Every day I drink my lemon water. If my schedule gets off balance due to some unforeseen circumstances, I pick it back up again as soon as possible.
I take 1 large or 2 small lemons, put them in a bowl, cover the bowl with a paper towel, and put the bowl into the microwave for 3 minutes.
The fresh clean aroma gets my mouth to watering. It is agony to wait for the lemon to cool down enough to handle.
Once the lemon is ready, I cut the tip off, and proceed to squeeze the fresh warm pulp, juice, and inevitably seeds into a glass.
When I get out what I can from squeezing, I cannot resist sucking out what is left. The tart, tangy, and bitter rolls across my taste buds. I giggle with delight and spit the seeds into my compost bucket.
Add about 4 ounces of water, and the lemon juice is ready to drink. I sip on it at least 30 minutes, savoring the tartness.
My dad, who is also a diabetic, first told me about this. I looked it up on various websites to learn all of it’s benefits.
I learned it was good for cleansing the liver, help with digestion, assists in lowering high blood pressure, helps purify the blood, and benefits the kidneys. Lemon water contains citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium.
Jethro Kloss, in his book ‘Back to Eden‘, states that lemon is an excellent stimulant to the liver. Lemon water liquefies the bile and helps control excess bile flow. For liver complaints, Kloss recommends drinking warm lemon juice one hour before breakfast.
I usually drink mine mid-morning. Try it! If you don’t need it as a health benefit, simply enjoy the tart, tangy, bitter flavor.