Lemon Juice Magic

Today is National Lemon Juice Day! Lemon is one of my favorites! I use it in dressings, in my water, on fish and seafood and when mixed with butter and herbs it creates an amazing sauce to liven up your favorite weeknight dinners!

Lemons are known to be jam-packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, and other nutrients that help your body work at optimal level! Here are some amazing benefits and reasons to add a little squeeze of lemon to your water or drizzle over your salmon tonight for dinner!

Aids in heart health and helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure

Improves digestive health by helping out digestive enzymes and with the pulp added you get a boost of fiber!

Can help prevent kidney stones.

Helps your immune system, which we know we all need a high-performing immune system right now!

Hydration is key and lemon juice helps balance your electrolytes!

A great way to start your day to help increase hydration; pour yourself a glass of water, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (about 1 ½ teaspoons), and a pinch of sea salt (I prefer Celtic sea salt) (about 1/8 of a teaspoon).

I personally think this helps me feel energized all morning long as well!

 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-lemon-health-benefits

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/7-reasons-to-start-your-day-with-lemon-water-infographic/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283476

Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries are one of the few fruits native to North America along with cranberries and Concord grapes. They can be found growing in the wild especially along the east coast. I have been blueberry picking in Mentone, Alabama where there are bushes covered with this plump, juicy berry just about in every yard. Each summer I looked forward to picking them and freezing for the winter-time when I craved blueberry muffins. This summer enjoy these beauties fresh and whole knowing that they are delicious, bursting with flavor, and packed full of nutrients that our bodies can use to thrive.

They are packed with Vitamin C, K, B12, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, phosphorous, sodium, folate, and multiple antioxidants. With off these nutrients the berries are known to help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, fight cancer, help blood glucose and insulin levels, helps to improve your digestive health, increases cognitive performance, strengthens bone health and immune health. As you can see, blueberries are a wonderful summertime fruit to enjoy. I personally eat blueberries almost every morning during the summer months. They help to keep me feeling full and energized before lunchtime!

Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up some fresh blueberries, or take a social-distancing excursion to fresh pick blueberries.

 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287710

https://health.usnews.com/wellness/food/slideshows/proven-health-benefits-of-blueberries

https://www.blueberrycouncil.org/blueberry-nutrition/

https://www.blueberrycouncil.org/blueberry-nutrition/health-benefits-blueberries/