20 Incredible Things That Happen When Adding Warm Lemon Water to Your Morning Routine

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Lemon water doesn’t just quench thirst better than any other drink – it also provides our bodies with plenty of vitamins, minerals and vital trace elements. It’s also a great energy booster for when we wake up first thing in the morning as our tissues are dehydrated and in desperate need of fluid to push out toxins.

Here are 20 great benefits to starting off your day with a lemon water beverage.

1. Electrolyte up


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Lemon water will provide your body with plenty of hydrating electrolytes in the form of potassium, calcium and magnesium.

2. Joint healing


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Lemon water can help reduce both joint and muscle pain.

3. Better digestion


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Drinking warm lemon water can help your body with digestion hanks to the citric acid contained in lemon. This acid interacts with various enzymes in your body and stimulates the secretion of gastric juice.

4. Increased liver function


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Lemon water will help your liver produce more enzymes with the help of lemon water than any other substance.

5. Liver cleansing


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Lemon water also aids your liver in helping it release toxins.

6. Fight respiratory infections


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Lemon water can help you battle everything from sore throats to tonsil inflammation, thanks to the anti-inflammatory property of lemon.

7. Regulate bowel movement


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Lemon water can help you better regulate your bowel movements.

8. Aid your metabolism

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Being a powerful antioxidant, lemon can protect your body from various free radicals and also strengthen your immune system.

9. Reduce depression and anxiety symptoms


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Lemon water has a high potassium content – depression and anxiety are often linked to not having enough potassium in your blood.

10. Cleanse


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Lemon water can help cleanse your blood and arteries.

11. Regulate blood pressure


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Daily ingestion of one lemon is estimated to reduce high blood pressure by 10% – drinking lemon water is a great way to work towards that quantity.

12. Alkalize yourself


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Lemon water allows your body to keep a higher pH level, helping your body fight off diseases.

13. Revitalize your skin


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Lemons contain vitamin c, which is known to improve skin conditions through the revitalizing of the body.

14. Reduce gout pain


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Gout pain can be attributed to a buildup of uric acid – lemon water helps dilute this acid, thereby reducing this pain.

15. Protect your body through pregnancy


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The vitamin c in lemon helps lemon water act as an adaptogen, allowing the body to better cope with various viruses. It can also help the bone tissue formation of your unborn baby.

16. Relieve heartburn


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Mixing a teaspoon of lemon juice per half glass of water can help relieve heartburn.

17. Kidney stone relief


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If kidney stones are a concern for you, drinking lemon water can help dissolve not only those but gallstones, pancreatic stones and calcium deposits as well.

18. Lose weight


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Lemons have pectin fiber, which aids in the suppression of hunger cravings.

19. Oral health


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Drinking lemon water can help relieve tooth pain and fight gingivitis.

20. Prevent cancer


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Several studies have found that cancer cannot thrive in an environment that is rich with alkaline – a substance prevalent in lemon.


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  • erisx

    Why warm? Why not cold? I’ve been drinking lemon water twice day for the last year and a half. Lovely stuff, it really is awesome, and a great way for me to insure I’m drinking enough water…! but I keep seeing online that it should be WARM without any explanation why.

    • Ina Maksimova

      It doesn’t need to be hot, just lukewarm. I drink it at room temperature. It was something to do with the cells perception. I can’t give you a scientific quote but it’s about the stress to your cells caused by cold drinks as the body has to warm it up to your body temperature first in order to absorb the nutrients. Icy cold water will hinder its digestive benefits.

      “Water that is warm or room temperature will provide the most health benefits and allow for the full enzymatic and energetic properties of the lemon.”

    • Denise Bedle Miles

      I just read that 69 year old Susan Lucci drinks it hot. She’s in a bikini in a magazine and looks 40.

      • moonlit

        Sorry Susan Lucci may look good for her age, but there is no way in hell she looks 40 without some airbrushing or photoshop!

  • Kuglio

    Alkaline is a verb, not a noun. Alkalinity is the noun form of the verb. More important, alkalinity is not a substance. It is a condition or property of a substance, whether it be a lemon or your stomach.

    • Andy Tilley

      Wrong. Alkaline is an adjective.

      • Larry Kugelman

        You are absolutely right. I stand corrected. Thx. I was doing 10 other things when I wrote that.

    • m3rl1n

      Alkaline is a noun or adjective depending on usage, alkalinity is an adverb or adjective again depending on its usage, alkalinity is a noun as subject of the sentence if and only if not an adjective. An adjective and noun at the same time would be a gerund.


    • Comixtore

      Who gives a shit

    • Bruno Arvato

      And you guys are dickheads not teachers.

  • That is good to know!

  • this is really amazing one , thanks , :)

  • Denise Bedle Miles

    I just read that 69 year old Susan Lucci drinks it hot and looks like she is 40 in this magazine I’m reading.

  • slclick

    Oh No! I read that Susan Lucci just died from alkalinity poisoning

  • These twenty things that happen when you drink a warm water with lemon are really incredible. I didn’t know some of the benefits listed and for that thank you David for this wonderful post. I gained more knowledge about lemon water by reading this blog.

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