March 31, 2010

When life gives you lemons...

If there's one fruit you should always keep a stock of its (drum roll) lemon! No not for all those tequila shots, but more so for all the benefits they provide. Maybe some of you are already aware of the benefits but you might have missed a few. 

There’s a common misconception that because lemon is classified as a citrus fruit it has an acidic effect on our bodies. Quite the opposite actually, I learnt through my nutritionist that lemons have an alkaline effect, which is extremely beneficial considering most of the foods people consume have acidic effects on us.

The benefits include:
  • ridding the body of toxic materials, especially in our liver
  • relieving heartburn, indigestion and bloating due to its digestive qualities
  • fighting sore throats
  • fighting the common cold and fever
  • outstanding source of vitamin C
  • high in potassium
  • rich in vitamin  B1
  • speeding up your metabolism
  • regulating your blood carbohydrate levels which positively affects the blood oxygen levels
  • it’s calcium helps our bones and teeth
  • treating asthma
  • promising successful treatment of pancreatic stones and has also been employed to dissolve kidney stones
Of course, everything in moderation - I'm not saying eat lemons all day long. It's always good to dilute half a lemon in a glass of warm water (just make sure the lemon juice has not been exposed to air too long otherwise its nutrients will disappear). Your body will love you if you drink this twice a day...

March '10 Playlist

help i'm alive - metric
mowgli's road - marina and the diamonds
qui est cette fille - yelle
you and i - medina
hey you - crystal fighters 
hand me down your love - hot chip
solo - chew lips
we have love - hot chip
jump in the pool - friendly fires
shove it - santigold
paris (aeroplane remix) - friendly fires
never forget you - noisettes
i am not a robot - marina and the diamonds
we could be friends - freelance whales
menteur - charlie
on the sly - metric
un petit peu d'air - felipecha
le sapin - charlie
shelter - the xx
infinity - the xx

Happy Birthday!

It's been one year since I started this blog and it's crazy to think of how much happens in a year. Not sure about you but I never thought I'd be where I am today. Every once in a while it's good to reflect on the way our lives are progressing forward, appreciating all the changes and obstacles we've overcome and learning from the mistakes we've made. I hope everyone is able to move closer and closer to their goals each day. I also hope the music and random posts here and there have still been entertaining :) 
all my love,

March 22, 2010

avoiding cheaters is getting easier

Tired of finding out if a guy is a waste of time on your own? I'm pretty sure you are, and probably every other girl around. That's why you can either share the losers you've experienced or be warned of other ones at the site Don' Might be a pushing it a little but still entertaining. 

March 3, 2010

February '10 Playlist

stars come out - calvin harris
i'll get you ft. jeppe - classixx
tonight (above & beyond mix) - dirty vegas
rabbit heart - florence & the machine
anyway - armand van helden & a-track
left my heart in tokyo - mini viva
light reading - late night alumni
walk in the park - beach house
starring - freelance whales
once and never again - the long blondes
it's love - chris knox
i don't know why i love you - ivy
bum like you - robyn
everybody - ingrid michaelson
be be your love - rachel yamagata
kathleen - david gray
possibility - lykke li