fitness, health

The Benefits of Lemon Water

Yesterday I mentioned that I am back to drinking lemon waters in the morning. Some of you asked what benefit I get from it other than my water having a flavor. I decided it would be a great post topic.

With anything, what I am about to say could be considered hokum or poppycock by some. However, there have been many studies and claims on the subject. I also believe that sometimes if you believe in something, then it works for you too! lemons



Lemon water…

-is an excellent source of vitamin C, it also contains: citric acid, magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus

-is known as a toxin flush

-balances the pH levels in the body

-aids in digestion

-helps nourish brain and nerve cells

-provides natural energy

-strengthens the liver

-replenishes body salts after a work out

-reduces pain and inflammation in joints as it disolves uric acid

-helps in the prevention of wrinkles and acne on skin

-helps fight eye problems

-gives the immune system a boost

-serves as a powerful antibacterial

-freshens your breath

-supposedly aids in weight loss

-stops UTI’s

-reduces phlegm

-promotes healing

Some have asked how much lemon to use? I did some research and it looks to be based on weight. If you are 150 pounds or less, you use half a lemon. If you are over 150 pounds you want to use an entire lemon.

Now if that isn’t enough reason to start, I really don’t know what is folks! Are you going to try this? I would love to hear your thoughts after a week or so. I have been telling everybody to do this.

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  • Reply Joey January 22, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Yeah, you’ve convinced me. I’m not a fan of lemon in my water, but for these benefits it’s totally worth a shot! I’ll be picking up a freaking bag of lemons at the grocery store this weekend! Thanks for the tip, friend!

  • Reply Stephanie January 22, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I love lemons. I used to eat them plain as a kid, but my dentist said it was bad on my teeth enamel 🙁 Lemon water it is!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter January 22, 2015 at 10:44 am

    I actually hate having lemons in my water. It sucks bc my Company supplies fresh lemons in our refrigerator every day so I could easily add them but they just sicken me. Idk why.

  • Reply kristen January 22, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I just really hate the taste of lemon… ugh, I wish I liked it.

  • Reply Tracie January 22, 2015 at 11:08 am

    me and lemon, lime, cucumber… anything in my water really, get down! I love to add stuff to my water, currently it’s lemon and lime. So much so, that I have a tupperware full of slices in my lunchbag to carry with me.

  • Reply HEATHER My Little HEA January 22, 2015 at 11:09 am

    You know I am going to do this but I need to get some from the store so it hasn’t happened yet. So excited to see it has all of those benefits in one list. I’ve heard of many reasons, but that’s so many more! I just wish I could get them at restaurants – I’ve heard they’re one of the dirtiest things in the kitchen and it totally creeps me out!

  • Reply Laura January 22, 2015 at 11:11 am

    I need to hop on this bandwagon! I’m just zero good at remembering lemons when I go to the grocery store. But those benefits should make it totally worth it!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph January 22, 2015 at 11:27 am

    I use three or four slices in my water daily, Always the most in the morning!

  • Reply Meegan January 22, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I am the worst with Lemons! I take them off at restaurants but maybe I should give them another chance, especially for those benefits!

  • Reply Julia January 22, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Oh yay thank you so much for sharing this! With all of those benefits I am totally doing this!

  • Reply Nadine January 22, 2015 at 11:50 am

    So glad that you posted this! After reading your post yesterday, I was thinking how I should pick up some lemon. I have a commute in the morning, so like you said, it would be the perfect time to drink some lemon water!

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie January 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Oh awesome! I always put half a lemon in my breakfast smoothies and never really thought about why. Well yay for us!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs January 22, 2015 at 11:58 am

    All of this, AND it makes your water taste better! It’s a win-win!

  • Reply Kerry January 22, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I love lemon water. So many benefits, it just makes sense.

  • Reply Tracy January 22, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I used to HATE lemon in my water but I’ve really come around and now I love it! I’ve been slacking off on remembering to put lemon in my water but I just put some in this morning. I really think you can tell the difference in the way you feel!

  • Reply Morgan January 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    I’m definitely going to start doing this. The added taste alone is good enough reason for me!

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  • Reply kathy@ realtalk January 22, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    yes to this!!!! i usually have some on the weekends but i’m thinking of slicing a few to toss in my water at work.

  • Reply Pinky January 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Love me some lemon water!

  • Reply alyssa January 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I used to do this every day, but then I started cutting down my grocery trips and could never remember to have lemons in the house. I still drink tons of water (pretty much nothing else except for morning coffee during the day) but there was definitely a noticeable difference when I started drinking the lemon water. It’s definitely a great adjustment to make.

  • Reply jackie January 22, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    i actually just started doing this since i’ve heard how great it is for you. so many great benefits!

  • Reply Mandy January 22, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    I was just talking to my coworkers about drinking lemon water just this morning! I think this is a sign from the universe I need to add this to my routine. 🙂

  • Reply Heather @ No Bologna January 22, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I haven’t tried lemon water yet, but I have always heard about great benefits of drinking it… I’m probably just too lazy to create it in the morning, but what a terrible excuse that is! haha

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design January 23, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Right now people seem to be really into the “fruit infused” water and I was kind of scoffing at a friend of mine for putting apple slices in her water. Because… wouldn’t it have more health benefits for you to actually EAT the apple? Not to mention being more filling. But with lemons, there’s no way I’m going to straight up eat one, so this makes way more sense to me.

    And on your point about something working because you believe it works – I’ve decided I don’t care if something has a placebo effect. The point is that it does work, or you think it’s working and you feel good. If the end result is feeling better the it doesn’t matter why or how (you know, as long as you’re not killing people).

  • Reply Kay R. January 25, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Lemon water is so good for you! My mum swears by it!

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