Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pucker Up

What do you think of when someone mentions lemons? I think of the sour.  I think refreshing.  I think summer. I think teeth whitener. I think sweet lemonade.

The exact origin of lemons is a mystery but they were presumed to have first grown in India, Burma, and China.  When reading about this fruit, I found it interesting that it used to be an antidote for various poisons.  This is note-worthy because I am going to show you how to use lemons as a cleansing drink.

I used to drink a glass of water with lemon juice every morning when I was in my 20s.  Not sure why I did this but had read somewhere were it was cleansing.  I recently picked this habit back up in the mornings.  Before I drink my coffee, I have started taking a glass of water and adding the juice of one lemon to it.  Then I drink it.  I think of it as a flush in the morning and it might be mental but I think it helps because it gives me a kick start.

As you can imagine, I have lots of left over lemon halves and I realized that I could start freezing them in a ziplock to use in other ways.  One is for lemon zest later on and second is for putting in bags of apple slices.  It helps to diminish the browning effect to apples.  The halves are also great to put down the disposal.  They make it smell more fresh and helps clean the blades.

Hope you have enjoyed these tips.  Would love to hear how you use them.


  1. I heard that you should drink water with lemon all the time. You will burn 70-100 more calories for that day. The lemon's asorbic acid cleanses the liver and helps flush out the toxins and fats.

  2. Janet, that is amazing probably why they used to use it for an antidote.



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