Monday, August 6, 2012

Motivation for Mon Fitness: Lemon H2O & Meatless Mon

Benefits of Lemon Water: Mon Fit Tip
In this extremely hot weather, staying hydrated and drinking lots of water is so important.  However, some of us, myself included, get bored with plain old water and prefer to add something like lemon to it.  This morning Bob and Caroline Scott of the Louisville Athletic Club shared some of the benefits of Lemon Water.
"Drinking water is one of the best things you can do for your health, but if you add some lemon to it you can boost health benefits even more.  Here are some of the reasons:
  • Good for Stomach: Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with warm water, including nausea and heartburn. 
  •  Excellent for Skin Care: It rejuvenates your skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face.  Daily consumption of lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin.  It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles.
  • Aids in Dental Care: If fresh lemon juice is applied on the areas of toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain.  The massages of lemon juice on gums can stop gum bleeding.
  • Cures Throat Infections: Lemon is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to throat infections and sore throats because of its antibacterial properties." - Caroline Scott, LAC

More Benefits of Lemon Water:

  • Weight Loss: One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it aids in wight loss.  Fresh lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey can reduce body weight as well.
  • High Blood Pressure: Lemon water works wonders for people having heart problems, because of its high potassium content.  It controls blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as well as provides relaxation to mind and body.  It also reduces mental stress and depression.
  • Assists in curing Respiratory Disorders:  Lemon water assists in curing respiratory problems along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering with asthma.
  • Good for treating Rheumatism:  Lemon is also a diuretic and hence lemon water can treat rheumatism and arthritis.  It helps to flush out bacteria and toxins out of the body.
  • Reduces Fever:  Lemon water can treat a person who is suffering from a cold, flu or fever.  It helps to break fever by increasing perspiration.
For more health and fitness tips, check out Caroline's Blog:

Meatless Monday Revisited:
I thought I would revisit Meatless Mondays.  I think it is something that I would like to begin to do on a regular basis.  So I will share more meatless recipe options as I come across them.  Here are a couple of ideas that I found this morning.  The first includes asparagus which is one of my least favorite veggies, but the dish looks so lovely I may have to give it another try.  The second recipe is for Red Pepper Hummus which is one of my favorite snacks.  If you've never had hummus, it tastes like bean dip - very good.

Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce Asparagus and Peas
Red Pepper Hummus

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