Do you get a good night's rest only to wake up feeling tired anyway? I used to, too. It's hard to be productive because you lack the energy and makes your day feel super long. Well, if this is you, then stumbling across this article was a lucky break for you because I'm going to share a drink recipe that will work wonders for you.
The drink consists of a combination of olive oil and lemon juice. I know it sounds nasty, but it's actually pretty good! It tastes a lot like a vinegar and olive oil salad dressing.
Olive oil is the oil that is created by pressing whole olives. Its use dates back as far as 2600 BC when it was used in medicines, oil lamps, soaps and religious rituals, but its main use by far was in cooking. Its health benefits became well-known in the 1950s with The Mediterranean Diet - a diet that advocates eating mainly fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy products, whole grains, fish, poultry, legumes and monounsaturated fats (mostly in the form of olive oil) and very little red meat.
The monounsaturated fat, mostly in the form of oleic acid, is what makes olive oil so good for you. It fights free radical damage which is the leading cause of most diseases. Ingesting this fat is beneficial to the cardiovascular system, can help prevent atherosclerosis and prevent certain types of cancer!
So, let's get to that recipe, shall we? You just mix 1 Tablespoon of olive oil with 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice, shake it up so it's well-combined, and take on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Yes, it's really that simple! It is highly recommended to use room temperature organic extra virgin olive oil and juice from an organic lemon at room temperature. Here are some benefits you can expect:
1. Relief from Constipation
The olive oil acts as a lubricant in your digestive system. The lemon juice will help get those digestive juices flowing, which will help with digestion. It stimulates the liver and gallbladder which will also aid in digestion. Bottom line - no more constipation!
2. Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
I mentioned this before. The oleic acid in olive oil works wonders for your cardiovascular system.
3. Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief
This drink will help reduce the pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
4. Balance and Stimulate the Liver and Gall Bladder
Drinking this can prevent and halt the progress of the formation of gallstones. Mix the olive oil and lemon with about a half cup of room temperature water. Drink 1 hour before eating to help detox the gallbladder, kidneys and liver.
It is very highly recommended to talk to your doctor before you start drinking this on a regular basis. And, if you already have gallbladder problems, it can cause a lot of abdominal pain.