These health benefits will have you changing your morning routine tomorrow

A morning trick that will get make a huge difference and the reasons why it's great.

Packed with antioxidants and numerous health benefits, a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon in the morning revitalises the body. The proven impact on your body is astounding. The lemon water not only will quench your thirst better than any other beverage but it also nourishes your body with essential elements that you need – it is even argued to be the best natural energy booster. This homemade ‘lemonade’ helps to eliminate toxins, regulate kidney and digestive tract functions.

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10 Unbelievable Reasons to Start your Day with Lemon & Water

  1. Supports the immune system: helps to fight infections of the respiratory tract and sore throats. This is because of the anti-inflammatory properties of lemons. It can also help lower blood pressure by up to 10 percent (1 lemon a day).
  2. Aids digestion: the citric acid from lemons stimulates the secretion of gastric juice and digestion. These digestive qualities of lemon juice can also help relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and bloating. Overall, it helps regulate bowel movement.
  3. Repairs skin: great for combating skin ageing. The vitamin C in lemons improves skin by rejuvenating the body
  4. Reduces appetite: lemon water can help with weight loss. Lemons contain pectin fibre, which helps suppress hunger cravings. People with a better alkaline diet have lost weight faster. In fact, you’re less likely to snack and make poor food choices.
  5. Balances pH levels: Lemons create an alkalizing effect in the body. It can help maintain a higher level of pH. With high pH, it is more likely your body is able to fight diseases.
  6. Cleanses the urinary tract: lemon water is a diuretic meaning it encourages the production of urine. Toxins are therefore released at a faster rate, helping to purify the system and keep it healthy. It can even help dissolve gallstones, kidney stones, pancreatic stones and calcium deposits.
  7. Freshens breath: helps kill off bad bacteria in the mouth by acting as a disinfectant. It is even said to help with tooth pain and combat gingivitis.
  8. Protects overall health: it provides the body with needed electrolytes, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium to hydrate your body.
  9. Promotes healing: it is good for your joints and reduces pain in your muscles.
  10. Detoxifies the liver: it cleanses the liver since lemons stimulate toxin release. It can also help control excess bile flow.

Recommendation: It is best to drink lemon water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

Do you drink lemon water in the morning? Will you try it after hearing about all of these unbelievable benefits?

  1. Dee  

    I am fortunate to have a lemon tree that produces most of the year round. I also freeze juice for those other times. One thing though, is that you should really rinse your teeth afterwards as I believe it can have an eroding effect on tooth enamel even though its diluted.

  2. My Auntie has that every morning she is as bright as as a spark . No health problems , she is 91 years young .

  3. Kate  

    I would not count on it helping you lose weight. You DO NOT need to munch on any specific “superfood” to lose weight ! Just burn more calories than you absorb. I know because I’ve burnt a lot of unwanted fat, and I’m thin as hell. To get here, I’ve prepared meals from the Eat Drink Shrink recipe book. There’s a quality review of it at . Now my hubby is addicted to my tiny waist !

    • ANN McGovern  

      Do you by any chance sell the book?

  4. Rosie_Paver  

    I’m sorry, but this so “old hat”. My parents were drinking lemon juice and water, or PLJ, back in the early 1960s! It was the latest fad then, and I don’t remember it benefitted them or others particularly.

  5. I have been drinking this each morning for several months. Don’t really know if it’s having any great effect yet.

  6. Philip Golan  

    I’ve been doing this for years together with 2 tbl spoons or 30ml of extra virgin olive oil every morning.

    • Irene  

      Wondering what the health benefits are or why take the olive oil???????

  7. HELEN_FOSTER-588ef34c57777  

    I have tried it but after a few days my urine burns and my stomach hurts, is it the acid ?

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