Lemons have a rich yellow colour
Lemon Juice Cleanse
Drinking lemon juice is a wonderful cleanser and strengthener for our body. It is good to have at the start of the day to help cleanse our body and stimulate the stomach acids ready to break our fast.
Lemon juice is antibacterial, antiviral. It has an alkaline effect on our body. Generally our bodies are too acidic and we need to eat and drink more alkalizing foods so lemons are a good source of this. Because of lemon's antibacterial and antiviral effects it is good to drink it when we feel a cold or sore throat coming on.
How to make Lemon tea
Cut a lemon in half. Put it in a bowl and in the microwave for 22 seconds. When the lemon is warm it is easier to get the juice out. If you have a lemon sqeezer this is great to grind the lemon on to release most of the juice. Otherwise just squeeze it with your hand. Use the juice of half a lemon in a mug, pour in hot water and add a teaspoon of honey. If you can get Manuka Honey this is all the better to use as it has higher healing properties.
Sip and enjoy.
A Secret - Don't Tell
Here's a little secret but don't tell my husband I told you. The dear soul has problems with things blowing up in the microwave eg poached eggs because he sometimes (all the time) forgets to prick the yolk. Well, one day he thought he would make me some lemon tea. He put the WHOLE lemon in the microwave (didn't even stab the skin) and watched aghast as, when it warmed, it took off flying in the air, round and round inside the microwave! Remember to cut the lemon before heating it this way. I can just see you all trying it out now!
Sore Throat Remedy
When we feel the first touches of a sore throat looming make a gargle of
lemon juice - 1-2 teaspoons
salt - 1/4 teaspoon
warm water - half a glass
How to Gargle
Take a small mouthful of this liquid, tip your head back, close of the back of your throat with the back of your tongue and blow air from your throat into your mouth. This stops the liquid from going down and has the effect of making bubbles of the liquid swirl around your mouth. Swirl the liquid around your mouth. Spit the first lot out as this will have the highest number af bacteria in it. It is safe to swallow the rest of the mixture.
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