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7 Benefits of Lemon Water

Lemon is so common, but yet so important for our health. The benefits of lemon can never be over emphasized. I was first introduced to lemon water when I found out about a diet called “Keto”. I also decided to read up on it, as you see lemon water is highly known for its usefulness in weight loss, but so many people do not know that it plays so many other more important roles in the body. You will find below 7 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water.


How To Make Lemon Water

You should drink it daily to get the full benefits. When making lemon water, use fresh lemons instead of lemon juice from a bottle. Start your morning breakfast routine with a glass of warm or cold lemon water on an empty stomach, and keep a pitcher of water infused with a few sliced lemons in your refrigerator to drink throughout the day. You can also infuse more flavour in the water by adding citrus fruits, cucumber slices, mint, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, honey or maple syrup.

To make lemon water, wash lemon, squeeze half a lemon (organic lemons are best) into 8 ounces of warm or cold water and stir.

A simple way to have lemon juice on hand is to squeeze fresh lemon juice into ice cube trays and freeze them. You can now drop a few cubes into a glass of cold or hot water.

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When you consume lemon water, the scent helps relieve anxiety and depression through the calming effect it has in your nerves. Additionally, when its juice gets into your digestive tract, it provides your body with energy.


Joint and knee pains are quite common these days due to the daily increase in health issues in the society. Lemon water can help in reducing pain and inflammation in the joints by dissolving uric acid in the affected area.


A pathogenic bacterium causes infection and diseases. Lemon water boosts your immune system, as it is a major way to fight against viral infection and protect your body from the multiplication of these bacteria.

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Consumption of warm lemon water first thing in the morning daily flushes out toxins, speeds up digestion thereby increases the rate of metabolism and helps the body in the production of bile.


Warm lemon water flushes out toxins by enhancing the functions of enzymes when they are diluted. It provides energy and strengthens the liver, but the best part is that it keeps your liver stimulated.


Constipation and diarrhea are often caused by the clustering of waste products in our body; lemon water prevents this by helping the process of the elimination of these waste products and enhancing bowel movement.


Lemon water contains antioxidants that helps in decreasing and preventing wrinkles, acne, blemishes, and reduces the appearance of scars when applied to the affected spots. Because of its detoxification effects, consumption of lemon water leaves your skin radiant and glowing.

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Amongst all that has been mentioned above, the high effect of lemon water in weight loss cannot be left out! It is globally recognized as one of the main fruits highly efficient for losing weight. One glass of cold or warm fresh lemon water on an empty stomach taken daily keeps the extra weight off!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. I love to have my lemon water first thing in the morning, didn’t realize all the benefits – thank you for the list.

  2. Wow! Some benefits I had not been aware of – very much something I should incorporate into my daily life. I am not great at drinking enough water as it is – so the added flavor and health benefits may help!

  3. Thank you Lyne, for devoting so much of yourself and your time to all of us readers out there; I’m sure it is very hard work to create such a great website as ottawamommyclub.ca! I love your blog on the “Seven Benefits of Lemon Water’, so much so that I’ll probably have lemon water shooting out my ears by the day’s end!lol
    Tks again Lyne
    You Rock

    • Thank you for your kind words! It’s all worth it for such pleasant readers like you! Glad you are enjoying our articles and thank you for being an avid follower of OMC.

      That’s funny! Don’t drink too much per day though. Once a day is good!

  4. I occasionally drink lemon water, definitely lots of benefits. I like mine with warm water and some honey or equivalent

  5. The main reason that I drink lemon water in the morning is for the liver benefits. Sometimes I do lime since I like that too 🙂

  6. I had no idea that there were so many benefits from drinking lemon water – thanks for sharing all this valuable info with us.

  7. I know about the benefits of drinking water and lemon but I had no idea about how it benefits our bowels also. Now I have another reason to drink this everyday. Thanks so much for posting this article.

  8. Wow, I had no idea of the benefits of lemon water. I will have to give this a try. One question, should it be fresh lemon or can you use lemon concentrate?

  9. Love lemon water and like every one I’m glad to know all the extra benefits, my question is can you leave out on the counter overnight if you don’t like drinking it cold especially if I make it up in a big batch?!?!

    • Good question! I always keep the jug in the refrigerator, so not sure. My son likes it not as cold so he adds some hot water in it. The lemon slices become soggy and undesirable if it stays on the counter for few hours at room temperature just to be safe, especially in warm weather. Lemon juice will oxidize from air, light, and heat.


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