These 7 MIND-BLOWING Things Happen to Your Body When You Add ½ Lemon to Your Water




When I wake up every morning, the first thing I drink is warm water and lemon and before I sleep I do the same thing. I recommend this to my clients in the Juice with Drew System as well. Drinking warm water and lemon has so many benefits and at the same time it makes me feel hydrated. I also drink lemon water first thing in the morning to kick start my digestive system.

Benefits of Warm Water & Lemon
Recipe type: Juice
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 cup warm water
  1. Juice ½ lemon (with peel if organic)
  2. Add it to 1 cup warm water

The way you start each day is incredibly important. That’s why you should start it with one cup of warm water and half a lemon.

Here are 7 reasons why you should start your day with 1 cup warm water and 1/2 lemon.

1. Immune Booster

Vitamin C is probably one of the easiest and fastest ways to boost your immune system.  Lemons are packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C also helps neutralize free radicals that are associated with aging and disease. Vitamin C is great for the skin as well. It helps decrease blemishes and acne. Drinking one cup of warm water and lemon everyday will dramatically decrease acne problems and wrinkles as well.

Since lemons are high in vitamins, toxins, unwanted minerals and other substances are pushed out from the body.

Lemons are also high in potassium. Potassium is especially important because it helps regulate blood pressure and is important for nerve function.

2. PH Balance

Drinking warm water and lemon helps you maintain an alkaline state. Even though lemon juice is acidic, it doesn’t create acidity in your body, it’s actually one of the most alkaline foods.

3. Liver Function

Lemon juice is amazing for liver function. Lemon juice promotes healthy liver function because it strengthens liver enzymes, regulates carbohydrate levels and increases the production of enzymes. Adding lemon juice (1/2 of  a lemon) to warm water and drinking it everyday works as a great liver detoxifier.

4. Blood Vessels

Lemons contain vitamin P (bioflavinoids) which prevent internal hemorrhage and thus is another great way to reduce blood pressure.

5. Cleans You Out and Aids in Digestion

Lemon juice like most fresh vegetable juices contain pectin fiber. Pectin fiber is a type of water soluble fiber that helps reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Another great thing about pectin is that it keeps you feeling full and reduces cravings.

6. Natural Diuretic

Lemon juice and warm water also help increase the rate of urination. This is great because toxins and other harmful substances are pushed out of your body, leaving your body in a alkaline state.

7. Hydration of Lymph System

Warm water and lemon juice supports the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body. When your body is deprived of water, you can definitely 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 just to name a few.

When you have these symptoms it might mean that your adrenals are “fatigued.” Your adrenals function in secreting necessary hormones, regulating stress response, regulating blood pressure and much more. So keep your adrenals happy by staying hydrated.

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100 thoughts on “These 7 MIND-BLOWING Things Happen to Your Body When You Add ½ Lemon to Your Water

  1. Does it have to be fresh squeezed lemon or can you use Ready made lemon juice?
    Might have to give this a try, need all the help I can get!

  2. Yep, I've done the vinegar and water thing too, I think I can handle the lemon and water at 5 AM for and energy boost, help me get through a stressful morning!

  3. I like lemon water, have for years, now I find it has been good for me all the time. I guess instinct does work sometimes.

  4. I love limes! I drink it everyday! I just finished juicing 5 lbs of fresh pink grapefruit too! I juice 8 limes and store it in a mason jar and make myself lemon tea out of it for the week!

  5. Florina Massbaum Limes are as equally alkaline-forming as lemons when being digested in the body, so adding fresh lime juice to a glass of water has the same effect. If you are referring to base PH, then you are also wrong in that regard. Acids have a pH from 0-6.9, while bases(alkaline foods) have a pH from 7.1-14. The pH of limes are about 2.0 – 2.8, lemons are about 1.8 – 2.3. Compared to lemons, limes are slightly more acidic.

  6. I would stick with lemon juice. The core and rind of lemons and limes contain bacteria such as e-coli. Especially if bought in the store.

  7. We recently moved into a house that has a lemon tree in the yard. For the last 3 weeks I start and end my day with lemon water, and sometimes a glass mid day. The gout in my left foot has completely disappeared.

  8. You are so lucky to have that tree. Glad the gout is gone. Eating the right food has made your life a little easier.

  9. more then 2 years (since I quit smoking) I am into this habit and plus I am taking a green tea instead of coffee. it helps my digestions and green tea is full of antioxidants. great think and you should start practising.

  10. maybe you meant "lemons (pH 1.8-2.3) are slightly more acidic than limes (pH 2.0-2.8)", because we gauge acidity by how low it goes in the pH scale,below 7 is acidic, 7.0 neutral, over 7.0 is basic

  11. I have the water and lemon every morning of the world and have for years, but…there is always a but, I throw in a couple of dashes of good old Tabasco. 1. It tastes good. 2. It gets your metabolism pumping. 3. It is a great antioxident. 4. It helps reduce cholesterol. 5. It kills "stuff" in your stomach that causes ulcers. No joking. Tabasco is really good stuff. Toss just a couple of drops in if you aren't used to it and work your way up to a couple or three dashes. It really enhances the morning eye opener. Oh, and you burn calories faster for about 20 minutes after consuming it, so it is good for diets. LOL

  12. I gave up coffee about six months ago and have substituted warm water, lemons, raw honey and cinnamon. Is that an acceptable alternative to this?

  13. If you must sweeten, which its better that you not, use Agave syrup (low glycemic) or Grade B Maple Syrup (has tons of nutrients)

  14. I would say so. It is the capsaicin that does the trick. It jumps out there and yells, "Bring it, I've got the goods and you, especially you, slow circulation, I can beat you and make you WORK IT!!" LOL, sorry I have a very perverted sense of humor. I know I do 'cause my Biological Anthropology Professor told me so.

  15. Makes you wonder why limes weren't recommended over lemons…? I personally prefer limes, so thanks guys 🙂

  16. It so really great drinking Lemon with warm water 3 times a day, plus fruit juices daily.I feel so energetic how lovely feeling!

  17. I understand the importance of lemon but what is the importace of the "warm" water. Would cold water work just as well?

  18. Just curious about the daily aspect of drinking lemon juice and the effects it may have on your teeth? Even the juicing of other fruits/veggies… how soon after drinking should you brush? Anyone know?

  19. christine hit the nail on the head. YOur body is happier with warm (think baby bottle dripped on the wrist warm) And supposidly it can help you poop too! 🙂

  20. Do I have to juice the lemon? I hate to waste using my juicer to juice half a lemon for clean up purposes. Can I just squeeze the juice in the water?

  21. Well I JUST SO HAPPEN to have a lemon in my icebox…I can have a galss now 🙂 I wan to see how it makes me feel.

  22. I take lysine supplements because of cold sores and am advised to stay away from citrus. anyone else with this problem – have you tried the lemon and what was your experience?

  23. Ok I am totally confused, are you squeezing lemon juice into hot water or are you puting the lemon in the juicer then add it to water?

  24. I just saw this the other day and today is my second day doing it and I just love it, I like it hot though ^_^ I been doing it 3x a day morning, afternoon and before I go to bed…I love it <3.

  25. Lemon juice helps cut kidney and gall stones. After a 2 day cleanse, using Hydrangea, I drink half a cup fresh squeezed lemon juice and half a cup of virgin olive oil before bed. Next morning gall stones are expelled painlessly.

  26. I started drinking lemon and warm water in the morning, and my cousin who has done it for years said that her dentist asked her to stop as it was eating the enamel on her teeth. She rinsed and brushed right after too.

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