Why Drinking Warm Lemon Water Is Good For You

lots-of-lemonsI am big believer in alternative health modes and I recognize that what we eat every day plays a big part in our health. I don’t always find the time to eat healthy, but I try to keep to well maintained diet low in sugar and fat.

The internet is a great place to pick up diet and health tips, because people are always sharing this useful information. Of course, you do need to be wary of your sources on the internet, because there is plenty of false information on the internet that is passed around via email and social media.

The medical group that my doctor belongs to posted an informative piece on warm lemon juice that I thought I should share with readers. Needless to say, as I look down this list posted below I can see more than a few reasons to start adding warm lemon water to my diet daily.

Drinking warm lemon water is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to keep yourself healthy!

Here are 16 reasons to add warm lemon water to your diet:

  1. Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
  2. Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial 
  3.  It balances maintain the pH levels in the body 
  4. Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins 
  5. It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile
  6. It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium 
  7. It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases 
  8. It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid 
  9. It helps cure the common cold 
  10. The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells 
  11. It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute 
  12. It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief
  13. It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne 
  14. It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems 
  15. Aids in the production of digestive juices 
  16. Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session

source: http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/cheers-to-drinking-warm-lemon-water

I tend to cook with lemon very frequently, because I love the flavor of lemons, and I have long been aware of the fact they have a lot of health benefits.This winter I have been enjoying adding lemon rind to my homemade soups for an extra boost of lemon flavor. When braising my onions, garlic and meat, I use my peeler to cut strips of rind to add to my braise. Later I add the lemon juice to the soup. It gives a very unique, pungent and savory flavor to the soups.

The list above really is a eye-opener on the reasoning of drinking warm lemon juice. As I said above, I am planning to add warm lemon water to my diet. I like that a “glass of lemon juice contains less than 25 calories” and “is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fiber.”

Daily Affirmations: Vibrant

In the Spring, sometimes we come out of our winter hibernation to find ourselves needing a kick of motivation to get moving again and enjoy the outdoors. Today, I re-mind myself that I am strong, vibrant and healthy and plan to stay that way. ~ Pamela J. Leavey

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Photo: Mallard Duck at Hellcat Swamp ~ © Pamela J. Leavey 2013

Daily Affirmations: Self

Today, I re-mind myself that I am important to myself and to others. I must care for myself, take time for myself, rest, relax and renew. ~ Pamela J. Leavey

Sandy Point, Plum Island, MA

Sandy Point, Plum Island, MA

Photo: c. Pamela J. Leavey

Daily Affirmations: Take Time For Myself

I am important to myself and to others. I must care for myself, take time for myself, rest, relax and renew. ~ Pamela J. Leavey

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(Photo: Cedar Waxwing at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey 2013)

New Products, Scents & Sizes for the New Year

We’re starting out the New Year with a new scent, Lemon Thyme available in our Aromatherapy Body Wash, Body Lotion, Mineral Bath Salt and Soap. We’ve also added a new Tea Tree Olive Oil Aromatherapy Soap.

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We’ve also added Grapefruit or Lavender Bulk Walnut Scrub in a 1 gallon size for Back Bar use and Bulk Aromatherapy Mineral Bath Salts in convenient 5 lb bags for Back Bar or re-packing. Our Bulk Aromatherapy Mineral Bath Salts are available in 17 different scents.

Last but not least, our popular Aromatherapy Hand Wash and Hand Lotion are all now available in either 8 Oz. Eco- Chic Cobalt Blue Bottles with Black Pumps or convenient 2 Oz. Purse or Travel Size Cobalt Blue bottles.

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All of our Aromatherapy Hand Washes or Hand Lotions are scented with pure therapeutic grade essential oils, and they are wonderful natural substitutes for chemical laden anti-bacterial hand washes or hand gels which dry out the skin.

Our Hand Washes and Hand Lotions are all available in Tea Tree, Lavender or Tea Tree Spearmint.

Watch for more new products, scents and sizes to be added to product line in the very near future.

[Originally posted at the AromatherapyWholesale.com Blog]

Women and the Presidential Election

Baby boomer aged women, including myself are struggling more in the recession than others, NBC News Economy Watch reports:

A generation of women who flooded the paid labor force in the 1970s has spent the past four decades overcoming a host of obstacles to win its fair share of the American economic pie.

But for many women now approaching what was to have been the end of their careers, the Great Recession has turned out to be the biggest obstacle of their lives.

The recession has been particularly hard for single boomer women like myself:

Incomes for single boomer women have lagged even further behind other households. Since 1970, median incomes for married couples with both spouses in the paid work force have risen steadily – up more than 40 percent to nearly $86,000 (as of 2009). One-income couples and households headed by single men saw little improvement, with median incomes rising to less than $50,000. For single women, the median income, after rising slowly since 1970, barely hit $29,000 in 2009.

While both candidates are working hard and heavy to court the woman’s vote, I personally believe that the candidate that will deliver more for women, including income equality, jobs, education, the right to choice, privacy and health care, is Barack Obama.

Mitt Romney will turn back the clock on women’s issues, and we boomer women can’t afford to go back to the 50’s.