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Some Options to help you slim down before the Summer Season is upon us. Plus the benefits of drinking warm lemon water.

April 23, 2014

Here are 5 healthy summer cleansing options that will help you look and feel great for that sun holiday or trip to the beach!

1)      CabbageCabbage:  We love our Cabbage here! Cabbage is 92 percent water so you can’t go wrong by filling up with this food! Cabbage can help reduce leftover fluids from the body and it also has many essential vitamins.

2)      Celery: Celery is a strong and powerful blood cleanser and is filled with important vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin K for optimum metabolism!CeleriVert

3)      Pineapple: Not only is pineapple a sweet and yummy treat, but it’s also a detox for that body of yours! Pineapple is a mood booster as well; so if you’re in that 3 p.m. slump staring at the clock, munch on some pineapple to help pick up your moodimages (1)

4)      Green Tea: Want to shed some extra belly fat? Green tea is the way to go! Green tea helps to detoxify the body by eliminating harmful radicals.

5)      Water: Drink up, ladies because the tap water is free! Your body needs water to flush out all of the toxins stored in our bodies. Drinking water before a meal can help curb your hunger, and help you feel fuller. By adding lemon juice to your water, you’re able to fuel your liver to create bile that helps flush out toxins. Below agreen teare some extra benefits of drinking warm water with lemon juice in it.

Some Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water:

Start the day out with a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon. It’s so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore. Warm water with lemon:

1. Boosts you’re immune system

Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain & nerve function and helps control blood pressure.

2. Balances pH

Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, belLemon Waterieve it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolised). As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.

3. Helps with weight loss

Lemons are high in pectin fibre,* which helps fight hunger cravings. *It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.

4. Aids digestionLemon skin

The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.

5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic

Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

6. Clears skin

The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.

7. Hydrates the lymph system

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