Drink Lemon Water

We all know that we need to drink plenty of fluids in order to stay hydrated. Drinking lemon water is a tasty way to get a lot of benefits.

It reduces inflammation. Lemon water reduces the acidity levels in your body that leads to inflammation. It also reduces levels of uric acid in your joints.

It helps digestion. Lemon water reduces toxins in the digestive tract and helps counteract the problem of heartburn and bloating.

It helps to lose weight. Lemon water contains pectin fiber. Pectin fiber is known to help suppress food cravings, especially for sweets.

It cleans the system. Lemon water stimulates the liver, which stimulates enzyme activity in the body. This helps the liver work more effectively to remove toxins from the body.

It helps the immune system. Lemon water is full of Vitamin C, which is vital to the immune system.

It will help the skin. With its ability to remove toxins from the blood, lemon water has a major impact on keeping the skin blemish free.

It will help heart and brain health. Lemon water contains high levels of potassium, which contributes to the health of our vital organs.

It replenishes body salts. Efforts that cause you to sweat a lot deplete important salts. The potassium in lemon water as well as the way in which it balances out the pH level in the body helps restore lost salts.

It helps prevent colds. Most common cold remedies contain lemon in some way. The vitamin C in lemon water can help again


Adopt A Soldier For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a special time of year when no one should be alone if it can be helped. It’s a time to give thanks and spend quality time with family and friends.

Unfortunately, the reality for many service members is that they’re stationed thousands of miles away, can’t afford the plane ticket home, or are in the middle of training and won’t be able to spend Thanksgiving with friends and loved ones.

Thankfully, there are a lot of really great programs that can help connect your family to those service members to provide them with a little piece of home.

It’s an experience that will give Thanksgiving a new meaning especially if you have children. Their experience will be a story they will tell over and over again.

Most military bases have official Adopt a Service Member programs to connect service members with local families to enjoy a home-cooked meal and the company of a family for the holidays.

If you’re interested in participating, you may need to make a few phone calls, but the time spent will be worth it. These programs are known by many names such as “Operation Home Cooking,” “Adopt an Airman,” “Host a Marine,” “Adopt a Soldier,” etc.

The easiest way to adopt a solider is to reach out the nearest military installation’s MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) office to inquiry about their specific holiday programs.

Another option is to check with the nearest Armed Services YMCA or USO office. Lastly, googling adopt a service member, soldier, marine etc + city will often yield a local holiday program as well.

If a program is not yet established in your area, you can reach out to service members on your own through your contacts or start your own program.

Another seat at the table is no big deal for most families. You may be a bit nervous about hosting troops you don’t know but that feeling will dissipate quickly and it will be an experience that your family and the service person you host will remember forever.