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Top 10 Health Benefits of Lemon Water

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We often hear health experts say that drinking a glass of warm water with lemon every day early in the morning is good for our health. Here’s why:

  • Water is extremely good for your health as it is the best way to keep the body hydrated, and it helps flush out harmful toxins.
  • Lemon is a good source of many nutrients like calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamins A, C and B-complex as well as pectin fiber, proteins and carbohydrates. Lemon’s citric acid and strong antibacterial, antiviral and immune-boosting powers also help keep you healthy.

To easily reap the benefits, just squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a glass of purified, lukewarm water. If you want, you can add a little honey too. Drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and wait 30 minutes before eating your breakfast.

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Here are the top 10 health benefits of drinking lemon water.

1. Improves Digestion

Several components in lemon stimulate your liver to produce more bile needed for healthy digestion. Also, lemon assists the digestive system in flushing unwanted materials and toxins out of the body.

A daily glass of warm lemon water helps relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching and bloating.

It also prevents constipation and diarrhea by promoting smooth bowel functioning. The American Cancer Society recommends this healthy drink to cancer patients to help stimulate bowel movements.

2. Aids Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight, drinking a glass of warm lemon water with honey will definitely help you reach your goal. Lemon is high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings and keeps you feeling full for a longer time.

Also, the combination of warm water, honey and lemon creates a more alkaline atmosphere in your stomach helping you lose weight faster.

3. Clears Skin

Daily consumption of warm lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It helps purify your blood and encourages growth of new blood cells.

Also, the high vitamin C content as well as other antioxidants in lemon helps keep the skin free from wrinkles and blemishes and helps combat free-radical damage.

The water and honey add restorative, antibacterial and collagen-boosting properties to promote your skin health.

4. Supports Immune System

Warm lemon water also boosts the immune system. Being rich in vitamin C, lemon helps boost the immune system and assists the body in fighting colds and flu.

Plus, lemon enhances the body’s ability to absorb iron, an important nutrient for a healthy immune system. Lemon also contains saponins, which have antimicrobial properties that help keep infections at bay.

5. Treats Bad Breath

The acidic nature of lemon, combined with the medicinal properties of honey and water, can help eliminate bad breath. It cleanses the mouth and activates production of saliva that kills odor-causing bacteria.

Lemon water also helps get rid of the white film on your tongue that usually develops while you sleep. This white film consists of decaying food and bacteria that cause bad breath.

6. Balances pH Levels

Lemon is one of the best alkalizing foods for the body as it contains both citric and ascorbic acid that help maintain the pH levels. A good pH level is essential as too much acidity in the body can be inflammatory.

Drinking lemon water regularly on an empty stomach in the morning helps remove overall acidity in the body, including uric acid in the joints that is one of the primary causes of pain and inflammation.

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104 thoughts on “Top 10 Health Benefits of Lemon Water”

    1. I prefer cutting the lemon in half and squeezing it with a handheld half lemon squeezer into water or an herbal tea. There are many herbal teas with different health properties. I usually sun brew my tea in a plastic container and then place the container in the refrigerator. Then I use it for 2 days as a cold tea with my lemons or mandarin oranges which I squeeze in for flavor and the nutrients. Be sure to brush your teeth with a good protective toothpaste once a day. Lemon juice is strong and can make your teeth sensitive if you are lackadaisical in using a good toothpaste. It is also a superb cleanser and works well when added to clothes washing, or dishwashing liquids.

  1. its really work,before i have a belly fats ,then i use to drink lemon water in the morning im loosing wiegth and my belly fats is going lesser and lesser

    1. i have the tree at the back yard I have been drinking it ,and havin it as a face mask tell u it works wonders .however m suprised with other benefits …lucky me

  2. Only use Natural Lemon for being 100 percent Organic and natural lemon tastes more refreshing and impacts rapidly , try using the lemon with juicy pulp not the one with no juice in it but only dry pulps !

  3. would daily intake of honey not b harmful to a diabetic n if so what can b substituted with warm lemon water, pl reply for quick wt loss

  4. The fat busting effect of lemons is so impressive,plus all the other good benefits it gives my body, Im hands down to it . Thats why I always drink it in the morning and at night.

      1. make sure it as hot as you can stand to driink. i promise you you will see results wiht in 1 hour. oh please. Don”t for get to drink 2 more with in the hour. Use A 7-8 OUNCE GLASS. Good Luck.

    1. Also massage your stomach by using ur fingers nd circling ur belly button in a clockwise direction for a few minutes.Tht wll help bowel movement.Also try to increase fiber in ur daily diet nd drink 8glasses of water.

    2. 100% pure pineapple juice works well. Also if u don’t like prune juice get some Welch grape juice, warm in a coffee cup and sip. Once you finish sip on h20 and it will work wonders.

  5. hi,thank u for d top 10…
    i start drink the lemon in the morning…
    n i m waiting for lemon juice benefit.
    thank u again.. 🙂

  6. Yes it is true, i have had constipation before this and since i practice drinking natural lemon juice+warm water, i poo every morning since and i feel great!

    1. Two tbs. Lemon juice with honey or molasses in 8 oz. of warm water is good for killing cancer cells. Everybody has cancer cells floating around but as long as you have a strong immune system it will keep those cells from getting together and creating tumors. Cancer cells are acidic and lemon juice with honey or molasses helps kill those cells. Cancer Cells, being acidic loves sugar (Glucose) and will seek it out. With the glucose mixed with the alkalinity of the lemon juice the cancer cells will take in the alkalized lemon juice when it takes in the Glucose. The alkalinity of the lemon juice will neutralize the acidity of the cancer cell and turn it into a regular oxygenated cell. You will have one more good cell and one less cancer cell.

        1. Use alkaline water is well alkaline diet cancer thrive in acidic body no alkaline lemon broccoli tomatoes bake , alkaline water , cinnamon, Etc helps to destroy T cells , but some of us have a confused immune who mistaken attack the body what we do then ? We use TNF blockers who cause cancer best no or we make atomic bomb ? Or sulphazaline?

  7. Hi, Some said With or without Honey, result is same if Warm water with 1/2 lemon squeezed. Does Honey really help in weight reduction or it just enhances the taste?

  8. Thank you for this site it really helps us. Can I used calamansi instead of lemons? lemons are very rare in our place, what is the best substitutes for lemons? thank you and more power ! God Speed.

  9. Is it ok to use lime. I drink half a cup of fresh ginger warm water every morning.
    N during day time 3 or 4 glasses of bottle lemon water.please reply.
    Very informative site. Than you.

  10. I dont.dint.what to do im constipated and i m tired to drink prunes juice everyday to make me poop poop..i will try this stuff to make me help for everyday my routine.

    1. I do both lemon and ACV you can do both or either it depends what your in the mood for. Some people don’t like the taste.

  11. Thanks, I have been using it for a couple of weeks ago with garlic because I am having high blood.

  12. i am using lemon water in the morning and having weight lose and also feeling so good. It’s really works so fast.

  13. wao , thats nice information , i wanna also reduce my belly fat , can any body help me abt the natural treatment abt bulging of disc L4 & L5

  14. Hello,
    I started 2 weeks ago drinking ginger and lemon tea and I put a teaspoon of honey in my cup. I drink it hot and lasts for 1/2 hr of drinking it. I drink 5 cups a day of it. I also drink peppermint tea too.

  15. I really like to try this but can i substitute calamansi instead of lemon? Lemons in our country is very expensive and very rare to find.

  16. i was a Coke addict 8 cans a day for years didn’t drink water ,Dr advice me to cut down,but was hard ,when i read about this lemon & water ,wow after few days cut down to 4 cans…but now because of lemon all I want water,no more coke or any sodas and I feel great & healthy..

  17. Please can lime be used if lemon can’t be found? and can it be given to a small child if she has constipation? Thanks

    1. Yes this is true warm lemon water give you a lot of energy and it regulate you, I was starving for energy for years and and with warm lemon water it took less then a week to free from low energy and constipation ( due to medication).

  18. I was told many many years ago. tepid or room temp water with a twist of lemon and a sprinkle of ground ginger everyday cleans the pipes and keeps everything running smoothly.

  19. I mix green chai and kalunji onion seed powder and boil it. I drink 4 cups in intervals after lunch and i feel really healthy and fresh. Your lemon sujjestion is wonderful my father use to drink every day but it is in chilled water.

  20. hi thank you for very good info about home remedies can you drink warm lemon and apple cider at the same time?
    also my brother had a beer belly which he don’t drink of course only heavy food at night started to drink warm lemon with honey and cinnamon first think in the morning and green tea after dinner has lost a lot of belly fat within 3 months so thx u god bless

  21. Hi
    good info all round
    I drink hot fresh lemon with honey and cinnamon and ginger it works wonders for a month I have seen my waist line coming back you can also buy ginger and cinnamon lemon in tea bags just add honey to it honey is good it helps to lose weight to but cut out the fizzy drinks cakes biscuits chocolates crisp and pizza add dairy products to your every day intake exercise 15 minutes a day dancing skipping or boxing is very good but don’t forget to warm up first helps to and your posture when your sitting keep your back straight and belly pulled in because that is the only muscle that don’t move you have to do it
    good luck to you all

  22. Hi
    face masks from your kitchen for wrinkle and clear fair skin I use honey on my face with used lemons rub in well for an hour or so or you can leave it over night also plain light yogurt rub in until it dries and also egg whites you can use until it dries wash it off
    it takes years of I been using them for few years and every one cant guess my age use these every other day taking turns what you want to use first honey and lemon used tighter clears acne to
    good look to you all

    1. I use both a maintainece and a rescue inhaler and yes you can drink the lemon or lemon and honey water. Another great trick for alkalizing the body-although not as pleasant-is 1 teaspoon of aluminum free baking soda in 8 oz of pure water. Dr Sircus recommends this constantly for keeping cancer away, and it helps with GI troubles, UTI’s, kidney infections, etc.

  23. Jethro June 30, 2016
    It looks too good to be true that we have such lemon that can perform multiple activities in the body. I surely give it a try right now.

  24. Lemon water and natural honey from the hive that is not processed are on two different sides of the fence. If the honey is processed the enzymes that the bees create are gone, the enzymes are a natural cancer fighting agent. Therefore the Lemon and natural honey are great together with multiple health benefits. Lime water and honey are on the same side of the fence, you get the health benefits from the lime and water by itself, the honey will flavor it for you if lime is too bitter for you.

  25. Great article.

    I have these items in my bathroom.

    ACV- green tea combo
    Lemon for my face
    tumeric for my teethe whiting
    coconut oil for cellulite and teethe whiting
    Coffee ground and honey for facial
    Bicarb for facials and hair cleansing
    Drink Fresh lemon /ACV/honey/ginger/aloe.. first thing in the morning and last thing before bed, i also drink about 2 litres in the course of the day.. I have really bad reflux /IBS and all the acidic problems, i have lost 7 Kilos in one month. My energy has returned. I don’t have a big appetite now. And NO more water retention due to pain in the abdominal areas.

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