Why Lemons?

Sunday, 15 October 2017

You might be wondering. Why the lemon obsession?
Honestly, I'm not even quite sure how it came to be...but somewhere along my life's timeline I grew a strong liking towards lemons and now I'm unashamed to say that this yellow citrus has somehow become a part of my social identity.
Fun fact: From age 10 till 18, I was a competitive figure skater.  Literally all I wore was Lululemon, so that might've helped fuel my obsession.

Lemons. Citrus limon. People think I'm crazy when I say lemons are sweet. But it's true, if you just get past that initial punch of sourness, you'll reach a refreshing citrus-y sweetness. There's something about lemons that look so calmingly aesthetic. Also, let's not forget about the smell of lemons. Not only do they smell ah-mazing, studies also show that the aromatic effects of lemons soothe stress and anxiety! How cool is that? I own an essential oil diffuser, so you are 100% right if you thought "this girl's room probably smells like lemons". On a side note though, I am a total supporter of aroma diffusers. Aromatherapy can do wonders! Scents like lavender, lemon, and Ylang Ylang do a magical job of calming down ones soul. Try it.

Another easy way to incorporate lemons into your life is lemon water! Lemons have many health benefits, so simply mixing some fresh lemon juice into your water every morning can do wonders. Lemon water has been shown to improve mood, energy levels, immune system, and metabolic health.

One of my personal favourites is hachimitsu lemon, or honey lemon. I haven't really heard of it being a thing here in North America, but in Japan honey lemons are popular. Here's how it's made: Slice however many lemons you want, and spread them out/stack them into a container. Pour honey all over, so that it fully covers the lemons. Close the container and refrigerate for at least a day. That's it! Once done, you can separate the lemons from the honey mixture. You can either snack on the lemons as is (the honey will have seeped into the lemon, resulting in the lemon to be more sweet than sour) or drop it in a cup of tea to sweeten/flavour up your tea. For the honey mixture, you can mix a tablespoon or 2 of it into hot water to make a sweet, comforting drink. It's perfect for those chilly days, or if you're down with a cold!

So what are you waiting for? The next time you're grocery shopping, grab a lemon or two! If you aren't already, hopefully I've converted you into a lemon-lover ;)

Love, Lena

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