Pucker Up

Suzanne McDermott, Watercolor, 5.75 x 7.75 inches

Forget about lemonade for minute.

Keep fresh lemons on hand. Squeeze one in some pure water and drink that down the hatch. Especially first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Forget the sugar.

Here are a few awesome things fresh lemon juice in water will give you:

  • a shot of Vitamin C for your immune system and to help counteract effects of stress
  • a dose of potassium which is great for your heart, brain and nerves
  • a boost for your enzymes, stimulating your liver for an internal toxin flush
  • a way to quell hunger pangs thanks to pectin fiber
  • a remedy (along with apple cider vinegar) to dissolve gall stones
  • an energy boost
  • better skin because the juice is packed with antioxidants

That lemon juice dripping from your hands? Massage it into your hands, fingers and forearms. Massage that leftover juice into your face, too. Straight lemon juice is great for your skin and, over time, helps to reduce scar tissue and bleach out those nasty age spots. Ah, feel the tingle!
I made lemon spaghetti in an early season of 'Everyday Italian,' and to this day people still come up to me and say they love it. It's very, very simple. Basically, you cook the pasta and mix together Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and zest and pour it over the pasta.
—Giada De Laurentiis
What? No Fresh Lemons?

I keep a little bottle of "Liquid Sunshine" on hand at all times.

Lemon Essential Oil is antiseptic, good for cleaning, strengthens fingernails, restores energy and, if you're using the pure dōTERRA essential oil, you can add the oil to hot tea or water with honey to sooth a cough or sore throat.

The pleasant, sweet aroma of lemon oil is uplifting, lightens your mood, can boost your self-confidence, help you focus and definitely puts a smile on your face.

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