I love lemons! Lemon bars or pie topped with meringue, I just love that delicious tang and zip! I’ve been drinking water with lemon for years. It’s a nice way to add a little taste of freshness to your water. I’ve often thought the lemon was underrated. When I saw that this week’s Aquafina FlavorSplash of week is Lemon, I decided to do a little research on my little yellow loved one and here is what I found:
Turns out that lemons are very effective in curing many digestion problems when mixed with hot water, including biliousness, nausea, heartburn, disorders of the lower intestines like constipation and worm infestations. It is even known to relieve hiccups. Water plus a few lemons becomes lemon juice. Lemon juice, when taken regularly in the morning, acts as a tonic to the liver and stimulates it to produce bile making it ready to digest the day’s food. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones. Because of its high vitamin C content, it is thought to help prevent and treat many infections, hasten wound healing and temper down high fever. Lemon juice also relieves symptoms of asthma, tonsillitis and sore throat.
Okay ladies, here is another great reason to love lemons:
Homemade facials are a great alternative to expensive store bought treatments, or even lengthy, costly trips to the spa.
1. Cut a fresh lemon in half. Take the half, and squeeze all the juice out of it you can into a small bowl.
2.Take your egg, and remove the yolk. Beat the egg white, and add it to the bowl with lemon juice. Mix it together thoroughly.
3.Rub mixture over face and neck with either your hands or a clean cloth. Leave sit for 15 to 30 minutes before proceeding.
4.Rinse mixture off with warm water. Blot your face dry with a clean, dry towel.
5.Follow with a cool water rinse to close pores. Dry face the same way, by blotting with a dry and clean towel.
My newest way to enjoy that great lemon taste – Aquafina FlavorSplash! I am in love with this drink. I love that I can grab a nice cold bottle from my fridge and take it along with me anywhere. I love it that my kids are actually garbing for Aquafina over soda or other sugary drinks.
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As an Aquafina FlavorSplash Mom I’d like to give two of my readers a FREE 6 Pack of Aquafina FlavorSplash to share with their family. All you have to do to win is leave a comment below telling me your favorite way to enjoy the great taste of lemon. Two winners will be chosen and contacted by email on May 31, 2010.
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