Why You Should Drink Lemon Water First Thing Everyday


We’ve mentioned adding lemon to water in a previous post here.  There is a reason lemons are so powerful- they are one of the only foods on the planet with more anions than cations in their atomic structure.  Here are the reasons why from Health Fitness Revolution and author of the book ReSYNC Your Life Samir Becic: Start your day with a warm glass of water with a freshly squeezed lemon:

  •  Lemon Water hydrates the lymph system. Warm water and lemon juice support the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body. When your body is deprived of water, you can feel the side effects, which include: feeling tired, sluggish, decreased immune function, constipation, lack of energy, low/high blood pressure, lack of sleep, lack of mental clarity, and feeling stressed, to name a few.
  • Lemon is alkalizing and helps to balance your ph levels. Research shows that disease thrives in an acidic environment, so alkalizing foods are especially good.  Drinking lemon water regularly can help to remove overall acidity in the body, including uric acid in the joints, which is one of the primary causes of pain and inflammation.
  • Lemon juice oxygenates and hydrates your body.
  • It’s high in vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and much more.
  • Lemon water in the morning kick starts your metabolism, digestive system and helps your kidneys flush out toxins.
  • Lemon juice is antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting.
  • Lemon aids digestion by flushing out unwanted materials and toxins from the body. Its atomic composition is similar to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is required for digestion. Lemon juice helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching, and bloating.
  • Lemon cleanses Your System and works as a Diuretic. Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials in part because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Therefore toxins are released faster, which helps keep your urinary tract healthy. The citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.
  • Lemon Boosts Your Immune System because they are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds.  They’re high in potassium, which stimulate the brain and nerve function, and helps control blood pressure. Lemons also contain saponins, which show antimicrobial properties that may help keep cold and flu at bay. Lemons also reduce the amount of phlegm produced by the body.
Lead a healthy lifestyle by starting your morning with a cup of lemon water!
  • Lemon juice clears skin because the vitamin C component, as well as other antioxidants, helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes, and it helps to combat free radical damage. Vitamin C is vital for healthy glowing skin, while its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. It can be applied directly to scars or age spots to help reduce their appearance. Since lemon water purges toxins from your blood, it would also help keep your skin clear of blemishes from the inside out. The vitamin C contained in the lemon rejuvenates the skin from within your body.
  • Lemon is Energizing and Enhances Mood. The energy a human receives from food comes from the atoms and molecules in your food. A reaction occurs when a positively charged ion from the food enters the digestive tract and interacts with the negatively charged enzymes. Lemon is one of the few foods that contain more negatively charged ions, providing your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The scent of lemon also has mood-enhancing and energizing properties. Lemon can also help reduce anxiety and depression.
  • It Promotes Healing! Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), found in abundance in lemons, promotes the healing of wounds and is an essential nutrient in maintaining healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage.
  • Lemon cures bad breath. Besides fresher breath, lemons have been known to help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. Be aware that citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should be mindful of this. It is best to brush your teeth first, then drink your lemon water, or wait a significant amount of time to brush your teeth.
  • Aids in Weight Loss. Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. Studies have shown people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.


    • We recommend everything in moderation- so squeezing some lemon juice in lemon water in the morning should have no adverse affects on you or the baby. However, if you feel odd when you drink or eat lemons, you might have an allergy, and we recommend you consult a doctor.

  1. I have been drinking lemon water on empty stomach in the morning. However, i have terrible body aches. Is this temporary or should i stop lemon water? Does anyone else have this problem?

  2. I drink the juice of half a lemon in water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. I use one half and save the other half in an air tight container in the refrigerator to use the following morning. I would like to know….
    1. would it be better to use the whole lemon?
    2. How long should I wait after drinking the lemon water before I have coffee and or food?
    3. is it alright to take probiotics with lemon water, or does the acid in the lemon juice destroy the probiotic?
    Thank you for your feed back!

  3. I slice an entire lemon and place it in a 2l bottle with water and let it stand overnight. I drink the entire 2l cold every day. Is this bad?

  4. can i start drinking lemon juice daily .and am 19years old.so it is good for me or not.it will harm my body or not.pls tell me…

  5. Esther
    I mix lemon and apple cider vinegar in warm water and drink on an empty stomach every morning. Does it have a negative effect on my health?

  6. I hv been drinking lemoved water in morning wth empty stomach bt I hv broblem during excretion. .is it due lemon juice. .plz explain

  7. Basically lemon is acidic in nature drinking lemon water in morning is good for health, As lemon water having alkaline effects on body. But sometimes due to less or more lemon juice quantity it effect on body and we see different different results for everyone. I will suggest you all that you can switch to drinking Kangen alkaline water which is the rich source of minerals and helps to reduce body acidity level. It gives us exact pH value drinking water for better health.

  8. Really unprofessional blog. You make major claims and have no scientific sources to back it up. I never comment on anything but this is so unscientific that I just had to. Cite studies backing up each of your claims or don’t write a post, it’s very simple.

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