I have a friend who I met through the internet (as I have met MANY of you!!)
His name is Adam and he has been working on a project for quite awhile now.
What I love about Adam is that his product is more than just a cool drink (which it is!!)
It is about his STORY and how he turned Lemons into… well…. LÉMONESSE.™
(keep reading below but also check out my instagram to see me trying it for the first time!!)
Check out his KickStarter campaign and his story below:
When Live Gives You Lemons Turn Them Into LÉMONESSE.™ When one door closes another opens. LÉMONESSE™ was born after I was involved in a life-changing drunk driving accident. I starting playing baseball when I just just 5 years old. Essentially I lived, breathed and ate baseball. After years of blood, sweat and tears I was playing college baseball and on a path to a hopeful professional career. While in college I returned home for Christmas break to see my older brother who had returned from his military service in Iraq. On a quiet December night, our family was headed to Church when a drunk driver crossed the median and hit my brother and I head on. My Mom, Dad, younger brother, and sister all watched this unfold in the car ahead of them.My baseball dreams were crushed. I suffered multiple surgeries as a result of the accident. I was forced to re-focus my dreams and aspirations. I decided to take the passion that I had for baseball and my desire to become a professional athlete and put it into an entrepreneurial journey that would teach me more about life, love, and lemons than I ever could have imagined.
If you want to find MORE about LÉMONESSE.™ follow ALL of their social media! and tell Adam hello and great job!!
Here’s Some Lemon Facts
There are numerous health benefits of lemons. Listed below are 3 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water on a Daily Basis.
1) Overall Bodily Health
Lemon juice helps to flush out unwanted toxins from the body. Lemons contain high levels of antioxidants called bioflavonoids. Research shows that bioflavonoids may modify allergens, viruses, and carcinogens. Lemon water contains very little calories if any and also helps you stay hydrated by adding a healthy flavoring to your water. A simple shot of lemon can spruce up that boring old water and add a wealth of benefits.
2) Balances pH Levels
Contrary to what most people believe lemon water, although acidic in nature, is actually treated by the body as a base once ingested. We consume an over-abundance of acidic foods thus lowering our bodies pH level. Our body is constantly working to maintain homeostasis and by eating too many acidic foods we aren’t helping our bodies to maintain the desired 7.4 pH level. Lemon water can help the body maintain a homeostatic state by alkalizing the blood and reversing the effects of highly acidic foods.
3) Digestive Boost
A study in the “International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.” released in 2011 stated that taste receptors for bitter substances trigger your pancreas to secrete digestive enzymes and your gall bladder to release bile. This helps the digestive process along and makes the process of eliminating waste products from the body easier.
4) Scurvy treatment
Scurvy is caused by a vitamin C deficiency. Scurvy causes general weakness, anemia, gum disease, and skin hemorrhages.
5) Gall/Kidney Stone Reduction
The citric acid in lemon juice assists in dissolving gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones.
Lemons have powerful antibacterial properties; lemon juice has been found to assist in the degradation of bacteria of diseases such as malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid as well as others.
7) Acne treatment
The alkalizing effect of lemons aid in the reduction of the bacteria known to cause acne.
8) Freshen Breath
A breath of freshness. Lemons and warm water can help freshen breath.
9) Digestion Help
Drinking a glass of lemon water with a meal can help stimulate the production of stomach acid which can aid in the digestion process.
10) Assist in Weight Loss Lemons contain a soluble fiber called pectin that has been shown to help with weight loss. Another great benefit of lemons aiding in weight loss comes by adding lemon to your water. This adds flavor without the calories. In addition you can reap all the other health benefits lemons bring to your body.