Health Benefits Of Drinking Warm Lemon Water

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Lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within bringing a glow to your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. Lemon water flushes out body toxins and is extremely beneficial for the body. Warm lemon water serves as the perfect ‘good morning drink’, as it aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier. It prevents the problem of constipation and diarrhea, by ensuring smooth bowel functions.


Lemon, a fruit popular for its therapeutic properties, helps maintain your immune system and thus, protects you from the clutches of most types of infections. It also plays the role of a blood purifier. Lemon is a fabulous antiseptic and limewater juice also works wonders for people having heart problems, owing to its high potassium content. So, make it a part of your daily routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning and enjoy its health benefits. Read on for more interesting information on the benefits lemon water.

Health Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water

  • Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies.
  • Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial.
  • It balances maintain the pH levels in the body.
  • Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins.
  • It has a synergizing effect on the body as it helps soothe the digestive system.
  • It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile.
  • It conditions and clenches the liver.
  • It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
  • It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases.
  • It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid.
  • It helps cure the common cold.
  • The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells.
  • It liquefies the bile and also helps regulate the excess flow of bile.
  • It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute.
  • It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver.
  • It can help relieve the problem of indigestion and excess gas.
  • In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief.
  • In case of pregnant and lactating women, lemon juice will help build strong bones in a child, due to its calcium content.
  • It helps dissolve gall bladder stones and other calcium build ups that are dangerous to the body.
  • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne.
  • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems.
  • It aids in the reduction of phlegm (mucus) produced by the body.
  • It has an alkalizing effect on the body.
  • It helps control the speeding of unhealthy bacteria in the gut.
  • Aids in the production of digestive juices.
  • It helps purify the blood.
  • Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session.
  • It can treat a sore throat. Gargle with warm lemon water to help ease a sore throat.

Nutrition Value Of Lemons

A glass of lemon juice contains less than 25 calories. It is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fiber. It also has medicinal values and antibacterial properties. It also contains traces of iron and vitamin A. Since it contains an elevated percentage of carbohydrates and sugars, avoid adding sugar to lemon juice.

Packed with all the goodness, make it a point to begin your day with a glass of warm lemon juice. Its cleansing and medical effects will have positive effects on your health in the long run. However it is very important to note that lemon juice when comes directly in contact with the teeth, can ruin the enamel on the teeth. Hence, it is advised to consume it diluted and also rinse your mouth thoroughly after drinking lemon juice.

125 Comments on Health Benefits Of Drinking Warm Lemon Water

  1. @UndergroundHealth will you please source your article. These are some really great benefits if proven to work.

  2. I was doing this every morning for maybe 2 weeks straight, and my teeth became extremely sensitive. Has/does anyone experience the same thing? And if so, was/is there something you did to remedy it? I had to stop, it hurt to brush them.

  3. warm lemon water ? fk that, gimme a lemon and I’ll eat it raw (except for the seeds and peel – yeah, i know the seeds are healthy and nutritious, but I prefer the pulp 🙂 the peel has nasty chemicals on it).

    • I’m drinking a gallon a day of Kangen water (ph 9.5) with honey, lemon and cinnamon to try and aid my arthritis inflammation in my hands. Says it takes 6 weeks. I am on week 4, if nothing else it will detox my entire body.

    • Jim…for inflammation….eliminate dairy, red meat, white flour & wheat products and white refined sugars. After about 3-4 weeks the inflammation should be relieved approx. 70%. I saw a Naturopath and he put me on that strict diet…took 3 wks and I was virtually pain free with no inflammation.

  4. Eating a whole organic lemon, skin and all removes poisonous toxicity from our bodies. Only do this before going to bed though. It causes the toxins to be released in your tongue so there will be a little abrasion on the tongue and it will bleed at a slow metered pace. It does not hurt, but you do not want to be out in public because no one will believe that organic lemons eaten at a rate of every three days removes toxins from our blood. The bleeding tongue will scare people and they will want to escort you to the hospital. They will think it very strange. But it does work i have done it.

  5. Mentioned in the article is the balancing of the body’s PH. Yes, a lemon has massive amounts of ascorbic acid in the juice. Acid tends to lower PH, but the magnificence of the lemon is that it actually acts as an alkalizing effect on the body, raising the body PH and thereby increasing resistance to all pathogens. 🙂

    • This is not really accurate. You can not change the PH of your body by eating and drinking certain foods – and that’s been proven scientifically. PH strips for urine are meaningless, the only way to test PH is by a blood test. You are correct in saying that lemon turns alkaline in the body, but it has no long term effects. Also – it’s very debatable if a higher PH creates a resistance. Holistic sources will say yes, but most scientific data suggests that the alkaline diet is a hoax.

    • I’m not looking for an argument here, but nothing is long-term, except possibly death Sarah (and even that could be argued spiritually).

      Increasing PH even for a day makes a body more inhospitable for attacking pathogens. And I would like to see proof of your encompassing statement about “You can not change the PH of your body by eating and drinking certain foods”. People make all sorts of claims of this nature, but it is like saying you cannot harm yourself by eating poison, or cannot be more healthy by eating the correct foods. Scientific research a LOT of times is done in a vacuum so generalizing like this doesn’t help a discussion, and where are your sources for such a general statement?

      I would almost disagree with the litmus paper being “meaningless”. Testing body PH via saliva/urine is an indication of RELATIVE PH from day to day. Surely not as accurate as a blood test, but checking for a daily drop/rise is just fine… and who samples their blood for PH daily unless you’re in a hospital? We’re talking maintenance, not a radical cure-all.

    • I’m not looking to argue either, simply debate. The PH of your body does not change that dramatically from day to day, no matter what you eat or drink. If it did.. you would probably die. The PH of urine does change but it’s temporary and gives no indication of what the PH of the body is, only a blood test can do that.

    • Well there is information here to peruse for sure. These links each look like individuals making an argument the “other way” rather than scientific proof at first glance.

      I’m not an advocate for litmus paper testing, nor am I an advocate for blood testing for PH. Both seem somewhat obscure to me. As for the idea that foods don’t change your body’s PH, I see no studies done here proving their statements (such as the stomach acid breaks down all PH). That would mean what passes through your stomach would all have a low PH, and that simply isn’t true. A study done with blood tests “before and after” particular types of food ingestion would be in order to prove their statements which to m seem more opinion than scientific “fact” regardless of the website name.

      The idea that “all food is broken down by hydrochloric acid with ph of 3.0 in the stomach is downright silly. Water is digested without stomach acid being generated, and the mechanisms for digestion are mostly triggered by food substance (this is why you should chew your food in order to minimize the triggering of the acid content in the stomach) not food content.

      Materials can pass directly from the mouth through the entire digestive tract with very little digestion occurring (that is why sometimes, foods such as coffee, or something that doesn’t agree with you will tend to “go right through you”).

      Still thanks for the links. I’ll read more fully.

    • Every human being has a body PH of around 7.4. Urine PH can shift but a blood test will tell you that your body PH will not change dramatically. The last link I posted for you is from the American Institute for Cancer Research – I hope you read them with an open mind.

  6. That’s all I drink all day long! I recently made a big batch of sliced lemon, lime and orange with ice and water for a 4year olds party… All kids were screaming for more “lemonade”… No sugar or anything… Pure health;)

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