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July 15, 2011 11:32 AM
Found an article that would help lose the pounds....
July 15, 2011 11:39 AM
I do the lemons now I will also add limes, thanks.
July 15, 2011 11:41 AM
I am drinking it right now. I also added a few green tea leaves and a pinch of sweetener.
July 15, 2011 11:42 AM

Lemon or Lime Water for Weight Loss

Print this articleAdding lemon or lime juice to water is a simple strategy to help drop pounds and cleanse your body of unhealthy toxins. Squeeze some citrus flavor into water for an easy, natural way to lose weight.

Add 1 oz. of juice to 8 oz. of water. This amount of juice equals about half a lemon or a whole lime.

Diuretic Properties
Lemon and lime juices are natural diuretics, so adding them to water helps flush the body of excess fluids. This can help relieve bloating and constipation.

The citric acid in these fruits can also help the liver to produce more bile, which aids in better food digestion.

Appetite Reduction
According to the Mayo Clinic, the traditional advice of drinking 64 oz. of water a day may be an overestimation. But drinking a lot of water can help you feel full, which reduces the amount of food you eat and leads to weight loss.

If lemon or lime juice is consumed without being diluted in water, it can damage the enamel of your teeth.
July 15, 2011 11:42 AM
I love the fresh taste lemon or lime gives to water! Thanks for the link to the article!
July 15, 2011 11:47 AM
I had heard about this a while back. What I do though is to slice up my fruit in the morning. I have one of those monster insulated mugs that holds 32 oz of water with 2 ice trays in it. I toss the fruit in with the ice, fill with water and drink this all day refilling as needed. I love the taste of with the lemon and lime in together, but if you want to do one or the other it works too. The green tea it sounds good too jersey0735. I might have to try that.
July 15, 2011 11:48 AM
We do this quite frequently, especially in summer. Refreshing!
July 15, 2011 12:13 PM
Cucumber slices in water is very tasty, too.
July 16, 2011 2:38 AM
Yum, I will have to try this! Like the cucumber idea and green tea.

Have to add - my boss has had problems with enamel and she drinks hot water with lemon in the mornings followed by brushing her teeth - she warned me that her dentist told her that the acidity of the lemon/lime weakens the enamel and that brushing straight after can be more likely to wear away the enamel. Basically if you like your citrus, don't brush straight away afterwards. Same goes for fizzy drinks - my fave is coke zero.

So just be careful peeps, don't brush post-citrus and maybe look into a pro-enamel toothpaste if you drink this everyday! smile


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