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Lemon and hot Water

If there is one thing I would suggest you add to your morning routine it is to have a mug with hot water and lemon. It’s very easy to do and the health benefits are many. Just squeeze half a lemon and add some hot water (not boiling). 

Lemons are very high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain & nerve function and helps control blood pressure. So they are great for boosting your immune system.
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You may also have heard about how beneficial it is to have an alkaline body. Lemons are incredibly alkaline, when inside our bodies. . The citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.
Outside our bodies lemons are very acidic.

The warm water and lemon is great for your digestion and it helps get rid of toxins in the digestive tract.

I love the way the lemon water helps get rid of toxins in the blood. This will also make our skin clearer and the vitamin C will also combat wrinkles and blemishes. This “magic” water also flushes out unwanted material, which helps keep the urinary tract healthy.

This simple tip can also assist you in losing weight, as lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps against hunger cravings. It is also easier to lose weight when your body is in an alkaline state.

One of the most important thing is that is hydrates the body and when the body is well hydrated it can operate at its best.

So, add hot water and lemon to your morning routine. It will set you up for the way and assist in maintaining your wellness.

Karin
Wellness Coach

What do you drink?

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There’s a lot of choices when it comes to what you can drink – soft drinks, fruit or vegetable juices, teas, coffees, coconut water, alcoholic drinks, smoothies etc.  If you drink the wrong beverages, it can have a negative effect on our wellbeing. Not only that, it can also be expensive.

Some of the negative effects can be fluid retention, headaches, tiredness and lethargy, constipation, toxicity and poor elimination, weight gain, constant hunger and compromised nutritional status.

The best drink

There is nothing like Pure Water (bear in mind that tap water may have added chemicals so make sure you have pure water). Make sure you consume small amount evenly throughout the day. Your body can’t survive without water.

So why is it so important to drink pure water?

Your body contains of around 60% water and when you drink water you help maintain the Balance of Body Fluids (digestion, maintenance of body temperature, absorption, creation of saliva, digestion etc.), it assist in losing weight, it makes your skin glow (as it hydrates you), water makes you energized (especially the muscles), it helps with the bowl movements, pure water helps your kidneys as it helps to detox the body by removing toxins etc.

So, drink up on Pure Water – 2 – 3 litres daily. You need to drink more if you exercise, if it’s hot/humid weather, breast feed or if you have any illnesses that make you loose bodily fluids such as fever and gastro.

Spinach and Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon-Dill Dressing

I love this healthy, light, crunch Salmon Salad. It is so easy to put together and makes such a great lunch. Enjoy!

Spinach and Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon-Dill DressingIngredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground pepper
  • 8 cups of Baby Spinach
  • 175 grams of thinly sliced smoked Salmon, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch ribbons
  • 1 medium cucumber – peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 4 radishes, alved and thinly sliced
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced

Method

Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and dill together in a large bowl. Season with Salt and Pepper. Then add the spinach, smoked salmon, radishes and spring onions to the bowl and toss well. Transfer the salad to plates and serve.

 

Chicken Skewers with Mango Salad

Try out this very yummy chicken recepi with Mango Salad.

Per Serve

Calories:  270
Fat: 2.0grams
Protein: 39 grams
Carbohydrate: 18.7 grams
Fibre: 2.1 grams

 Ingredients:

1 sprig of fresh mint leaves
10 ml of Lime Juice (bottled)
50 ml of Lemon Juice (bottled)
1/2 Mango
20 ml Tamari (wheat free soya sauce)
Approximately 10 cm of Cucumber
150 gram chicken tenderloins
1/5 of Onion
2 tsp of bottled crushed Ginger
2 wooden skewers

Method:

1. Thread tenderloins onto skewers and marinate in a refrigerator overnight in the lemon juice mixed with the tamari sauce and half the ginger. If you can’t marinate overnight, then 10 minutes will be sufficient; overnight allows the flavours to infuse.

2. Cook chicken skewers in non-stick frying pan or on BBQ for 10-15 minutes, basting with marinade as they cook.

3. Meanwhile, prepare the Mango Salad: remove the skin and stone from the mango and finely dice. Finely chop the onion, cucumber and mint leaves’ combine in a bowl with the mango, remaining ginger, sweet chilli sauce and lime juice to make salsa, stirring gently to avoid bruising the fruit. Spoon salsa over kebabs and serve.

Chefs suggestion:
– If usuing wooden skewers, place skewers in chilled water for 1 hour before use to avoid them burning on the barbecue.
– For gluten free, ensure the brand of sweet chilli sauce you are using is gluten free.