When life gives you lemons…

When life gives you lemons, there is only one thing you can do…

Squeeze them!

Yes, that’s right! Squeeze them. I mean the health benefits are phenomenal:

  • Lemons are full of vitamin C which is a super antioxidant, full of antibacterial and antiviral properties, literally the fighting force behind your body’s natural defense mechanisms
  • Lemons freshen your breath by keeping your mouth salivated – good for those sexy, unexpected moments
  • Lemons contain bioflavanoids, which when combined with vitamin C become super powerful
  • They flush out toxins, reduce inflammation and even prevent uric acid build up in your joints
  • They come with a good supply of potassium which is great for the heart and of course the resulting blood pressure – I’m pretty sure lemons could be approved by the heart foundation!
  • Lemons ease bloating and constipation when taken on an empty stomach
  • They also curb the appetite which of course should help with losing those little extra rolls we so aptly refer to as passion handles
  • They also help the liver by getting get rid of all those unwanted toxins

So why drink freshly squeezed lemon juice?

I know maybe it doesn’t make sense to drink something so acidic first thing in the morning, but a lemon is only acidic in it’s natural state. The secret is when it starts to metabolize. It’s transformed from a natural acidic state into an alkaline state. And that’s the punch. Once fully digested the health benefits materialize as listed above, producing those supernatural results.

What I love most about drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is the awakening that one feels. Like a sudden rush of energy, stimulating every physiological sense. So much better than a red bull or monster drink!

So this is the modus operandi:

  • 🍋Fill 1/3 glass of room temperature water
  • 🍋Squeeze in a lemon
  • 🍋Simply drink it
  • 🍋Repeat every morning
  • 🍋Fill, squeeze, drink, repeat

It is important to wait about fifteen minutes before drinking or eating anything else, to prepare your body for the full revitalizing benefits lemons offer. And remember, because vitamin C cannot be stored by the body, you can go ahead and keep on squeezing!

Food for thought

Did you know that the critical elements of life and nature are basically made up of three components each? For example:

Air

  • Dry air consists of 78% Nitrogen, 28% Oxygen and 1% of other gasses (carbon dioxide, argon etc.)

Earth:

  • Consists of three layers – the core, the mantle and the crust

Fire:

  • A fire naturally occurs when three typical elements are combined in the right mixture – heat, fuel and an oxidizing agent (most commonly oxygen)

Water:

  • As we know it – H2O, is where two hydrogen atoms covalently bond to a single oxygen atom

And what about the following:

  • God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • Spirit, mind and body
  • Primary colours – red, yellow and blue
  • Rock, paper, scissors (just for a lighter spin on things)

So why then do we think that a marriage should be any different? A husband and wife in respect of the law, are legally joined to establish rights and obligations between them as spouses. But we tend to leave it there. Marriage isn’t about becoming legal to do as we will, simply by signing on the dotted line. It’s so much more. It’s about committment, it’s about serving, it’s about being a witness to your spouses life, in every aspect, despite the hurdles.

So then, if life and nature comprise of three critical elements, what is the third component for marriage? Some have said it’s the kids factor – the children that come along, to form a family. But the problem here, is that marriage is not just for reproduction, that’s a beautiful by-product that may or may not happen.

What are we missing? For me, I am convinced that for a marriage to be able to fulfill every possible plan and purpose, it must be complete within itself, just like the elements of nature. Husband, wife and number three – your Maker. The third element has to be something greater than ourselves. Only then can it be truly secure and fulfilled.

It doesn’t matter if you disagree. I’m simply stating something that for me is foundational. If the foundations are well laid, the building (aka your marriage) will be strong and beautiful and simply amazing.

#just some food for thought