Sunday, March 8, 2015

20 Reasons you should Drink Lemon Water in the Morning

Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace elements which we absolutely need. Lemon with water can be considered the best natural energy booster. When we wake up in the morning, our bodily tissues are dehydrated and are in need of water to push out toxins and rejuvenate the cells. In other words, this homemade “lemonade” helps eliminate internal toxins, regulating proper kidney and digestive tract functions by forcing them to work as smoothly as possible.

1. Water with lemon provides the body with electrolytes which hydrate your body. As lemons contain good amount of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
  1. Water with lemon is good for the joints, reducing pain in the joints and muscles.
  2. Warm water with lemon helps digestion as lemon contains citric acid. It interacts with other enzymes and acids which easily stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and digestion.
  3. The liver produces more enzymes from water with lemon than from any other food.
  4. Water with lemon cleanses the liver. Lemon juice stimulates the liver to release toxins.
  5. Water with Lemon helps fight infections of the respiratory tract, sore throats and inflammation of the tonsils. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of lemon.
  6. Warm water with lemon helps regulate natural bowel movement.
  7. Water with lemon is indispensable for the normal work of metabolism. Since lemon is a powerful antioxidant, it protects the body from free radicals and strengthens the immune system.
  8. Water with lemon aids in proper functioning of the nervous system (as lemon  has a high content of potassium). Depression and anxiety are often the result of low levels of potassium in the blood. The nervous system needs a sufficient amount of potassium to ensure sustainable signals to the heart.
  9. Water with lemon cleanses blood, blood vessels and arteries.
  10. Water with lemon can help lower blood pressure.  A daily intake of one lemon can reduce high blood pressure by 10%.
  11. Water with lemon creates an alkalizing effect in the body. Even if you drink it immediately before a meal,  it can help your body maintain a higher level of pH. The higher the pH, the more your body is able to fight diseases.
  12. Water with lemon is good for the skin. Vitamin C in lemon, improves our skin by rejuvenating the body.  Drinking water with lemon regularly (every morning) will improve the condition of your skin.
  13. Water with lemon  helps to dilute uric acid, the built up of which leads to pain in the joints and gout.
  14. Water with lemon is beneficial for pregnant women. Since lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, it acts as an adaptogen helping the body cope with viruses such as colds.  Furthermore, vitamin C helps the formation of bone tissue of the unborn baby. At the same time, due to the high content of potassium, a mixture of water with lemon helps forming cells of the brain and nervous system of the baby.
  15. Water with lemon relieves heartburn. For this, mix a teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water.
  16. Water with lemon helps dissolve gallstones,  kidney stones, pancreatic stones, and calcium deposits.
  17. Water with lemon helps with weight loss.  Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps suppress hunger cravings. Studies have proven  people with a better alkaline diet have lost weight faster.
  18. Water with lemon helps with tooth pain and gingivitis.
  19. Water with lemon prevents cancer. This is due to the fact that lemons are a highly alkaline food. Multiple studies have found that cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment.

 How and when to drink water with lemon:

For this purpose, use warm purified or spring water. Take half a Cup of warm water without sugar and squeeze in there at least half of lemon or lime. Better to use a special juicer (to get the most juice with minimal effort). You can also use lemon essential oil.  (where to find)
You need to drink water with lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Some recommend a drink of water one hour before meals for maximum results.
So, when life gives you a bunch of lemons, make water with lemons.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What you’re capable of achieving is greatly based on how much you want it.

 When it means enough to you, then you can do it.  When you are willing and committed and persistent, you will get yourself there, every time.  Success is neither magical nor mysterious.  Success is the natural outcome of consistently applying your focused effort to what you want.  The fatigue might be there sometimes, but you must understand that putting it aside is the single most important factor in succeeding.  

Taken from Marc and Angel Hack Life.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The quality of your vision drives the quality of your life.

The quality of your vision drives the quality of your life. – It’s up to you how you visualize things and what you focus on.  Forget what you don’t like.  Focus on what excites you.  If you see a possibility, explore it.  If you have a dream, live it.  Those who are passionate and excited about what they’re doing have an advantage that is nearly impossible to conquer.  Be one of these people.

Taken from Mark and Angel Hack Life - 20 things to remember

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Oct 9 - Yesterday’s impossibilities may be possible today

Oct 9 - Yesterday’s impossibilities may be possible today.  Experience is the hardest kind of teacher; it gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.  But this is really a blessing.  It means you’re growing stronger and more capable with every passing day.  So don’t you dare give up on today because of the way things looked yesterday.  Don’t even think about it.
Taken From Marc & Angel Hack Life

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Oct 8 - Failures are really just lessons that need to be learned

October 8 - Failures are really just lessons that need to be learned.  No day is ever wasted when you live it with purpose and presence.  Value and enjoy the journey, even when there are detours along the way.
Taken From Marc & Angel Hack Life

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oct 7th - There is always something small you can do

Oct 7th -  There is absolutely nothing about your present situation that prevents you from moving forward, one tiny step at a time.  Remember, vision without action is just a daydream; vision must be combined with venture.  It is not enough to stare up the steps, you must step up the stairs.  And all you have to do is take one step at a time.  Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.  Tiptoe if you must, but take that step.
Taken from Marc and Angel Hack Life - Sept 28th