Life is busy, and getting busier by the second it seems! So, every now and again we need something to make life that little bit easier on us.
What better way to kick start this blog and the year than with an amazing (and maybe my favourite) life hack!
See below for a step by step guide on how to recreate this amazing time saving Life-hack!
You might be thinking, ‘why would I need daily lemon and ginger water anyway?’ Well let me start off by explaining some of the amazing benefits of these 3 super simple ingredients.
Our bodies are made up of 80% water. The water within our bodies helps maintain a state of balance, and it is essential for proper digestion, nutrient absorption, chemical reactions, regulation of our cooling system, essential in helping to remove toxins in the body and a key part in keeping our muscles and joints healthy.
Without drinking water (a general rule of thumb for a sedentary day, is 2 litres a day) dehydration can kick in. Symptoms of dehydration can include:
Sunken features (particularly the eyes)
Dry mouth, throat and eyes
Skin that is loose and lacks elasticity
A decrease in mental performance.
Amazingly we can go weeks without food, but only 3 days without water!
Lemons are citrus fruits that are rich in Vitamin C- which is an important antioxidant.
Vitamin C helps protect against free radicals, and helps to regenerate Vitamin E- which promotes healthy hair, skin and nails. There is also a link with the use of Vitamin C in the combat of the common colds and flus.
A lack of Vitamin C can cause:
Poor wound healing
Joint pain and swelling.
Is a part of the plant family which also includes turmeric. Ginger is most commonly and widely used in Indian and Asian cooking , and has been used for thousands of years medicinally for its effective anti-inflammatory properties.
Some health benefits of ginger include:
Provides relief from gastrointestinal pain.
Supports digestive systems due to the probiotics it contains.
Relieves nausea including, morning sickness.
Helps to heal ulcers.
Boosts the immune system.
Powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which can help with arthritic conditions.
How to create your ginger-lemon ice cubes
Juice approximately 2 whole lemons
Take a medium knob of ginger, peel and grate finely
Pour the lemon juice and add the grated ginger into your ice cube trays.
and you are done!
You are ready to go! Now all you need to do every morning is take 1 lemon-ginger ice cube from the freezer and add to warm/hot water.
Give it a stir and you may want to add some honey for an extra little boost.
All of the health benefits, without the faff!