11 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water

Faryal Panhwar May 08 2015

Lemon is a citrus fruit crammed with Vitamin C famous for its ability in promoting weight loss; the benefits of lemon mixed with water are extensive.

Lemon Water For An Immune System Boost

As aforementioned, lemons are rich with Vitamin C. this vitamin is the first one to hurtle when the body undergoes stress. The same reason is why experts recommend popping vitamin c supplements in tense situations. The vitamin in the lemon works like jumper cables for the immune system.


Adding lemon to water and drinking it first thing in the morning helps rejuvenate and rehydrate the body. It further aids in digestion throughout the day.

Make it a customary habit to drink at least glass of lemon water in the morning and you will notice a considerable improvement in your digestion.

For A Happy Liver

Sleep is the body’s time to restore and rejuvenate. It is also when the liver is most active. In the morning, drinking lemon water helps give the body and especially the liver a natural flush. Some evidence also suggests a positive role played by lemon water in adequate production of stomach acids and bile.

Eliminating Toxins

Another benefit of drinking water with lemon is that it rids the body of toxins by stimulating enzyme and liver function.

Healthier Skin

Since drinking lemon water especially in the morning gives the digestive system a boost and helps cleanse the system of toxins, its effects are prominent on the skin. Moreover, the vitamin c in lemon promotes collagen production which is a vital structural component of skin and bone.

Applying lemon water to wrinkles and blemishes show marked improvement, and gives your face a special radiance by rejuvenating your insides.

Weight Loss

We often question whether the myths passed on by our ancestors to our parents and our parents to us, are true. They may all not be accurate, like the one about fats- not all fats are fattening. But this particular one about drinking lemon water for weight loss is absolutely correct.

Drinking lemon with water is actually a driver for weight loss since it contains pectin fiber. Pectin fibers kill hunger cravings.

Energy Boost

When lemon juice enters the digestive tract, it energizes the body. It further helps in reducing anxiety and depression. Interesting here is the fact that even the smell of lemon has a soothing effect on the nervous system.

Replace Caffeine With Lemon Water

You probably won’t believe this until you try it for yourself. After drinking lemon water in the morning you don’t really need that dose of caffeine. Lemon water leaves the body refreshed, rehydrated, energized and awake. It also spares your nerves.

Fighting Infections

Another noteworthy benefit of drinking lemon water is its ability to fight off viral infections and the following sore throats. In addition to this, the lemon also boosts your immune system, and consequently aids your body in completely fighting off infection.

Fresher Breath

Drinking lemon water in the morning is a great way of not grossing out everyone you talk to throughout the day because it freshens your breath. It also helps relieve toothache and gingivitis. But be careful about brushing your teeth after drinking it, because the citrus acid can erode tooth enamel. It’s best to brush before drinking it.

Daily Potassium Intake

Lemon is also jam-packed with potassium, which might also help you in reaching your daily dose for the mineral. Potassium is essential for heart health, as well as for optimum nerve and brain function.

Faryal Panhwar

Faryal Panhwar:

Faryal is currently a second year M.B.B.S student at Ziauddin University. She is an active participate in the Model UN where her passion for debate has received her several delegate awards. Seeking to discover the writer in herself Faryal is now working as a freelance writer for HTV.