This seems simple.
Put water in a glass and add lemon – a squeeze, a slice, a wheel or a wedge. It’s a simple gesture that adds oomph both in flavor and nutrition.
Two weeks ago I moved to a farm. I no longer have a lemon tree in my back yard, instead I have rows of kale, little gems, swiss chard and chicories. There are fields of fava beans that glisten in the afternoon sun. The rooster crows at sunrise. Chickens dutifully lay eggs in a rainbow of hues. In a word – paradise.
My first day at the farm I met Misja, a licensed holistic nutritionist turned farmer. She offered some advice that I would like to share – add a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of sea salt to your water bottle. Lemon juice aids digestion and stimulates the liver. When added to water, the nutrients in lemon juice and the minerals in sea salt actually increase the body’s ability to absorb the healthful benefits in a glass of water.
In short, lemons allow us to become more hydrated. And they taste good. Amazing.