Lemon Aids for Life

By Ashley Koff, RDAuthor of Mom Energy: A Simple Plan to Live Fully Charged

When life gives you lemons, juice, peel, and eat them for optimal health! These little yellow fruits truly do hold the secret solutions to so many of our health complaints. Lemons are also an effective weapon in the battle for better energy.

Many women and mothers simply don’t know how to put themselves first. Now, bear with me here. Think about the times you’ve been on a plane. Before take off, the airplane safety speech advises you to put on your own oxygen mask before attempting to help someone else with their mask. So, what does airplane safety have to do with lemons? Lemons are one of our greatest, easiest and most affordable ways to take care of ourselves first. This will make you a better person for those around you.

When we add organic lemons into our diet,  we get a better working digestive system, a healthier immune system and better-looking skin. We enable the body to remove bad cholesterol, and we create a supportive environment for good bacteria; all of this means the body works more efficiently and effectively.

Here are some extra tips for letting lemons help you out with your health and around the house. Lemons clean all “the insides” – whether it’s the inside of your body, inside your home or inside your car.

Start with your insides: Lemons are an amazing way to keep bad bacteria at bay. When you make my LemonAID – 8 ounces filtered water (heated), juice from half an organic lemon and 2-4 drops of natural sweetener – and consume it upon waking or before bed, you get the bacteria-fighting benefits of lemon juice that improve digestion and support your immune system.

When you make the same concoction but keep the water room temperature and omit the sweetener, you get the easiest cleaner for your countertops and car steering wheel. The refreshing clean smell also has additional anti-stress benefits.

Click here for instructions on how to make an easy lemon facial cleanser.

Click here for instructions on how to make stress-reducing lemon essential oil right at home.

Article written by Ashley Koff, RD
Author of Mom Energy: A Simple Plan to Live Fully Charged