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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Food of the Month - Lemons

We all know that there's no miracle pill that you can take every day to ensure you maintain optimal health, but did you know that there's a miracle fruit that comes pretty close?  This week's Peas Perspective is focusing on the fragrant, tart and unbelievably healthy LEMON.

This miracle fruit not only makes water, iced tea and your other fizzy beverages taste better, lemons are packed with nutrients that will keep you and your family happy, healthy and glowing.

Starting each morning with warm water and lemon is not only a tasty morning beverage it's an alkalizing elixir that balances the PH levels in your body which can help with inflammation and indigestion. Yep, you heard that right, drinking this first thing in the morning can help stop indigestion even before it starts.  With that being said, if you feel like you're having trouble digesting after a large meal, drinking some lemon water can get things moving again and help stop belching and bloating.

Drinking lemon water throughout the day can boost your immune system, enhance your mood, clear up troubled skin and even freshen your breath. Stock your desk drawer at work with a few lemons and every time you fill up your water bottle, squeeze a bit of lemon into it. Also, if you find yourself in a 3pm slump or feeling stressed out, scratch the lemon peel with your finger nail and breath in deeply; the smell of lemons has been known to reduce anxiety and and increase energy.

When you're winding down after a long day and getting ready for bed (before you brush your teeth of course) have another glass of warm water with lemon.  Not only will this beverage help with relaxation it also completely hydrates you for your long night sleeps and alkalizes your body so you can feel like your healthiest self while you float off to dream land.

So remember, when life gives you lemons, say "Thank you!" and add a squeeze to your water!

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