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Possible Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

I have always had a cup of warm lemon water first thing every morning for years now. It has turned out to be a habit; but at first, I was not aware of its many health benefits, I just wanted to drink something warm other than coffee or tea.

However, with the advantage of today’s internet world, I have read several articles and blog post hyping the benefits of drinking warm water with lemon. Despite the sustained over-hyped surrounding the benefits of drinking lemon warm water, it remains true that there are some solid health benefits.

Therefore, in today’s post, I am going to share with you the top benefits of drinking lemon water. In addition, we will look at some of the myth surrounding its usage.

Possible health benefits that you can enjoy from drinking warm lemon water


  1. It helps and improves your digestion
  2. It lowers your risk of developing stroke related illness – studies have shown that eating citrus fruits may lower women’s stroke risk
  3. Lemon water might help cure kidney stones – studies have shown that the high content of citrate in lemon water  can help in the treatment of urinary calcium stones
  4. Boost your mood and energy level
  5. Boost your immune system - its high content of vitamin C, antioxidant and antibiotic compounds may help your immune system fights illness like cold and flu
  6. Reduces inflammation
  7. It gives you a happier and healthier skin
  8. It freshens your breath and help reduce body odour over time
  9. It may contribute to weight loss and hormonal balance – since it improves digestion, mood and energy levels
  10. It boosts your liver and lymphatic system


Now that you’ve seen the possible health benefits from drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning...
Let’s look at some of the amazing nutritional facts about lemons, what it contains and why it has so many benefits when combining with warm water.

Lemon contains antioxidants and other antibiotic compounds


Lemon water contains antioxidants and other plant-based antibiotic compounds that are beneficial and seem to support and protect your cells. One such plant-based compound is flavonoids, which is most often associated with the benefits of improving blood circulation, insulin sensitivity, and help to reduce oxidative stress.

In addition, researchers have found that the high amount of citrate in lemon water can successfully help in treating kidney stones. Simply put, the citrate in lemon can boost the urine’s ability to prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Drinking sufficient water is known to have many health benefits, some of which includes energy boost, digestive health and weight loss. Therefore, the same applies to lemon water.

==> So in a nut shell, lemon water can help treat kidney stones, protect your cells and improve metabolic health <==
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Lemon water is very simple to make and without doubt, one of the healthiest ways to kick start your day. I have been drinking the juice of a lemon in water for years now, and I can feel the difference in my mood and energy levels.

You can have it in cold, warm or hot water. Personally, I prefer it with warm water; especially in the morning to kick start my day and is a healthy replacement for my usual morning coffee. Even so, I still take coffee later in the day, but I always like to start my day with the juice of lemon water.

I always use real lemon instead of lemon juice concentrate, as I don’t trust the food industry. In addition, most of these products have some form of preservative that may react negatively with my body.

Easy and quick lemon juice in water recipe

  • Take a lemon
  • Crush it in a simple Citrus juicer
  • Remove seeds and pour water
  • Mix, then pour it into a cup and drink

You see, it doesn’t take that much time…
Once you start, you can juice it in few minutes…
So why not give it a try?

==> See recommended Citrus Juicers for quick and easy lemon juice in water <==

The most common myths surrounding the health benefits of lemon water


In recent years, I have heard many over-hyped health claims about lemon water. Yet, I haven’t found any scientific/empirical evidence to support those claims.
Of course, drinking sufficient water brings many additional health benefits, so as combining it with lemon juice.

Of course, drinking sufficient water brings many additional health benefits, so as combining it with lemon juice. 
But that does not make it a magic or the messiah to our health troubles 😊  

Below is a list of the most popular health myths surrounding lemon water


  • It fights cancer
  • It nurtures your IQ
  • It alkalises your body & balances pH Levels
  • It cleans and flushes toxins out from our body 
Possible harmful effects of lemon water


I haven’t experienced any problem with drinking lemon water. Therefore, personally, I would say it is perfectly safe to drink.

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Even so, it is recommended you rinse your mouth with pure water after drinking lemon water. This is because the acid content in lemons could damage your tooth enamel, which can decay part of your teeth over time.

Similarly, you can drink lemon water with a straw to reduce contact with your teeth.
In addition, it’s wise not to brush your tooth immediately after drinking lemon water. So, it's better to brush your teeth before breakfast if you're planning to drink lemon water with breakfast.

Now it’s your turn

I hope this article help raise your awareness about the possible health benefits of taking lemon water. If you have any questions, you're always welcome to leave a comment, check similar articles, or start a discussion.

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Peace and Blessings!

About the Author Samsu

Samsu is an industrious and dedicated civil and environmental engineer. He is also a health and fitness enthusiast, a fan of tech and sport, as well as a self-confessed personal growth addict. Samsu is keen on reading about new health, fitness, and self-development trends and is constantly trying to improve himself.

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