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20 reasons you should be drinking lemon water every morning

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Lemon with warm water in the morning before you eat, I believe, is the best thing you can do for your body for the rest of the day. Here are 20 reasons why we should be drinking it first thing in the morning;

  1. Water with lemon provides the body with electrolytes which hydrate your body. As lemons contain good amount of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
  2. Water with lemon is good for the joints, reducing pain in the joints and muscles.
  3. Warm water with lemon helps digestion as lemon contains citric acid. It interacts with other enzymes and acids which easily stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and digestion.
  4. The liver produces more enzymes from water with lemon than from any other food.
  5. Water with lemon cleanses the liver. Lemon juice stimulates the liver to release toxins.
  6. Water with Lemon helps fight infections of the respiratory tract, sore throats and inflammation of the tonsils. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of lemon.
  7. Warm water with lemon helps regulate natural bowel movement.
  8. Water with lemon is indispensable for the normal work of metabolism. Since lemon is a powerful antioxidant, it protects the body from free radicals and strengthens the immune system.
  9. Water with lemon aids in proper functioning of the nervous system (as lemon  has a high content of potassium). Depression and anxiety are often the result of low levels of potassium in the blood. The nervous system needs a sufficient amount of potassium to ensure sustainable signals to the heart.
  10. Water with lemon cleanses blood, blood vessels and arteries.
  11. Water with lemon can help lower blood pressure.  A daily intake of one lemon can reduce high blood pressure by 10%.
  12. Water with lemon creates an alkalizing effect in the body. Even if you drink it immediately before a meal,  it can help your body maintain a higher level of pH. The higher the pH, the more your body is able to fight diseases.
  13. Water with lemon is good for the skin. Vitamin C in lemon, improves our skin by rejuvenating the body.  Drinking water with lemon regularly (every morning) will improve the condition of your skin.
  14. Water with lemon  helps to dilute uric acid, the built up of which leads to pain in the joints and gout.
  15. Water with lemon is beneficial for pregnant women. Since lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, it acts as an adaptogen helping the body cope with viruses such as colds.  Furthermore, vitamin C helps the formation of bone tissue of the unborn baby. At the same time, due to the high content of potassium, a mixture of water with lemon helps forming cells of the brain and nervous system of the baby.
  16. Water with lemon relieves heartburn. For this, mix a teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water.
  17. Water with lemon helps dissolve gallstones,  kidney stones, pancreatic stones, and calcium deposits.
  18. Water with lemon helps with weight loss.  Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps suppress hunger cravings. Studies have proven  people with a better alkaline diet have lost weight faster.
  19. Water with lemon helps with tooth pain and gingivitis.
  20. Water with lemon prevents cancer. This is due to the fact that lemons are a highly alkaline food. Multiple studies have found that cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment.

 Source taken from http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/

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Have a wonderful weekend.

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What are you up to this weekend? Seeing that it is the last one before Christmas Day, I am sure shopping will still be on your agenda. For meaningful gifts under $25, go here. As for us, we are definitely catching Exodus: Gods and Kings sometime this weekend. I can’t wait to watch this movie! Crazy excited!

We are also toying with the idea of taking another short getaway over the Christmas holidays. Question is: where to? We are still mulling over KL or Jakarta but nothing is concrete yet. Any ideas for a perfect location for just over 2 days is welcomed!

Also the weather has been perfect lately, not too hot and not too cold, just the way I like it ;) Perfect for weekend snuggles in bed. Hope it keeps up this way, have a good one everyone!

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what i think about sometimes and when i saw this book, it made me LOL

another book i’m reading, it will CHANGE the way you do things!

5 ways to get your child to listen to you; it worked for me at any one time.

5 new C’s for Singaporeans? Ok, I’m tired of these Cs, aren’t you? BAHHH, next!

my go to dish when i’m lazy to cook, we’ll be eating a lot of this lately

i’m in love with this Christmas Tea. What the hell is it? God knows but it’s good!

and you know what would be great with that tea, these biscuits!

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5 X’mas gifts under $25 that you’d want for yourself!

Tis’ the season to be jolly, lalalalalalalalalalalaaaa! Yes, that’s what is heard playing at the malls but I think for most of us, it translates to tis’ the season to spend and not feel guilty? Either ways here I’ve compiled a meaningful gift guide for just under $25. The trick here is, for anything that you will buy that is under $25, it should be something that you’d like to receive for yourself! I think it’s apt to come up with a guide like this coz just last night, I read an article on how people fake it when they receive gifts they don’t really like just to be polite to the gifter. How many of us, giftees, are guilty of THAT??

And re-gifting is okay gifters as long as, like I’ve mentioned, it’s something you would want or keep for yourself. So gifters and giftees, here we go:

1. IMG_2055This candle smells like pure indulgence. There are many other scents as well like Christmas Eve for that warm and spicy feel, Sparkling Snow for a refreshing scent, Cedar & Balsam for more musk but keep a look out for Mistletoe, it makes you think of kisses you are gonna get!

2.IMG_2056This clever wooden thing that I didn’t know what it was for until I realised it holds my ring just fine. If you are like me and sleep without your accessories, this is the perfect place to park your ring(s). No scratches!

3.IMG_2057Animal trinkets in stainless steel! I think this makes a perfect crowd on your bookshelves. They can sit and be merry with your book collections. Paper weights, anyone?

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Tea leaves holder for that cup of stress-relieving tea for your girlfriend who is slogging to meet her deadline at the office? How cute are those legs dangling in there? She will thank you!

5. IMG_2062An owl tray set for tea and biscuits? Comes complete with a mug, coaster and a little tray. Woot wooooot! I love!

And you, have you done your shopping yet? Any other gift ideas for under $25 or $30 and so on? Feel free to share here.

p.s all gifts are found at City Square Shopping Mall’s main atrium.

p.p.s they are having a wonderful X’mas wonderland just at the entrance of the mall, perfect for kids 1-5 years old! More on our escapades there later.