Sleeping in Savasana

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Lemon Water Part 2

on April 20, 2017

I wrote before I went to Thailand about lemon water and it’s something that I’ve been incorporating into my morning routine for about six weeks now. It seems to work for me and it’s quite refreshing and hydrating. It’s a good substitute for drinking cold water or squash especially as it’s been cold. I’ve also got a bottle of lemon juice in the fridge at work so I’ve started having a cup mid-morning at the office too.

I’m also trying to increase the amount of water and non-caffeinated drinks that I drink. It’s made a difference to levels of alertness but I think that’s more due to extra water/fluids in general as I’m now getting up and away from my computer more often as a result of drinking extra water and having to walk down to the bathrooms more often.

The main reason that I’m doing a follow up post about this is that I found this article from the Telegraph about lemon water from May 2015. It basically summaries what I thought before. Yes lemon water isn’t going to be bad for you but it’s not the mythical cure for weightloss, good skin and inner peace that some articles seem to make out it to be.

One thing that I did find that is quite interesting is that lemon is slightly anti-bacterial so the ayurveda reason for prescribing it may have been to help ensure that the drinking water was clean.

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