Lemon and Lime Infused Water

Lemon Lime Water

As a child, I remember taking a sip of cola and feeling my throat and nose burn from the fizzy, acidic concoction. The only soda I could get down the hatch was lemon-lime flavored beverages (or the ever rare peach soda).

For many Americans, however, soda is their beverage of choice. I have several friends and family members who used to consume almost no water while drinking several cans of cola each day.

Unfortunately, research has shown us that consumption of sugary beverages is linked to a number of chronic conditions, most notably type 2 diabetes, in addition to obesity, dental caries, and hypertension.┬╣

Instead of reaching for a can of soda, go for a healthy glass of lemon and lime infused water.

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Non-Toxic Allergy-Friendly Citrus Bathroom Scrub

Non-Toxic, Allergy-Friendly Citrus Bathroom ScrubWhen I was a young kid, I remember cleaning the tub after every bath with one of those powder cleaners that come in a can. Afterwards, I always seemed to have a bit of respiratory irritation from indirectly inhaling the powder as I sprinkled it around the bathtub.

When I was a teenager, my grandmother mistakenly mixed Comet® Powder Bathroom cleaner with bleach. As you can probably guess, that did not go very well.

Mixing comet with bleach, or mixing cleaning supplies in general, can be very dangerous. Mixing bleach with ammonia, or anything acidic is a big “no-no” as it creates a very dangerous chemical reaction that can result in the formation of toxic chloramine vapor or toxic chlorine gas which can cause death at very high levels. Even at low levels, chlorine gas almost always causes respiratory distress and irritation of mucous membranes.

Luckily, my grandmother was okay. Needless to say, after that my family removed all of the dangerous cleaning products from her home.

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