9 Benefits of Warm Water and Lemon in the Morning

Warm lemon water in the water works all kinds of miracles. I initially started drinking it to aid with weight loss, but have since found numerous benefits that I thought I would share with you all too. There’s really no reason not to be taking advantage of this morning health ritual and everyday detox drink.


Squeeze 1/2 lemon (organic if possible) into a cup of lukewarm filtered water, first thing in the morning. Avoid using boiling or ice cold water as it takes longer for your body to digest and uses more energy in the process.

The benefits

1. Aids digestion. It flushes out unwanted materials & toxins from the body. It also helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn and bloating.

2. Boosts your immune system. Lemons are filled with vitamin C, which helps fight colds. They’re high in potassium which stimulates brain and nerve function.

3. Detoxes your system. It acts as a natural diuretic, releasing toxins at a faster rate as the citric acid maximises enzyme function which stimulates the liver.

4. Balances pH levels. Due to the alkalising properties of lemons, they help remove uric acid in your joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation.

5. Clears skin. The antioxidants and vitamin C in lemons help decrease wrinkles and blemishes. The alkaline nature also kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne.

6. Aid in weight loss. Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings.

7. Energizes & enhances your mood. Lemons contain negative charged ions which provides your body with energy when it enters the digestive tract. The smell and scent of lemon can brighten your mood and help clear your mind. Lemon can also help reduce anxiety and depression.

8. Promotes Healing. Ascorbic acid found in abundance in lemons, promotes wound healing, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage.

9. Freshens breath. It’s also been known to help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. However, be aware that citric acid can erode tooth enamel. It is best to brush your teeth first.

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Do you drink warm lemon water in the morning?

  • I'm definitely going to start to do this, the benefits are just too good to miss out on!

    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

  • This is such an interesting post!


  • I love lemon water, and cucumber water is also amazing for bloating too! Swear by the two!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • Siobhan Rothwell

    Ooo, want to try this now! I've always enjoyed lemon water, just never thought of making it part of my lifestyle



  • I’ve started this on numerous occasions full aware of its benefits but somehow never stick to it! I’m terrible at keeping a habbit, this post was a good reminder of why I should start doing it again ;)

    x Josune, Your Beauty Script ❤


  • ginie hannah

    I also love lemon water, I usually drink it before going to sleep x x x

    Ginie Hannah

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  • I really need to try this to really aid with my healthy eating regime. The benefits are great and helping with skin and weightloss sounds brilliant to me! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • Love lemon water! I drink it throughout the day and start my day with honey water. I find it more soothing for early mornings and it has tons of benefits too!
    xo Jia, honeyandgazelle.wordpress.com

  • I really need to start this habit. Like really, I have a lemon so tomorrow is the day! x
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

  • I used to drink lemon water but I have very sensitive teeth and the acid started hurting my teeth and gums! But it's something my mom always tries to do – so many benefits!

    Nabihah | thesundaywardrobe.blogspot.com

  • All of these benefits sound incredible but I can't get myself to actually do this.

    xx Naomi in Wonderland

  • Oh I might give this a try, thinking it might even help my travel sickness on the way to work.




  • im a big fan too! I even wrote a post about this awhile back about how big of a fan i am!! lemon water for all!! xx

    This Damsel Loves Blog

  • Yum, I love hot lemon water!
    I've also been having A Green Tea with Lemon recently, so good :) x

    Katina | http://www.katinalindaa.com

  • missgetaway

    I love this! Once I started drinking lemon water in the morning I started to feel so much more energized and awake. Also I feel like it really boosted my metabolism and immune system – AWESOME!

    Love from Austria,



  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    I love lemon water, but haven't tried the warm version.

  • I've been drinking lemon water regularly since a year now and I love it so much! Not just because it's healthy, but it's so easy to make and tastes so nice ^^ I think I'm a little addicted to it now. Every time I'm at the super market I'm like: need to buy more lemons! haha

    x Val from Valerie Randomness

  • Lucy Johns

    I really love lemon water, so I really should drink it more as it's so good for you!


    Lucy x

  • I do this with lemon and limes, for when I want water to taste a little more interesting! Its hard to motivate yourself to drink your daily quota each day, this makes it more interesting for sure!

  • Gemma Carey

    I've been meaning to drink lemon and water in the mornings for so long now! I really need to start – there are so many benefits!

  • Liz

    I've heard such good things about doing this, I think I'm definitely going to have to give it a try!

    xo, Liz

  • Tiffany C

    i'd love to try this out!

  • alice lester

    I've read about all of the benefits of lemon water (and also done a blog post on it!) before and this is a lovely post to sum them all up and help me to memorise them!


  • This is so getting printed and stuck on my fridge! My husband has been querying my "weird lemon habit" for too long! xx


  • ariadnamorell

    I've tried to drink warm water with lemon before but I just don't like it at all which sucks because it is soo good for your body…maybe I should try to force myself into it and maybe I end up liking it! x


  • I've recently started having a whole lemon in my green smoothies every morning but I think I might try this before it! Thanks for sharing lovely!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic – Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

  • Amber McNiff

    I'm definatly going to add lemons to m water from now on!


  • Great post! Definitely going to try this out soon :)


  • Mina

    Wow , I never really though drinking lemon had this many advantages to it – I just normally pop a few in the infuser and head off just because I don't have time to make breakfast .

    – minalousha.blogspot.co.uk

  • I'm definitely going to try lemon and water! xx

  • All of the benefits sound really good. I currently have a cold, so maybe I should get into this.

    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination

  • Lauren B

    I need to start doing this!


  • Thanks so much. I am going to start this tomorrow morning. I drink water with a slice of lemon in it most days, but 1/2 a lemon with warm water first thing in the morning and all those benefits. I have heard of this regimen before but never knew all the benefits. Thanks!

  • woah thanks for the tip! definately might try it out

  • Rachel Ang

    I need this ASAP!!

    Rachel x

  • I have been hearing a lot about this as well!!! Can you talk a little bit about the weight loss benefit??

    xoxo Emily