1/6/19 Newsletter: Lemon’s Secret Superpower

lemon's secret superpower


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You already know that consuming lemon ups your vitamin C intake, but it can also help your digestive system run smoothly. Lemons are one of the only foods in our diets that are truly compatible with the digestive fluids present in our stomachs.

What That Means For You: Lemons can improve your ability to break down the foods you’re consuming much more completely and reap the nutritional benefits they have to offer. So you end up extracting all of those great vitamins and minerals from produce and taking in all of the important amino acids you can derive from high-protein food sources.

The Bottom Line: Keep the lemon coming! Squeeze some into your morning smoothie, add a little to your lunch salad dressing and toss some into your dinnertime marinade. [Swirled]

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Keep a square of cardboard in a Ziploc bag to protect small, important documents like checks from creasing and from weather like rain.


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Recipe Of The Day: Indulge in a healthy way by making a banana blueberry mug cake. With just a handful of ingredients (all whole and fresh!), you’ve got an incredible dessert almost instantly — and without any sugar guilt. [Swirled]

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