The Lemon

Every morning I start with my specific routine; I wake up, go to the kitchen, clean the skin of an (organic) lemon, grate the zest, squeeze out half of the lemon, put it in a big glass, fill it with lukewarm water and drink it. Next I squeeze the other part of the lemon and poor it into a small bottle to bring it to work for the afternoon lemon-water-moment. The zest will be used as an extra boost for my daily smoothie.

The lemon. We all know this beautifull fruit. A few years ago my physisian todo me to eat more base food to treat the acificidation in my body. One of the main produce was the lemon; squeezed and mixed with a glas of lukewarm water, squeezed and mixed with baking soda in a glas of lukewarm water, squeezed to be used as a dressing for the salad, pieces/slices of lemon for in my water, tea, salad. All possible ways to use the lemon came to my mind. If I did not use it for some reason and used apple vinegar instead I even missed it very much. I was just used to taste the taste of the lemon.


Sometimes I feel like drinking sparkling water. I never have this at home so I have to be creative. I squeeze the lemon, add some baking soda and fill the glass up with water; delicious home made healthy sparkling water.

The lemon is not only good because it is base. All parts of this fruit contain very important nutrients like vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients. The skin is used for essential oils and perfumes. The fresh scent makes you calm whenever you feel a bit stressed or just too busy for the moment. The fruit itself has an anti-bacterial and anti-viral effect and fights off several diseases. It helps to clean the body to transport free radicals faster.

If you feel under the weather it may help you to get better after drinking a few glasses of lukewarm water with squeezed lemon. Just like the avocado there are always lemons in my house. Either stored in an airtight bag in the freezer or in the fruit bowl.

I am curious about you. What do you do or are you going to do about the lemons in life? I know I can’t live without them.