I am on a Lemon Kick right now…. Since my Master Cleanse in January I have been craving fresh squeezed lemon juice in my water every day. Knowing that Lemon Juice has many healthy benefits, I decided to do a little research and find other uses for Lemons. I was amazed at the MANY incredible benefits I found!
Here are a few of those benefits:
1. Lemon Juice clears out blackheads! Rub lemon juice on areas with blackheads each night before bed. In the morning, rinse with cool water. The citric acid in the juice helps to dissolve the blackheads, so keep applying the juice nightly until they disappear. Lemon Juice is also great for healthy hair. Use on the ends for dryness or on the scalp to get rid of dandruff.
2. Lemon Juice helps to flush toxins out of the body. Toxins can cause us to become tired, sick, have dull skin, and many other illnesses. Flushing with Lemon water can help to eliminate the toxins from our bodies.
3.Lemon Juice is great for the digestive system! It helps to relieve symptoms of nausea, bloating, belching and constipation. It is also thought to dissolve gallstones and aid it weight loss! (Count me in!!)
4. Lemon juice also helps to boost the immune system and fight off diseases. Lemons contain flavonoid, which is composed of antioxidants and anti-cancer properties. Drinking Lemon Juice daily will assist in becoming a healthy, whole person.
When Life gives you Lemons… Use them to become a Healthy & Fabulous Person!!!
I decided on the evening of Day Seven that I would come off my “cleanse” the next morning. I was getting too grouchy! Without work as a distraction, I didn’t want to be snappy with my daughter all weekend. I think it was a pretty wise choice.
The Grapefruit I ate the next morning tasted like Heaven. I would definitely try the Master Cleanse again… when my schedule is a little less crazy! Cheers to the 10 pounds that I did loose and the new-found appreciation that I have for healthy living/eating.
It’s a New Year and I decided to start it by cleaning up my eating habits! Through the persuasion of several close friends, I decided to do the Master Cleanse for 10 days. The Master Cleanse (or the Lemonade diet) consists of drinking Lemon Juice, Maple Syrup and Cayenne Pepper and water while eating nothing. Rumor has it that Beyonce lost 20 pounds in 10 days on the Cleanse! Sounded like a hoax to me, but my friends and Super Healthy Momma insisted that it was a Great way to Detox and shed unwanted pounds. So I thought, “What the Heck, I will give it a whirl!”
I am currently on Day Three.
Day One was a little rough – I craved my usual morning coffee all day and could NOT stop thinking about Taco Bell. Day Two was a little better (although I was tired and irritable) and now we shall see what Day Three brings! The Lemonade is actually quite tasty, although the cayenne pepper burns a little on the way down.
Can I just mention that between the Pre-Cleanse and this weekend, I have lost 6 pounds! Woo Hoo! The Toxins are coming out!!!