Lasang Pinoy, Sundays #4 – Lemon Water

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I like a slice of lemon in my glass of coke and even inside my bottle of beer. But ever heard of lemon water? This refreshing, rejuvenating drink is simply water with slices of lemon in it. I now have this habit of having a pitcher of lemon water next to me while working.


Try it. It’s really good. What are the benefits of drinking lemon water? Check this out:

Apart from being an amazing body alkalizer/alkaliser, lemon water also gives the following health benefits:

- Lemons are antiseptic.
– Lemon water has excellent digestive properties and can ease heartburn, bloating and other digestion problems.
– Lemon water cleanses and stimulates the liver and kidneys.
– Lemon juice contains calcium, magnesium and potassium.
– Lemon juice has been known to relieve asthma.
– Lemon water (hot) offers relief from cold and flu symptoms while providing some much needed Vitamin C.
– Lemon juice is a great skin cleanser.

Lasang Pinoy, Sundays.

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I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dad’s teen ‘sous chef’ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard ‘turo-turo’ food ranging from the likes of menudo, adobo, pritong isda, dinuguan, binagoongan, bopis, munggo, pinakbet and giniling to merienda fares like goto, ginataan, pancit bihon, halu-halo and saging con yelo.

My father, a farmer in his hometown before working his way to becoming an accountant, definitely influenced my cooking in a lot of ways than I thought. My siblings and I were raised in a backyard full of fruit trees and vegetable garden. We spent weekends and the summer breaks running around with ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. I had wonderful memories of gathering eggs, butchering chickens, selling vegetables and the sweet aroma of preserved fruits. But my love for art led me to a degree in Architecture. Just few months after getting my license, I went abroad and lived independently at age 23. Definitely no maid, no cook, and a totally different food culture. Along the way I met lots of friends and spent what seemed a lifetime learning new tricks and recipes.

Now living in Auckland, I am a work-from-home mum who juggles time between work, fun and family - in pursuit of work-life balance. No matter how busy I am, I love the idea of cooking for my family. My blog chronicles home cooking greatly influenced by life outside my home country from Southeast Asia to Beijing and Auckland. And most of the time, being busy also means easy (sometimes quick), affordable meals.

9 thoughts on “Lasang Pinoy, Sundays #4 – Lemon Water

  1. i’ve heard and have been doing this once in awhile but! didn’t know all the benefits it can give you! from now on…i’ll also have a pitcher of lemon water on this desk esp. after reading #2! so there’s no recipe/formula here right? just add a slice or two in a pitcher of wataer?

  2. i used to equate lemon water with something that you dip your fingers in after eating seafood, hehe. pero my hubby has a penchant for it, he always asks for water with lemon whenever we go out to eat (mas matipid but a little more sossy than just water, haha!).

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  3. So refreshing indeed! :) It was my mom who first introduced me to this when I visited them while my dad was based in Jakarta.

    Thanks for letting me know its health benefits as well! I’m now making a mental note to serve this to my kids when we get back to the “kingdom” from our home leave here in Pinas. Am sure it will be a hit – especially with the scorching desert heat!

    BTW, hope you don’t mind… have a quickie tag for you here:

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