16 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water

16 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water

Nourish your body with a delicious glass of lemon water. There are many reasons why you should grab a glass, as well as being a fantastic natural energy boost, you'll also benefit from all the nutrients packed inside.

Here are 16 reasons you should introduce lemon water to your life right now.

1. Weight loss

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Wanting to slim down?

Rich in pectin, lemons can help suppress hunger cravings and it can also reduce bloating, acting as a natural mild diuretic.

2. Help cure throat infections

Relieve a sore throat today. Help fight infections with lemon juice and all its glorious antibacterial properties.

3. Keep regular

Drinking lemon with warm water will help to regulate your natural bowel movement.

4. Cut down the caffeine

Lemon will give you all the energy you need.

Add honey to your lemon and water for a natural energy booster. You'll soon be able to replace your daily coffee.

5. Make your mouth happy

Help prevent tooth pain and gingivitis (inflammation of gum tissue) with water and lemon.

6. Dissolve phlegm

The citric acid in lemon will dissolve phlegm and Vitamin C and K antioxidants will help fight off colds.

7. Silky skin

You might need more than a moisturiser!

The vitamin C in lemon will improve you skin by rejuvenating the body.

8. Jolly joints

Drinking lemon water is a natural way to reduce joint and muscle pain

9. Lively liver

Vitamin C is an antioxidant which can help the liver with detoxification. The liver also makes more enzymes out of fresh lemon juice than any other food element, so your liver will become more efficient with a dose of lemon!

10. No more smelly breath!

Better than mouthwash!

Drink lemon juice with warm water and honey to help eliminate bad breath! The acidic property of lemon will help get rid of odour-causing bacteria.

11. Balances pH

Lemon juice is acidic and high in potassium, which can help to alkalise your body.

12. Battle blood pressure

Lemons are high in potassium which helps to control blood pressure. The Vitamin C will also help to lower blood pressure.

13. De-stress

It could help you to relax more.

When you're stressed for a long time your Vitamin C levels get depleted. Grab that lemon water, as they are packed full of Vitamin C.

14. Trying to conceive?

Increase your chances of getting pregnant with lemon water! A woman's cervical fluid needs to be alkaline to protect sperm cells, so start drinking that lemon water to restore the body's pH levels.

15. Feel happier

The scent of lemon can brighten your mood and help to clear your mind, so drink a glass today!

16. Post-gym

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Feel fantastic!

Replenish body salts after a strenuous workout session with a glass of lemon water.

Grab a refreshing glass of lemon water today & let us know what you think in the comments below...

Colleen B


Lifelong biscuit addict. Obsessed with recipes, cooking & eating. Slightly lazier than the average bear, so likes writing about life hacks & discovering the quickest / easiest way to do things.

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  1. Author Denise Bartram on January 16, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Loving all the tips, thanks for sharing :D

  2. Author Michelle Phillips on November 7, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Love the tip, but what is the best way to make the lemon water?

    1. Author Colleen B on March 2, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Michelle, I like to quarter my lemon and pop two into a mug with some warm water.

  3. Author Louisa on April 26, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Does this work with cold water?

    1. Author Stephanie C on April 26, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Hi Louisa. It's best to use hot water, as this increases the body temperature, therefore also increasing your metabolic rate - great for weight loss! I hope this helps :)

  4. Author Sylvia on May 22, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I am going to try this as I have terrible bloating and bad arthritis with a lot of joint pain. As I suffer from gastric reflux. Will the lemon make it worse or help?

    1. Author Stephanie C on May 23, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Hi Sylvia. Sorry to hear you're in pain! Lemon can have an alkalizing effect on the stomach, helping to soothe it. This may indeed help your acid reflux. Good luck! :)

  5. Author Paula on December 16, 2019 at 9:06 am

    My mum used to make a large jug of lemon water when we had colds as children. It helps to clear mucus and is a good source of vitamins. It is a natural remedy and can be taken with paracetamol for aches and pains

    1. Author Joanne A on December 17, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      That's really interesting, Paula! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Author Khadija on January 30, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Lemon in warm water is very good especially first thing in the morning, however, it is not great for the teeth becase of its acidity, so drink using a straw but use the reclycable straws.

    1. Author Joanne A on January 30, 2020 at 11:57 am

      Great tips!

  7. Author Lucy Ambrose on February 16, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    I have the juice of a lemon with just cold water every morning, before anything else. I have done this for about 4 years now, and have banished my IBS symptoms. I seem to have fewer colds too.

    1. Author Joanne A on February 17, 2020 at 10:59 am

      That's amazing, Lucy!

  8. Author Beverley J Wood on February 16, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Have been drinking lemon water fore years ,always have a bottle on me especially after swimming

    1. Author Joanne A on February 17, 2020 at 11:19 am

      Thanks for sharing!

  9. Author Pauline on February 18, 2020 at 9:07 am

    These tips have been amazing I know a few people with these ailments me included and ime going to give them a go

    1. Author Joanne A on February 18, 2020 at 11:40 am

      That's great to hear, Pauline!

  10. Author Gunner on February 19, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I am type 1 diabetic and I drink green tea with a slice of lemon, I'm I getting the same benefits?

    1. Author Joanne A on February 20, 2020 at 11:33 am

      Hi Gunner! The concentration of the lemon might be lower than in standard lemon water, but I should think the green tea will give you added benefits anyway.

  11. Author Mary on February 25, 2020 at 9:01 am

    I will try the lemon water then I ll send my opinion but you not said how much lemonyp water

    1. Author Louise on January 22, 2022 at 11:49 am

      I use half a lemon squeezed and topped up with hot water.

    2. Author Joanne A on January 25, 2023 at 12:18 pm

      Yes, we'd suggest the juice of half a lemon per glass of water. However, some people prefer a stronger lemon flavour and use more, while others prefer a milder flavour and less.

  12. Author Joanne jones on August 20, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    My grans friend drank lemon water for years, but the lemon has worn away his teeth, and now his teeth are like spikes.

    1. Author Joanne A on August 20, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      Really? That doesn't sound good!

  13. Author Anne on September 5, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Whenever we have colds I make a concoction of lemon water, honey,fresh grated garlic & fresh grated ginger. Serve this hot especially before bedtime, sometimes a shot of whisky for extra help. I wonder if it is partly psychological but it seems to help

    1. Author Joanne A on October 25, 2022 at 12:24 pm

      It sounds tasty!

  14. Author Jenny Harding on August 28, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Hi, thanks for the tips. Can I use the lemon juice from shops in a bottle please? X

    1. Author Joanne A on January 30, 2023 at 10:09 am

      You can, though fresh lemon juice is generally considered to be healthier. Bottled lemon juice may have preservatives and added sugars.

  15. Author Lawrence on January 22, 2022 at 9:44 am

    Does bought lemon juice do the same, the sort yiou would sqirt on your fish, or do you need to make it from fresh lemons?

    1. Author Joanne A on March 9, 2023 at 10:24 am

      Fresh lemons provide more nutritional benefits and better taste than bottled lemon juice, which may contain added preservatives and be pasteurized. However, if convenience is a concern, bottled lemon juice can still add flavour and provide vitamin C.

  16. Author IOAN ROSE on February 19, 2023 at 2:31 am

    Hi Have until recently , three weeks before Christmas had Bronchitus /Throat infection , regularly drank daily lemon juice mixed with fruit juice and water but had to stop because of painful Heartburn ,possibly caused from prescribed Steroids ,briefly taken before course of strong Anti -biotics to alleviate persistent Choking . Hesitant still about Lemon Juice in drinks ,so any tips to prevent any discomfort, Thanks for your time Joan

    1. Author Joanne A on March 6, 2023 at 4:21 pm

      To enjoy lemon juice without causing heartburn, you can dilute it, drink it with food, avoid drinking it before bed, drink it at room temperature, and talk to your doctor if you experience discomfort.


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