Lemon + Water

Over the past few weeks, my email has been inundated with New Year’s fitness and diet resolutions. I couldn’t help but notice how many articles contained information about the benefits of lemons. One way I’ve resolved to drink more water in 2014 is to start my day with a warm glass of water and a healthy squeeze of lemon. It’s widely known that beginning your day with a glass of lemon water has many cleansing and healing effects. Clears skin? Aids digestion? Boosts your immune system? Sold.

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Some benefits of drinking warm lemon water fully outlined in this article

  • Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
  • Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins
  • It aids digestion
  • It helps reduce pain and inflammation in joints 
  • It helps cure the common cold
  • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne
  • Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session

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Yesterday’s breakfast: Gluten-free Flaxseed Banana Pancakes from The Skinny Confidential. Click below for recipe:

  The Skinny, Skinny Pancakes
{ Serves 2-3 }

 1 mashed, super ripe banana

2 eggs

Coconut Oil for the pan

 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed, a bit of vanilla, & a dash of cinnamon.

Optional: all-natural maple syrup + berries

+ Directions: mash your banana with a fork. In another bowl whisk eggs. Mix eggs & banana together. Add my additions. Put the cooking oil in the pan [ on low-medium heat ]. Add a silver dollar-sized amount to the pan. Let the cake set for 30 seconds [ or when the center bubbles ] & flip it! Enjoy with berries & a bit of syrup. 

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