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4 Ways To Implement Lemons Into Your LifeStyle



It's the new year which means a ton of us are looking for ways to lose those extra holiday pounds we've shamelessly put on thanks to the feast that surrounded us for the past few months -- myself included. I thought I'd share several ways I'm implementing lemons in my diet.

Before I dish out my lemony secrets, let's talk about the benefits of lemons. I did a bit of research and found that lemons are extremely helpful in maintaining our bodies when we're trying to preserve our health. Here are a few things lemons do for us.

  • Excellent Source of Vitamin A and C
  • Beneficial for Colon Health
  • Helps Balance pH Levels in our Bodies 
  • Helps Flush Out Toxins
  • Aids in Digestion by Encouraging the Production of Bile
  • Helps Balance Oxygen and Calcium Levels in Liver
  • Nourishes Brain and Nerve Cells 
  • Helps Control Blood Pressure 
  • Great Source of Potassium, Citric Acid, Magnesium and Phosphorus 
  • Energizes the Body
  • Helps Reduce Inflammation
  • Improves Skin
  • Aids in Weight Loss 

Those are just a few benefits of lemon usage -- the list could go on and on, but I think you get the point. Using lemons should be a part of everyone's lifestyle. Now that we've established that lemons are awesome, let's talk about how to use them. Here are a few ways I use lemons around my home. 


Drink Lemon Ice Water :: this is a great way to stay hydrated throughout the day. It also curbs your appetite, so you're not constantly snacking or thinking about your next meal. To spruce up the lemon water every now and then, try adding some fresh berries or a mint leaf to the mix for a dash of flavor.


Drink Green Tea + Lemon :: this is my favorite weight loss drink because it really works! I make a cup of green tea, add a cinnamon stick in it, some lemon slices, and a dash of honey. I drink this all day long in addition to my 8 glasses of water a day and the pounds shed as quickly as they pile on.


Use Lemon Juice & Zest :: I really feel like lemon makes anything taste better. Place some lemon zest in your baking and spruce up any salad dressing with lemon juice. When cooking chicken or fish, dice up some garlic and then place lemon slices on the meat for a little bit of flare. I promise you won't regret it.


Diffuse Lemon Essential Oil :: not only does this make your home smell amazing, but it has a few benefits that include boosting your mood, relief from sleeplessness and reducing stress. Lemon essential oil smells great by itself, but I really love blending it with other oils as well. I've complied a "cheat sheet" of my favorite  essential oil blends that contain lemon.


RIGHT CLICK AND SAVE THE LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND CHEAT SHEET  ]

8 comments

  1. Great post and great pics. I need to start doing this. It is amazing that something so simple can do so much.

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    1. exactly, simple steps that make all the difference!

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  2. Great post. I love drinking lemon ice water and I love to use lemons in my recipes. I have heard great things about essential oils and have been considering getting some. Thanks for sharing your lemon essential oil blends cheat sheet.

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    1. You totally should get into essential oils! I took the leap last year and have been loving them!

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  3. I love lemons, both the taste and smell so already use them a lot in drinks, but I had no idea how many benefits they hold and I'll definitely be looking into diffusing essential oil!- https://sophiehearts.net x

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    1. yesss! do it, you won't regret it!

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  4. Great post! Thanks for including the list of benefits! I found it really interesting to read! I'm also really excited about this lemon essential oil blends cheat sheet! I'm definitely going to have to give them all a go!

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    1. let me know which one you like best!

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