5 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in Morning, Empty Stomach

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Lemon is one of the most popular and versatile citrus fruit. Is 

popularity is owed to it’s refreshing flavor and scent making it a popular 

choice for flavoring many recipes and perfumes. Lemon is also widely 

used in all sorts of drinks from teas and cocktails to juices. Along with 

its obvious use as a flavor, lemon since long has also been used for its 

medicinal value. A rich source of vitamin C, lemon possess immense 

health benefits ranging from its antibacterial and antiviral properties to 

its immune boosting abilities. One of the most common ways to reap 

the health benefits of lemon is by juicing it. Lemon juice acts as a 

digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading 

to better digestive health. Lemon juice is also an effective way to reduce 

weight as it increases the body’s metabolic rate. For people looking to 

use lemon for its weight loss abilities, drinking lemon juice with warm 

water on an empty stomach every morning can produce amazing 


   Health benefits

1. Drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning helps in 

maintaining the pH balance of the body.

2. Lemon juice with warm water helps keep the body hydrated as it 

provides electrolytes to the body.

3. It supports weight loss: Research has shown that polyphenol 

antioxidants found in lemon significantly reduces weight gain in mice 

that are overfed in order to induce obesity. In these mice studies, the 

antioxedant compounds also offset the negative effects on blood 

glucose levels and improved insulin resistance, the two main factors in 

the development of type 2 diabetes. While the same results need to be 

proven in humans, anecdotal evidence is strong that lemon water 

supports weight loss. Whether this is due to people simply drinking 

more water and feeling full or the lemon juice itself is unclear.

4. It improves your skin quality: Vitamin C found in lemons may help 

reduce skin wrinkling, dry skin from aging, and damage from the sun. 

How water improves skin is controversial, but one thing is certain. If 

your skin loses moisture, it becomes dry and prone to wrinkles. A 2016 

laboratory study showed that a citrus-based drink helped prevent the 

development of wrinkles in hairless mice.

5. It help to prevent kidney stomes: The citric acid in lemons may help 

prevent kidney stones. Citrate, a component of citric acid, paradoxically 

makes urine less acidic and may even break up small stones. Drinking 

lemon water not only gets you citrate, but also the water you need to 

help prevent or flush out stones.

         BONUS TIP


In order to reap any health benefits of lemon water, you need drink it 

consistently, and you need more than just a single wedge of lemon in 

your mug.

When making lemon water, always use fresh lemons rather than 

artificial lemon from a bottle.

To make lemon water, squeeze half a lemon into 8 ounces of warm or 

cold water. To make the drink as healthy as possible, use filtered water 

and organic lemons.

Infuse more flavor or add a health boost to lemon water by adding:

*a few springs of mint

                            *a teaspoon of maple syrup or raw honey

*a slice of fresh ginger

*a dash of cinnamon

*a sprinkle of turmeric

You can also add slices of other fresh citrus fruits such as limes and 

oranges, or cucumber slices. Always wash the produce well before 

slicing and using.

Having lemon ice cubes on hand is a great way to add lemon to your 

water fast. Simply squeeze fresh lemon juice into ice cube trays and 

freeze. Drop a few cubes into a glass of cold or hot water as needed.

You can start your morning with a mug of warm lemon water, and keep 

a pitcher of water infused with a few sliced lemons in your refrigerator 

to drink throughout the day.


Lemon water is generally safe to drink, but there are a few potential 

side effects to be aware of.

Lemon contains citric acid, which may erode tooth enamel. To limit the 

risk, drink lemon water through a straw, and rinse your mouth with 

plain water afterwards.

When it comes to heartburn, lemon water can go either way. The citric 

acid may cause heartburn in some people. Others experience relief from 

heartburn, as lemon juice becomes alkaline, reducing acidity in 

digestion. Only experimenting can tell its effect on you.

Some people report more frequent trips to the bathroom when drinking 

lemon water. Although vitamin C is often believed to be a diuretic, 

something that increases the amount of urine you produce, evidence 

doesn’t show that vitamin C from natural sources like lemons has 

diuretic effects.

If you experience the need for extra bathroom breaks while drinking 

lemon water, it’s more than likely caused by increased water intake.



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