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Old 02-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #61
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I've heard not to brush your teeth right after acidic drinks.
Rinse with plain water (or water + a little baking soda to neutralize the acid) after drinking.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:28 PM   #62
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I've heard not to brush your teeth right after acidic drinks.
Rinse with plain water (or water + a little baking soda to neutralize the acid) after drinking.
I'll just say a prayer for my teeth. I drink lemon water all day and night some times. I'd spend all day rinsing...
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #63
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Ok, I bought a bag of lemons at Costco and will give this a go starting tomorrow!
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I don't load up on the lemon - slice 2 smallish ones and dump in a pitcher of water which I refill a few times before I toss the lemons. I can't believe that, diluted that much in the water, the pH would significantly impact teeth. Soda, yes. This dilute lemon water? Makes me think no but I've never pH tested it
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:37 PM   #65
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Going to try the lemon water tomorrow. Hopefully I'll get even better results. Love my green tea though. I can drink close to a gallon a day of the stuff.

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:35 PM   #66
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I think I had about 4L of lemon water! Day 1 down, 6 to go
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Ok, so it's 4 days later I sure am peeing a lot, and seeing some modest movement of the scale.

Maybe it's forcing me to drink more fluid, maybe it's the diuretic effect of getting rid of more fluid... I really don't know. But I'm going through 2 fresh lemons and about 2-3L of lemon water per day this week, and I'm seeing more consistency in my numbers on the scale than I have previously. Enough to make me want to keep it up for a 2nd week at least.

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:56 PM   #68
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Good job, chief investigator....I sometimes take pain meds for my back..I try not to, but somedays I have to...so..one of the ladies at my Dr's office told me that it would be a good idea to drink lemon water on a daily basis in order to help keep my liver flushed because of the tylenol in the pain meds....I googled around and there's a lot of info on lemon water being good in several ways..I drink it pretty often and my liver has not told me to stop, so I'm going to keep it up.., unless I can tell it causes any other problems..
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Ya, tylenol in excess can lead to liver issues (but advil can lead to stomach issues... six of one, half dozen the other, eh?)... the only thing I'm worried about is my teeth, but I"m also using that anti-acid wear toothpaste some of the companies are making now, so I'm hoping for the best
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #70
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I'm pleased that Yennie pointed me towards this thread after I mentioned that I'm retaining water after a migraine (and probably with a contribution from my 28 day potato hack).

I blended 2 whole Meyer lemons with a little water, and I've been diluting it with fizzy water and sweetening it with French Vanilla stevia to drink. It's reminiscent of the Christmas drink snowball and also cream soda

I may also start adding a little salt to my drinks. I'll be interested to see if it helps equalise my hydration.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:09 PM   #71
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Oh wow.....I wander into this thread and hear mention of a snowball! Had completely forgotten about those. I had an Aunt (from Manchester) that made them for us....advocat in lemon lime soda whipped up I think. It was frothy and yummy. But I can't find advocat anywhere here in the states.

I have gotten completely away from drinking water and think I need to get back on it.
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I've seen Advocaat in at least 2 or 3 local liquor stores in my town.
(There are a lot of Dutch families around here!)
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I have gotten completely away from drinking water and think I need to get back on it.
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I find the lemon helps tremendously with getting me to drink more. Even when I'm at the end of my lemon's lives, I'm still drinking more than I did when I was just after plain water. This morning I added a quartered orange instead of lemon and I've already drank 1 pitcher of water! I dont know if orange has the same beneficial qualities as the lemon but it sure is yummy!
Over the summer I went to a spa that provided spearmint water. Basically 5-6 drops of the essential oil in cold water. It takes some vigorous mixing to make sure the oil mixes. You can use peppermint too. Its quite refreshing and supposedly good for your GI tract. However a few weeks ago I did a pitcher of spearmint and found it took me a lot longer to go through that than the lemon water (read: I wasn't drinking as much water) so I switched back.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:42 PM   #74
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I like cucumber in water (a little goes a long way) and ive also had pineapple (spa in Mexico does this, so great)

I love the fresh lemon, and wind up with maybe 3L of water from 2 lemons and 13 drops of splenda. But its hard to do while traveling, so i might test "true lemon" tomorrow.
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I like cucumber in water (a little goes a long way) and ive also had pineapple (spa in Mexico does this, so great)

I love the fresh lemon, and wind up with maybe 3L of water from 2 lemons and 13 drops of splenda. But its hard to do while traveling, so i might test "true lemon" tomorrow.
Cucumber is so yummy! Colorado spa... Never done pineapple, that's now on my list next time we go to Hawaii!
Is "true lemon" the stuff in the squeeze?
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I love the fresh lemon, and wind up with maybe 3L of water from 2 lemons and 13 drops of splenda. But its hard to do while traveling, so i might test "true lemon" tomorrow.
Agreed that it's a pale substitute for fresh lemon but have you tried dehydrating lemon slices (easy to store and transport) and making up your lemonade with that? It would take longer to rehydrate in the pitcher but I'm always surprised at how much better dehydrated items come back than I expect.
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I'd never heard of actually blending the whole lemon with water before. Got to try that.

I've always just steeped my lemon slices in hot water. After the water is gone I chop up the pieces and add them to salads or whatever.
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I'd never heard of actually blending the whole lemon with water before. Got to try that.
It's fine with a thin-skinned (ie, low pith) lemon like Meyer - I think it might be bitter with the thicker-skinned, pithier varieties of lemon.

I might try it with a thicker-skinned sort after I finish my present batch of concentrate.
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Ok, now I'm wondering....

I thought the flushing benes of the lemon were "brought out," so to speak, by steeping the lemon in water, preferably hot. But seeing as some of you don't do that, is it just the lemon itself? Meaning, if I just throw a quarter of a lemon in my smoothie, does it have the same flushing benes?

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I'm not pureeing it, just squeezing and then throwing the whole thing in after it's squeezed... so it's mostly just lemon juice, with a bit of lemon skin oil.

true lemon-- you can google their website, it's a pretty pure product... this isn't "reallemon" which is the from-concentrate stuff in the grocery store.
true lemon is in the packets (and other options now) and you can add it to cola, if you like it with lemon, or whatever else...

anyway, I figure, this travels well, so I'm trying it out at my workshop this week. So far so good!
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Thanks for reviving this thread as I've a lemon tree, not Meyer the other kind I think is called Eureka, and am always looking for reasons to use 'em up and keep forgetting that lemon water is a diuretic.

For those folks concerned about the acidic properties of lemons in the digestive track, lemons are very strange in that they are actually alkaline in the system, thus help to reduce the ph-level in the body to optimum. Of course, they are acidic in the mouth and do damage tooth enamel, but I've eaten raw lemons all my life and don't have any problems with the teeth because of it. My favorite snack as a kid was a lemon, eaten peel and all, or a raw potato....strange kid, I know.
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I go through about a lemon a day in water - so far hasn't helped me with weight loss LOL!
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I just drink more water when I squirt some fresh lemon in it. I also add a drop of ez-sweetz. I don't know if it helps weight loss, but drinking water is just plain good for you.
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I did my first lemon water day yesterday, it was also a DD for me. I sliced up 2 lemons, 1 meyer and 1 regular yellow, (Eureka?) into a 2 quart picture of water, drank it aal day while fasting til a little after 6 last night. I was down 2 pounds this morning, not sure what caused it, but I will take it! UD today, I have still had my lemon water, so maybe the bounce in the morning will not be as bad.
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Hey Juddd Buddds!! Just wanted to share, I am a lemon water Junkie, but,I like to change things up so I dont get bored!! the Last 2 days i have been doing Apple cinnamon water. (Fresh apple sliced and a cinnamon stick-I put it in a 2 quart pitcher)) It is supposed to be really good for speeding up your metabolism and getting rid of bloat/water weight. I was down almost a pound after an up day after my first day of drinking it, but it could just be my normal fluctuations, to soon to tell if it will help with the numbers, haha! I do know, It tastes REALLY good and its nice to have options :-)
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That sounds amazing! Thanks for the tip, I definitely want to try that when my current lemons have outlived their usefulness!
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I keep forgetting to buy lemons, but have found that a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a big glass of water has a similar diuretic effect for me. ACV is also supposed to help stabilize potassium levels.
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The True Lemon, True Lime and True Orange are AMESOME! Each packet is 0 everything accept I think there is less than 1 carb- otherwise 0. I used the True Orange in my water last night with 1 drop ez-sweetz

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Glad I found this thread . . . I have been wanting to sort out the difference between a glass of water with lemon juice v glass of water with apple cider vinegar in the morning. I have found recs for both for low carbers. What about the vinegar capsules . . . they would not have the extra liquid advantage. I don't mind vinegar or lemon, but would the capsules have some advantages when I am not a home with vinegar or lemon at hand?
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Glad I found this thread . . . I have been wanting to sort out the difference between a glass of water with lemon juice v glass of water with apple cider vinegar in the morning. I have found recs for both for low carbers. What about the vinegar capsules . . . they would not have the extra liquid advantage. I don't mind vinegar or lemon, but would the capsules have some advantages when I am not a home with vinegar or lemon at hand?
I really don't enjoy ACV in water, but the true lemon is awesome when on the go.
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