20 Unbelievable Reasons To Start Your Day With Water and Lemon

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20 Unbelievable Reasons To Start Your Day With Water and Lemon

Water has long been known for its healing properties and is considered to be the elixir of youth and beauty… keeping our skin young, firm and radiant. Among many other amazing benefits of water – its ability to eliminate toxins, to regenerate and improve overall health is paramount. Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace elements which we absolutely need. Lemon with water can be considered the best natural energy booster. When we wake up in the morning, our bodily tissues are dehydrated and are in need of water to push out toxins and rejuvenate the cells. In other words, this homemade “lemonade” helps eliminate internal toxins, regulating proper kidney and digestive tract functions by forcing them to work as smoothly as possible.

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20 Unbelievable Reasons To Start Your Day With Water and Lemon

  1. Water with lemon provides the body with electrolytes which hydrate your body. As lemons contain good amount of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
  2. Water with lemon is good for the joints, reducing pain in the joints and muscles.
  3. Warm water with lemon helps digestion as lemon contains citric acid. It interacts with other enzymes and acids which easily stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and digestion.
  4. The liver produces more enzymes from water with lemon than from any other food.
  5. Water with lemon cleanses the liver. Lemon juice stimulates the liver to release toxins.
  6. Water with Lemon helps fight infections of the respiratory tract, sore throats and inflammation of the tonsils. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of lemon.
  7. Warm water with lemon helps regulate natural bowel movement.
  8. Water with lemon is indispensable for the normal work of metabolism. Since lemon is a powerful antioxidant, it protects the body from free radicals and strengthens the immune system.
  9. Water with lemon aids in proper functioning of the nervous system (as lemon  has a high content of potassium). Depression and anxiety are often the result of low levels of potassium in the blood. The nervous system needs a sufficient amount of potassium to ensure sustainable signals to the heart.
  10. Water with lemon cleanses blood, blood vessels and arteries.
  11. Water with lemon can help lower blood pressure.  A daily intake of one lemon can reduce high blood pressure by 10%.
  12. Water with lemon creates an alkalizing effect in the body. Even if you drink it immediately before a meal,  it can help your body maintain a higher level of pH. The higher the pH, the more your body is able to fight diseases.
  13. Water with lemon is good for the skin. Vitamin C in lemon, improves our skin by rejuvenating the body.  Drinking water with lemon regularly (every morning) will improve the condition of your skin.
  14. Water with lemon  helps to dilute uric acid, the built up of which leads to pain in the joints and gout.
  15. Water with lemon is beneficial for pregnant women. Since lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, it acts as an adaptogen helping the body cope with viruses such as colds.  Furthermore, vitamin C helps the formation of bone tissue of the unborn baby. At the same time, due to the high content of potassium, a mixture of water with lemon helps forming cells of the brain and nervous system of the baby.
  16. Water with lemon relieves heartburn. For this, mix a teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water.
  17. Water with lemon helps dissolve gallstones,  kidney stones, pancreatic stones, and calcium deposits.
  18. Water with lemon helps with weight loss.  Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps suppress hunger cravings. Studies have proven  people with a better alkaline diet have lost weight faster.
  19. Water with lemon helps with tooth pain and gingivitis.
  20. Water with lemon prevents cancer. This is due to the fact that lemons are a highly alkaline food. Multiple studies have found that cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment.

 How and when to drink water with lemon:

For this purpose, use warm purified or spring water. Take half a Cup of warm water without sugar and squeeze in there at least half of lemon or lime. Better to use a special juicer (to get the most juice with minimal effort). You can also use lemon essential oil.  (where to find)

You need to drink water with lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Some recommend a drink of water one hour before meals for maximum results.

So, when life gives you a bunch of lemons, make water with lemons.


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  1. I have been drinking lemon in water first thing every morning for the last couple months. I am excited about all the health benefits. I have also been adding coconut oil to my cup of coffee that I begin sipping as soon as I am done with my lemon water. I have a couple questions. Should I be waiting a period of time before drinking my coffee after the lemon water? And also, I would like to incorporate ACV and local honey in my daily routine. I have seen several sites that suggest adding it to the warm lemon water in the am but I’m not sure that overloading my system with so many things might affect the potency of the ingredients? Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Blessings!

    • Hi Beth! It’s recommended to wait 30 minutes before you start drinking coffee or eating food. I would take ACV with honey separately. You can add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to one glass of water and sip with each meal.

  2. I know fresh lemon would be best, but would using ReaLemon lemon juice be an adequate substitute for fresh lemons?

  3. I sppke to an older lady who has been doing this for many many years now her dentist has told her, she had enamel damage to her teeth so please watch out everything in moderation

    • Always rinse after with water with a little baking soda. I keep a bottle with the mixture on my bathroom sink. This rinse breaks the acid in the mouth. It amazes me that Dentists don’t say this. Thankfully mine did.

    • Hi Barb! Lemon juice from concentrate lacks the nutritional value of fresh squeezed lemon juice. It has to do with the heating during the extraction process.

  4. I would like to get my husband to drink this, too, but he only drinks lime in his water. Do limes give the same health benefits?

    • Hi Debbie! You can use limes instead of lemons. Limes have an alkalizing effect in the body as well.

  5. HI! where I live lime is abundant but lemon is not very common, do they have the same effect or should I try to find lemon? thank you!

  6. I just wanted to comment on your post: Excellent!
    Also, that you immediately answer any questions that come up: Excellent!
    Thank You.. this post and thread has been extremely informative.

  7. Anya I love your work! have you referenced any of it? if so I could use it for a paper I’m writing.

    • Hi Mary! Thank you! Sure, you can use it for your paper! Do you need the sources?

  8. Anya that would be fantastic!! thank you, can you email them to me or tell me where I can find them. Thanks again!

  9. Hi I’ve been taking 2 tablespoons lemon from organic lemons and 1 teaspoon local honey in eight ounces of water every morning…. Besides detoxing the liver what other benefits am I getting because I’m feeling super good!!:)

  10. If using the essential oil, how much? I use Young Living oils, and they’re pretty powerful! In half a cup of water, I would think one drop, but would like to hear your thoughts.

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    • Lemons are Alkaline Forming This is because their acids, such as citric acid, are weak acid and the Lemon’s overall nutrients are alkaline.

  13. Hello. I’ve been doing a lemon detox drink tha tis 1/4 cup warm water, 1 tbsp of Bragg’s cider vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne, and one squeezed lemon. I feel better, have lost weight and can see a difference in my skin. Is this alright to do it twice a day?

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  15. I started drinking warm water with lemon ten days ago and my skin got worse. Several pimples appeared. It is normal that happen? Should I stop drinking?

  16. I would like to know some of the sources for some of these claims. I’m not denying them, I just don’t take everything I read on the net to heart without some reliable sources.

  17. I have celiac disease and have been eating glutenfree for many years. This morning I inadvertenly ate an amaranth cereal bar (zonnatura) which contained gluten. I reacted vehemently, diarrhea, nausea, very foggy brain. Wanting to get this out my siystem, I’ve been drinking warme lime juice with some sugar added in the hope that this would cleanse my system from glutens. I wonder if this is a good idea. i can;t find any information on what to do to counteract the effects of a gluten attack, except of course for not eating any gluten. Well, that I have been doing ;;;;;;;;;;;;for a decade and a half.

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