So you have been trying to find a way to drink freshly squeezed lemon water during the day at work, but you are intimidated by the possibility of making a mess, or having to haul everything but the kitchen sink with you. Drinking lemon water is a great way to keep your body’s acid/alkaline balance, so let us show you how to do just that without the mess and any useless gear.
Here is what you will need: 1 fairly large lemon, 1 glass water bottle, and 1 sheet of paper towel.
The best way to do this is to cut up the lemon into 4 equal sized wedges. Make sure you cut once lengthwise and once across. This way you will have nice squeezable wedges which will funnel the juice towards the tip making it less likely that lemon drippings will end up on your invoices or monthly reports.
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Once the lemon is cut up put the wedges back together and wrap the whole lemon in a paper towel. This will absorb juice that may have escaped, but don't worry, your lemon will not bleed much. Using a paper towel is also a heck of a lot better than plastic wrap, especially with acidic fruits. Plus if the lemon does drip on your invoices you will know what to do...
There is one other added benefit of drinking lemon water in addition to its alkalizing property: It simply tastes great, so you will find that adding lemon to your plain water will make it easier to drink more each day to keep yourself properly hydrated.
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