I start my day with a couple drops of Lemon in warm water. I’m sure you’ve heard how drinking lemon water every morning is a great way to kickstart your system and alkalizes your body. I used to squeeze fresh lemons every morning and I have to admit on some days I tend to get lazy and slack off. Nowadays it is so easy as I simply add 2 drops in warm water – no excuses anymore right? Plus I’m getting even more health benefits because lemon oil contains 68% d-limonene which is a powerful cancer fighting antioxidant.
I did an experiment on the effects of lemon essential oil on polystyrene. You can try this at home too. Makes you feel like a bit of a mad scientist (if you’re looking for any excuse to put a lab coat on and goggles, but that’s not necessary). We know polystyrene is bad for the environment but it is just as damaging to our health. They contain hydrocarbons – all the nasties that are toxic and carcinogenic. Imagine our bodies are filled with them as we expose ourselves to unhealthy diets, pollutants, stress, radiation, heavy metals, and everything else that sounds depressing. Lemon essential oil is known to be the most powerful detoxing agent for hydrocarbons – there are currently more than 500 research publications on lemon EO for cancer. Read more about it here as I share my A-Z of Lemon essential oil, and how we can incorporate it in our daily life. I can guarantee there will be many things in there that will fascinate and surprise you.
Fun fact: It takes 3000 lemons to make 1kg of lemon essential oil! (It is cold pressed from the rind and not the fruit because that is where all the nutrients are packed).
Before my breakfast I would also take 2 oz. of NingXia Red (contains the wolfberry superfruit, in the same family as goji berries). It is the highest antioxidant drink in the world today and is known to reverse the signs of ageing. [Psst… residents from Ningxia province in China who lives over 100 years exceeded the national average by an amazing 400%!] Not only does it help with my energy levels throughout the day, it has also improved my eyesight! For added boost I would put a few drops of the citrus oils. Just so you get a sense of its power, everyone seem to be on an Acai craze because it’s filled with antioxidants and it’s a superfood. However on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) NingXia wolfberries are more antioxidant-rich than any fruit or vegetable ever tested. KA-POW!!!
Fun fact: Can you eat 100 oranges, 814 blueberries, 22 medium carrots, 10.85 lbs spinach, 59 broccoli florets, 73 medium strawberries, and 93 apples? Then just drink 1 oz. of NingXia Red.