz FIRST THING when you wake up in the morning, then continue drinking throughout the day.
1) The lemon water helps purify and stimulate the liver. Lemon/lime water liquefies bile while inhibiting excess bile flow.
2) lemon/lime water aids digestion. It’s atomic composition is similar to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices.
3) The liver produces more enzymes from lemon/lime water than any other food, according to A.F. Beddoe, author of Biological Ionization as Applied to Human Nutrition.
4) The lemon/lime water helps bowels eliminate naturally and easily.
5) Lemons and limes are high in potassium. Potassium is an important mineral that works with sodium for smooth electrical transmission in the brain and nervous system. Depression, anxiety, fogginess, and forgetfulness can often be traced to low potassium blood levels. That same nervous system needs potassium to assure steady signals to the heart. So your heart health is improved from the lemon water’s potassium.
6) Calcium and magnesium are plentiful in good ratio to each other in lemon/lime water. Magnesium is important for heart health and calcium prevents rickets.
7) Lemon/lime water can help lower blood pressure.
8) Lemon/lime water has an alkalizing effect in the body as it is buffered. Even if you drink it just before any meal, it will help your body maintain a higher pH than if you didn’t drink it. The higher or more alkaline your pH, the more your inner terrain is resistant to minor and major disease.
9) Helps dilute uric acid, which if it accumulates it creates arthritic pain or gout.
10) Helps reduce phlegm in the body.