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Start Your Day With One-Sixth of A Lemon

Updated on February 12, 2015
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Demas is a professional author and freelancer. He published and edited two newspapers. His most recent book is HAIKU AMERICAN STYLE.

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Start your day right with a simple change at low cost...

In a book from the 1920's-early '30's entitled Youth At Seventy I note that, when a medical doctor was asked to come up with a healthy menu for a week's worth of meals, each day started with a glass of hot water and the juice of half a lemon."

My wife's grandfather taught her the value of having one-sixth of a lemon (minus seeds) peel and all first thing every day. He lived to be strong and healthy even at well over 100 years old.

This is a consistent belief which has carried through to today for the fiber, Vit. C, bioflavonoids, lemon oil, etc. and all the good effects of those and other elements of a ripe lemon.

While at first hard to become accustomed to (even the idea) it grows on you and in a very short time you will find your body craving it.

If a slow approach to the regimen seems to help, try cutting up that sixth of a lemon and adding the lemon chunks to a cup of your favorite hot herbal tea (Corn Silk Tea perhaps) and eating the lemon chunks which remain.

The ancients said there is a reason ripe lemons are yellow. To them it was a sign that lemons are as important to life as the sun is.

You too can have a new flare (pun intended) for healthy living, and it will cost you pennies to try.

A fully ripe lemon has a quite smooth and shiney peel.

Just remember, when you have selected those truly ripe ones for your shopping cart, all you have left for anyone else are the lemons!

© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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      Stoill Barzakov 5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Lemons are best when freshly squeezed.

      Sadly, I can't stand the taste of a lemon slice.

      Great short hub. Voted up.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Blend that lemon, or even just the one-sixth of a lemon, prairieprincess, so that you get the advantages of all the parts of the lemon except the seeds. For whatever reason, the recommendations are for having it with reasonably hot water. If that doesn't work for you, get back at least to the lemon juice in cold water, you're on the right track. Have a great weekend.

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      I used to have lemon juice every morning and I did find it very cleansing. I imagine a real lemon would be even better, although I would want to dissolve in a nice glass of cold water. Great hub!

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      cheatlierepeat 5 years ago from Canada

      I just started adding lemons to my morning routine a few weeks ago. I love my lemon water and love the benefits that come along with it. Great article.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      From a non-Hubber friend: I really enjoy lemon & lemon peels. My maternal grandfather had a cup of hot water with lemon every morning, I think. He was healthy for 94 or 96 years. Barbara

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Thanks for your comments on something many of you have tried, done, forgotten, or find interesting. I do recommend it as a regular part of each morning. If you find it barely tolerable, just think: it can't sour your whole day, and you are already prepared to handle anything else that comes your way.

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      Sturgeonl 5 years ago

      This is great advice to help keep healthy.Must get back into my lemon regime. Thanks.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I have never heard of this but it is a great suggestion. I will definatley try this. You have the best content. I always look forward to your next hub.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I have heard of this and appreciate the reminder. Will start my morning with hot water and lemon after reading your hub. I expect to hear congratulations when I reach 100!

      voted up...vocalcoach~

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Oh! I have done this forecer! I drink lemon water all the time and enjoy a slice of Lemon on most everything!

      Very well done! Kudos! Voted Up!


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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Thank you. I use lemon in all of my cooking to inhance the flavors of my foods. Strangely enough one can sometimes use lemon as a salt substitute too.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      A glass of lukewarm water with 1teaspoon of honey and lemon juice aids in weight loss and helps in clearing off the stomach as well :)

      Thanks for the reminder, perspycacious!

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      Frannie Dee 5 years ago from Chicago Northwest Suburb

      Well worth a try. Thank you! Sounds like this has something to do with ph balance.

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      Dora Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Sometimes I squeeze lemon juice into my water, but not as regularly as every day. Thanks for emphasizing the benefits.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This sounds reasonable to try. Voted interesting and useful.

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      Ann Carr 5 years ago from SW England

      I used to do this some years ago and have got out of the routine - thanks for reminding me! I do have cold water and lemon juice quite often but will get back to the hot water and lemon in the morning. Voted up and useful