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Lemon’s powers

décembre 18, 2015
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When I settled in Spain, I was so impressed by the beautiful landscapes of the countryside with all these lemon trees. As I decided to have a healthier life, I started making research about the lemon which is growing in every garden here. And yes, our grandmas were definitely right, the lemon has extraordinary virtues for the health and we forgot them! So I’ve changed my morning routine and I actually wake up each morning with a fresh lemon water which is an excellent detox drink and a lot more! I know, it doesn’t sound really fun to replace a Tropicana juice for a lemon water ahah. But here are 6 reasons why the lemon water is good for you and so we should listen more to our grandma’s witch remedies:

  1. You won’t be sick this winter: the limon kills the naughty little batteries and helps to equilibrate the PH of your body which is just vital.
  2. You are not constipated: its juice is stimulating the digestion, you will go to the loo in the 5 next min 😉
  3. It helps you to get slimmer: the lemon is an appetite suppressant and rich in C vitamin which helps to burn calories ! By the way, the fruit has only 19 calories
  4. You will keep a young skin: in addition to its detox and diuretic properties, the lemon has hydrating virtues that will help you to have a healthy skin. The C vitamin and antioxydant contribute to reduce the wrinkles and fight against the aging of the skin
  5. Your body is detoxified: the lemon has detox virtues, diuretic (so you definitely need a toilet close) and cleans your liver
  6. You have a fresh breath: no need to take a tic-tac, the lemon is refresheng the breath but that’s not a reason to forget to clean your teeth right?

So are you convinced now? If you want to benefit from the properties of the lemon water, you just have to press your fresh lemon in lukewarm mineral water, and drink your preparation around 15min before your breakfast! Bisous, Melissa

 

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Pomegranate season

novembre 6, 2015

Hello! One of my favorite fruit in Spain is clearly the pomegranate. The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit native of central Asia and became the fruit of the Egyptians gods thanks to its legendary magic powers. In addition to be a delicious fruit, the pomegranate is renown as a superfruit for its multiples qualities. Here are 6 good reasons to eat pomegranates!

Benefits of the pomegranate:

  1. Powerful antioxidant : some studies demonstrated its high concentration in antioxidant, greater that the strawberry, plum, cherry and even more that the red wine and the green tea that are very famous for their  anti-ageing special agents.
  2. Very rich in C vitamin : 1 pomegranate provides 40 % of the daily needs in C vitamin
  3. Boost the immune system: ideal in winter to resist against all the naughty microbes
  4. Participate in preventing the cardiovascular diseases, some cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and the stomach ulcer. It would even have a beneficial effect in the blood circulation and the hypertension.
  5. Light in sugar so perfect for those that are taking care of their silhouette
  6. And finally the pomegranate would have positive effects on the libido  🙂

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Alert! Crazy trick to eat easily the pomegranate !

Have you ever wondered how you could eat the pomegranate not with a small spoon but with a soup spoon, without getting mad, without getting the fingers sticky when eating each grain one by one with the speed of a turtle ninja?

==>  I got a simple solution for you: just cut the pomegranate in 2 and hit each half with a soup spoon on the skin side. You will notice that this trick is amazing because you only have the grains that fall into the bowl. You just need to enjoy them with a soup spoon 🙂

Bisous, Melissa ♥