10 Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water

Lemon water can be really helpful for you, meaning it can detoxify your body in a completely natural way.

One of the most important benefit lemons provide is their strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting power. Lemons are amazingly efficient in the weight loss process, mostly because lemon juice helps digestion and cleans the liver. They contain a lot of nutrients –notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene – known for their efficacy in boosting immunity and fighting infections.

We have listed some of the amazing benefits you can enjoy by drinking a single cup of warm lemon water each morning. It’s as simple as that -- boil some water, let it cool for a while and add a lemon slice!

1. It helps you lose weight -- Lemons are rich in pectin, fiber which decreases appetite.

2. Improves digestion – Lemon juice helps the body discharge waste materia, by stimulating the liver to secrete acids important for the digestion.

3. Cleans the skin – Vitamin C reduces the pores and any skin imperfection. Lemon water cleans the toxins from the blood that affect the health of your skin.

4. Improves the immune system – Thanks to the large amount of vitamin C, which is excellent in fighting colds. Lemons also contain potassium, which stimulates the brain, nerves and controls the blood pressure.

5. Reduces respiratory problems – Warm lemon water will help you stop coughing and breathe more easily, so it is especially beneficial for people with asthma and allergies.

6. Balances pH -- This fruit is one of the most alkaline foods. Drink some lemon water, in order to reduce the acidity in your body. Lemons contain citric acid, but it does not affect the acidity in your body.

7. An excellent diuretic – Lemon accelerates the excretion of urine and thereby eliminates the toxins. The urinary tract is healthier when it is regularly cleaned.

8. Due to the large amount of vitamin C, lemon water is used in the treatment of infections, wounds, allergies and sore throat.

9. Drink it instead of coffee – Even though it contains no caffeine, lemon water is an excellent replacement for your morning coffee.

10. Freshens your breath, relieves toothache and gum inflammation, but be careful -- citric acid erodes the tooth enamel.

It is usually safe to drink lemon water during pregnancy, but if you’re experiencing heartburn during pregnancy, you may want to avoid citrus fruits.

Hi. I drink lemon water every day if possible but I have always wondered. Do I ruin the effect if I have a spoonful of organic honey in it?

Dear Ros,
don’t worry you can add honey in the lemon water, you will not ruin the effect.

I don’t understand why it has to be warm water. I drink lemon concentrate with room temperature water. Once inside my gut it will become the same temperature as warm water before it gets digested.

Thank you for very useful article , I am drinking warm lemon water in morning, up to 5 hour after getup in morning,without any breakfast, tea, Coffee. I got all benefit you have sajested. My diabetes is now controlled without any medicine from last two year.
Further thanx

Dear Betty, coffee can go with your breakfast, but drinking only coffee for breakfast will not start your day off right. So yes you can :)

hi just found this site over the moon i love theses vitimin advise but worried on what i can and cant take as i am taking warfarin are theses pointers okay for me tio try please

Dear Shirley
Warfarin is prescription drug so it is the best to contact your health care provider for medical advice.

Dear Aline,
Drinking through a straw can help minimize contact of the liquid with your teeth. Chewing a piece of sugarless gum will help remove acidic residue from your teeth. A slice of lemon in a glass of water is much less likely to cause a problem. Then again, even diluted lemon juice could potentially affect your teeth if you are sipping on it all day long.

Actually I want to know that I ‘ve bleeding piles in that case can I take hot water with lemon coz right now I am taking aloe vera juice in the morning in empty stomach. Plz suggest me any better option.

We suggest combining lemon water and cayenne for bleeding piles. But it is the best to consult with your doctor first about this problem.

Great article. Thank you. One question though … Would the hot water not destroy or decrease the nutritional properties of the lemon? Room temperature would not be good enough?
Thank you for your time.

Dear Elena,
Yes, very hot water can destroy the nutritional properties of lemon. So be sure to use warm water.

What about blood pressure? It decreases my blood pressure when I drink. Is there any other alternative?

Dear Gayane,
Actually lemon water can help to control your blood pressure. But for your problem you should talk to your doctor first.

I am going to try this. A few weeks ago after having a routine checkup done, I was told that my liver functions were elevated…. :(

Hi…can I try with normal water or it should be only hot boiling water ?
Can I try with lemon water with honey as well ?
I have observed that its giving negative impact on my skin in terms of glow….Is it so ?
Plz Reply with answers

Dear Diwakar,

It should be warm water.
Yes, you can add honey in the lemon water.
That is not true. Lemon water and vitamin C reduces the pores and disadvantages of skin. Water with lemon cleans the toxins from the blood that affects on the skin to be healthy.

Dear Maria,
3 to 4 cups of warm lemon water is enough. But make sure to drink one cup of warm lemon water in the morning.

Dear Diana,
Here is the recipe for Lemon Water:
1 cup water, just off the boil
1/2 lemon (freshly squeezed)
Take the cup of warm water and place it in a heat-proof mug.
Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and stir thoroughly.
Drink when temperature is cool enough to not burn your tongue.

We recommend to drink lemon water once a day, every morning.

FYI…your picture is misleading! Water with lemon over ice makes it sound refreshing, etc. then when you read the article it says it has to be hot water. Will you still get the benefits if you slice lemon in ice water and drink that? Thanks!

Dear Brooke we are sorry about the picture, now is changed. And the answer of your question is no…. you will not get the benefits if you slice lemon in ice water. You must make and drink warm lemon water.

You are welcome Hiede DOblon!
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for 1 cup hot water is it 1/2 lemon or can lemon concentrate be used if so how much? for detox drink.