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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Feeling prettier, less bloated and fresher already!

Okay, blog friends, I am going to let you in on a little secret potion that really, really, really might have SUPER POWERS and could possibly turn you into a real SUPER WOMAN!

Want glowing skin?
Got an ugly pimple?
Need a little detox?
Do you have a hangover?
Crave some extra energy? 
Are you suffering from water retention?
How about shedding a little nasty stick-to-the-ribs fat? 
What about banishing heartburn and fixing up your digestive system?
Is your breath a little nasty? 
Looking to halt the aging process?
Could you use a little calmness right about now?
Want to perk up your health, fight off disease and kill bacteria?
Did you drink too much tequila or eat too much chocolate? 
Does your liver need a little fixing?

Did I hear you say YES?
(wow, you guys sure are loud, I heard you all the way here in Pittsburgh!)

Okay, then, here's  what you gotta do:
*Get your pretty pen ready so you can jot this down.  I'll wait if  you have to go find one.
*Pull your keys out and put them close by so you can immediately run out to your car and race (be mindful of the speed limit, please) to the grocery store to pick up all the ingredients that you need.  Once this recipe hits, there will be a huge run on all of these ingredients, trust me on this.
Oh, and I pinky swear that there are no crazy ingredients in this magical concoction and I promise it won't break the bank!

Here's what you need:
See, I told you there's nothing nutso about the ingredients!

Okay, once you have all of that and you are safely back in your this:

Mix up the following in a really pretty jug and refrigerate over night to allow the flavors to perfectly infuse:
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 12-14 mint leaves
  • 1 lemon sliced into rings

So pretty to wake up to! 
 Then, tomorrow morning, upon waking, stumble down to the kitchen and get out a lovely drinking vessel, pull out your pretty jug of this pretty little super drink, add some ice to your glass and pour away.....
(avoid the temptation to add gin)
 Drink the first glass within the hour.
Drink the rest of it all day long.
Oh, yum.
REPEAT the process and do it again for the next day and the next and the next and the next and maybe even forever (or when you think you need it!).

So, here's the low down on this drink:
Benefits of Lemons: 
1. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds. 2. Your liver loves lemons: “The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile,” says Jethro Kloss in his book Back to Eden. Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.
 3. The citric acid in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones. 4. Vitamin C in lemons helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease. 5. Lemons have powerful antibacterial properties; experiments have found the juice of lemons destroy the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases.  
Benefits of Cucumbers:
 1.Quick pick me-up - Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins. Put down your sodas and coffee and eat a cucumber slice << I should follow my own advice more!
 2. Fight cancers - Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These three lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.
 3. Relieves bad breath - Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds, the phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
4. Hangover cure - To avoid a morning hangover or headache; eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish many essential nutrients, reducing the intensity of both hangover and headache.
5. Control Blood Pressure - Cucumber juice contains a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber that work effectively for regulating blood pressure. This makes cucumber good for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.  
Benefits of Mint: 
 1. Soothes the digestive tract and if you are having stomach ache then it can be of great help
 2. Mint helps in eliminating toxins from the body.
 3. Crushed mint leaves helps in whitening teeth and combat bad breath.
 4. Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood.
5. Mint can help relax your mind.
Benefits of Water:
1. Oh, we all know what they are!!!  

I'd love to keep this SUPER POWER drink our little secret.
But.....hey.....I could use a few good deeds to balance out my bad deeds.
So, please....share away.
Just tell everyone Judi told you. 


Barbara said...

I am in!!! The car is started and I am on my way to the farmers market to get the goods to get the glow!!! Thanks Judi!!!

Jody V said...

Thanks Judi! Used it already and IT IS GREAT!! Thanks for posting!

speck said...

You make me laugh, especially the part about drinking it today, tomorrow, or forever! lol

I know this is to much information, but the part about putting a cucumber at the roof of your mouth......I will be doing this!

Thanks for sharing.