8 Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

8 Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

I use a lot of lemon in salad dressing or tea, but simply drinking warm water with lemon is not something I do regularly. But after finding out all the health benefits of drinking lemon water, this is something I’m going to do more frequently.

8 Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon water:

1. Better digestion

Lemon may help a large number of digestive problems when combined with hot water, such as nausea, heartburn and parasites. Lemon helps the bowel to dispose waste, including preventing constipation. Lemon reduces the amount of mucus production in the body, helps dissolve gallstones and acts as a liver cleansing and detoxifying. For more information about detox, have a look at my e-book The Detox Guide which will teach you how to improve your body’s digestive process, increase stamina and energy.

2. Superior for the skin

Lemon is a natural antiseptic that can treat skin problems. Lemon is rich in vitamin C, which is in part responsible for the appearance of a healthy skin and can help alleviates wrinkles and spots on the skin. You can use lemon directly on the skin to reduce scarring damage.

3. Better dental care

Lemon water is also good for dental care. Using lemon water on painful teeth may relieve the pain. Using lemon water on gums can also stop them from bleeding. But beware that lemon may also cause some damage to the enamel surfaces of the teeth, so don’t overuse it.

4. Cures throat infections

Lemon helps in treating throat infections, such as sore throat. Just Squeeze half a lemon with half a glass of water and gurgle frequently and the sore throat will soon disappear.

5. Superb for our diet

One of the better things about lemon water is that it make us lose weight faster. One reason is that lemon is full of pectin fibers that make us feel satisfy for longer. So just mix lemon with lukewarm water and honey – it may help your diet.

6. Controls high blood pressure

Lemon water helps to control high blood pressure, vertigo, nausea, as well as provide peace and relaxation to the body. Water with lemon were also found to relieve stress and depression.

7. Reduces fever

Water with lemon may help people suffering from cold or flu. This is probably caused by increased sweat which helps to reduce fever.

8. Source of antioxidants

Water with lemon is an excellent source of antioxidants, which fights free radicals in our body. Also water with lemon can help treating hangover. Water with lemon have no calories just like plain water, but they taste better, help balance blood sugar, stimulate metabolism and cleanse our skin.


– It is recommended to drink water with lemon every morning, on an empty stomach (a glass of warm water with the juice of a quarter or half a fresh lemon).
– It is recommended to drink another cup also in the evening.
– It is recommended to avoid extreme temperatures of water (hot or cold), so as not to damage the stomach lining.
– It is recommended to drink water lemon with a straw to prevent damage to the tooth enamel.

As lemon water is good for the digestive system and cleanses the liver, you can find more useful information on how to cleanse your body and improve your body’s digestive process in my e-book The Detox Guide:

The Detox Guide

67 Responses to 8 Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

  1. tara says:

    Really love all the helpfull info!! Thank you

  2. DOLORES JOLL says:

    I have been drinking lemon water as it makes me feel better I knew it was good for me but didn’t know how good it until now. thanks I will keep on drinking it.

  3. brianson says:

    very great ….. that’s true

  4. Lindsay m says:

    My boyfriend introduced me to this and I drink very often it is so good!! I always feel a little better after a cup! :-)

  5. Michelle B. says:

    IT’s truly a refreshing drink leomon. My friend introduce me to it because I have health issues that can benitfit from it’s use. I really enjoy drinking lemon water u can feel the difference when u take a drink every one should drink it’s very good for u Thanks for I will sure with everyone.

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you for sharing it with the readers :)

      • Flordeliza F. Mallari says:

        When I had read the benefits of lemon water I tried it and it really works. I have diabetes and always constipated, but after drinking lemon water my bowel movement became regular. Thanks to lemon water and to you Ms.Jenny :)
        One thing I’m waiting for is the result of being slim..:) just kidding. .

  6. Francisco Encarnado says:

    I have been drinking hot lemon with honey as part of my regimen in the morning. It helps me reduce my weight and size of my tummy. It also taste nice and appreciate it. I add some slices of ginger and make also taste great.

  7. Sandra Baublit says:

    Will lemon juice do as well or must it be a lemon?

    • Jenny says:

      You can use a glass of warm water with the juice of a quarter or half a fresh lemon.

    • eddiemcgee says:

      can lemon juice do as well

      • Jenny says:

        When consumed internally it’s easier to consume lemon water, as pure lemon juice is just too sour to drink, and you enjoy the benefits of drinking water which is important by itself.

        • Jennifer says:

          Does it have to be the juice of a fresh lemon, or can you use the bottled or from concentrate lemon juice? If you can use the bottled, what would be the amount (teaspoon/tablespoon?)?

          • Jenny says:

            Fresh lemon is the best because it retains the nutrients which are time sensitive. Bottled lemon juice may have additives that have very little to do with lemons (like citric acid, sugar and water). The amount which is usually used is the juice of half a fresh lemon in 12 to 16 ounces of water.

          • janet says:

            It has to be fresh lemon of course due to its vitamins n must drink it quick bcos d vit.c evaporates in seconds.did u know that?

    • Sadiq says:

      did u really read the post.. it says lemon water not lemon juice…

  8. Penny says:

    When I go to a restaurant to eat, I always order water with lemon slices instead of a soda or other sugary drink. Don’t know why, I just have been doing it for years.

  9. robin chichester says:

    Really glad for the info

  10. Suzanne Cosette says:

    Jenny, I asked about getting your info in book form and you got back to me very quickly, thank you. Since the lemon water was just published on FB I thought I would ask this question now. I know the benefits of the lemon and want to know if Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar does the same things and works the same way. Can one use either of them interchangeable and get the same results. If not what are the differences? I use a lot of ACV and it is suppose to help with artheritis. Does it do all of the other things that lemons do.

    Thank you so much for your input.


  11. Chitra Narasimhan says:

    If I drink continously 2 days lemon water. I get throat pain and cough.
    any remedy for this please.

    • Jenny says:

      It might be that you put too much lemon in the water, so either reduce a bit the amount or lemon, or add honey to sooth your throat or don’t use it a day after day, but rather 3-4 times a week.

  12. Sharon says:

    I’ve been drinking lemon water for yrs now as I had a scan and was told I have a 2.1cm gallstone. I read it can dissolve gallstones, have you heard of this or anyone this has worked for? I am NOT removing my gallbladder! Tks alot

  13. jaswinder says:

    lemon with luke warm water increases the heartburn.

  14. Joe says:

    When you have to qualify all you propositions with “it may” you know there isn’t any scientific evidence to support your assertions. I can say all of the above about chewing fat cubes too, and be just as correct.

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Joe, in the field of natural health the scientific evidence is often not enough to use the words “it will”. Many studies are not conclusive or not big enough or further research is needed. Although there has not been a large amount of scientific work in the form of clinical trials to authenticate certain claims, I believe this is due to the fact that we are talking about natural substances and therefore can’t be patented by the large Pharma corporations. This is one of the main reason the world of western medicine dismisses alternative treatments as ‘complementary medicine’ at best. If you want to chew fat cubes and believe it’s going to help you – you are most welcome to do it!

  15. Heather says:

    Does it have to be warm or lukewarm water??

  16. Theresa V says:

    I have loved lemons my whole life … I actually peel and eat them like oranges . Just curious if the same benefits are achieved or does lemon juice have to be added to water ?

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Theresa, many people can’t eat lemons like oranges because they are too sour, hence it’s is diluted in water. But if you like them as is, you don’t have to add water. Just bear in mind one thing – I have read that the acids in fresh lemons can damage your teeth because they cause the enamel on the surface to wear away, leaving the teeth more susceptible to cavities and decay. I’ve read that sucking on fresh lemons or drinking undiluted lemon juice is the most damaging because the acids stick to your teeth. It is recommended that if you add lemon juice to water or tea, drink the beverage through a straw to keep as much of the acid off your teeth as possible, and limit your intake of whole lemon segments as well.

  17. sheeza says:

    As I have acidity problem some time will it be ok to have lemon water, does lemon works against acidity

    • Jenny says:

      If you drink too much lemon water, it may trigger heartburn, or make this condition worse if you tend to suffer from it.

  18. adelia w. says:

    hi Jenny,i have a hyperthyroid and constipated and also sometimes i feel acidic in my stomach,it is good to me to drink everyday a water lemon juice?

    • Jenny says:

      Drinking too much lemon with water may trigger heartburn, or make this condition worse if you’re used to experiencing it.

  19. shafiq khan says:


  20. Cheryl Cross says:

    Love to have a glass of lemon. Water

  21. Akinfenwa Sunday says:

    Lemon is not so commonly available in my country, Nigeria; but we have the sister citrus, the Lime, in abundance. Lime does the same, but my fear now, it’s like, if it’s taken for long, it results into infertility or impotence.

  22. Tshogie says:

    Thanx. I love lemon water n been having it everday though not always on an empty stomach

  23. solita says:

    thanks a lot for the information about herbal health benifits of which we are actually drinking lemon with warm water every morning daily.

  24. I put fresh mint in mine as well x

  25. Steve says:

    Vitamin C also nutralizes chlorine,only a few drops in a glass needed or throw a used lemon skin in a bath.Namaste.:)

  26. Sen Lee says:

    Hi Jenny, am most grateful for your generous sharing of info’s. I am not concerned about the possibility of lime juice affecting fertility issue. Other than this, will drinking lime water give the same benefits as lemon water since limes are grown in abundance in my country? Thank you in advance.

  27. prasanna kumar satapathy says:

    Is there any adverse effect of in taking lemon juice mix with honey & luke warm water.

  28. JERRY JAMES says:

    ME TOO. love it. Most restaraunts tea is pathetic.

  29. Evelyn Mano says:

    I love using lemons with pretty much dish I prepare for my family. Lemon water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and again at evening is brilliant. My skin is glowing and haven’t been sick in a while. Amazing stuff.

  30. Susan says:

    I would love to see the recipe for the lemon water with mint

  31. Tuntun says:

    I have acidity problem. How can i apply this one? Should i drink lemon with warm water? Becoz its very usefull infirmation also good for our health…thanks

  32. khata says:

    To make a lemon water, do i have to squeze the lemon to get the juice or it is sufficient to slice the lemon

    • Jenny says:

      If you slice the lemon you will get less of its juices in comparison to squeezing it, so it’s better to squeeze it to better enjoy its benefits.

  33. azra says:

    my daughter is fighting with extreme acne on her face, if she try this , would it work

  34. Bali Tour says:

    Great Article
    Thanks for the information :)

  35. […] juice helps to promote a soft, clear, and beautiful skin. Next to drinking warm lemon water on a daily basis you can also try and rub pure lemon juice on the affected area and leave it on for […]

  36. Tommy says:

    Wow, this is in every resecpt what I needed to know.

  37. MAYOR LUCIO Gonzales says:

    Its very informative, educational and helpfull to every ones health…

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