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Friday, November 7, 2014

Why I Blog

I blog because my readers are much smarter than me and have great ideas.  Not to mention the encouragement I get when I confess a screw up.

In a previous post I confessed that I hadn't been on the water bandwagon as I had hoped because it was cold.  Deniz suggested warm water with lemon, or even tart cherry juice with warm water.  That triggered a memory for me.  My mother used to drink 8 oz of warm water with lemon every morning.  I don't remember the health benefit, but that doesn't matter.  I knew it wouldn't hurt.

So, this morning I diluted 1 ounce of tart cherry juice in 7 ounces of water and then added another 1/2 ounce of lemon juice.  I heated that and had a sip.  I fully expected to have to sweeten it some way because the cherry juice is indeed tart and the extra lemon just might pucker my cheeks for life.  

I had a sip first because I wanted to have it as pure as possible.  I didn't want to add honey because that would add another layer of flavor and I wasn't sure what other sweeteners were in the house besides sugar.  I forged ahead with a sip.

Much to my surprise it was not too sour at all.  (Of course I am a person that eats dill pickles and mustard!)  In fact, it was quite enjoyable.  I liked the warmth of it as well.  It heated me from the inside.  This is something that I definitely want to keep.  It would be nice if a health benefit pops up, but just getting an extra 8 ounces of water down, is a good thing.


  1. Lori - what a fantastic idea! I just may have to try it. You mustn't forget that you are an awesome blogger as well. You are inspiring to many!

  2. I found this over at : 16 benefits of drinking warm lemon water.

    Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies

    Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial

    It balances maintain the pH levels in the body

    Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins

    It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile

    It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium

    It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases

    It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid

    It helps cure the common cold

    The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells

    It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute

    It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief

    It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne

    It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems

    Aids in the production of digestive juices

    Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session

  3. gotta love those nice surprises!