Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lemon Water

In order to save money, I've stopped buying seltzer so much - and I don't want yet another machine cluttering up my kitchen (my friends all urge me to get the at home seltzer maker machine, but I'm just not into it).

So, instead of carbonation, I've been adding pure lemon juice concentrate to my water in the morning, just a splash! I really like it! 

As an added bonus, I get a little extra citrus in my diet. I'm not actually a huge fan of citrus fruit (oranges, grapefruit, etcetera) though I will eat a little bit now and again so I'm not depriving myself of any vitamins :)

There is also some indication that starting your day with lemon water aids in digestion and digestive health and helps reduce inflammation. Not bad if that's true!

So that's that :)

Otherwise, things are going ok - things are settling down a little and we are calming down too.

Off to work!

Edited to add: I think adding unnatural stuff to water (like Mio or Crystal Light) is about as dysfunctional as you can get and exemplifies the problem in the modern American diet. Taking something as life-giving and pure as water and adding fake sugar and chemicals and food coloring?!? Yikes.

Try lemon juice :)

But also, getting used to normal, plain water daily is best. If you detoxify from sugars and start to love the taste of water, you'll drink more of it!

That's it for now :)


  1. I drink hot lemon water every morning. And I put lemon juice in my water bottle as well. Hot lemon water, while gag worthy, has helped my sinuses, if you can believe that.

  2. I order hot water and fresh lemon at restaurants. What I say is - please bring me cup of hot water, pot of hot water, like I was ordering hot tea, just no tea bag, and yes, lots of lemon. I drink this at home too, but only just before or with a meal. I am careful not to consume anything that is going to set off insulin production between meals. (I avoid gum for same reason) I see a lot of people always drinking their water "with" something added (all day long) and I personally think that is a big mistake

  3. Sounds good to me! I love grapefruits though, personally. :)

    1. My husband loves them too- eats ~4 a week!!! I just think they are bitter??

  4. You're also preventing scurvy :) I like to use fresh lemons rather than buying the already squeezed and processed concentrate.
    I'd like a seltzer machine but I know what you mean about all the small appliances. If my man gets me one for Christmas, I wouldn't send it back.