For the past couple of years, I’ve been prone to adding lemons to my water, because of water-boredom, or extra freshness. Recently, I started adding other kinds of fruit also, and it’s been great. I was curious, though, if there was any real merit to the fruit-infused water. If you’ve been wondering, I share my findings…
“Drinking any water, or especially warm water, first thing in the morning can help flush the digestive system and rehydrate the body. Think about this… during sleep, you typically haven’t been drinking for at least 8 hours. Giving the body adequate water when you first wake up is a great way to get your body and your mind going.” via
Aids Weight Loss
“Honey and lemon water is a popular and effective remedy for weight loss. Take a glass of warm water, add 1 teaspoon honey, squeeze 1 lemon to it and drink it on an empty stomach daily in the morning. It increases the metabolism rate which burns calories fast. Stimulated metabolism uses fat as an energy source, causing you to lose weight. Lemon water with honey also boosts your energy level. Pectin fiber present in lemon reduces hunger cravings and makes you feel full. The combination of all these functions goes a long way in promoting healthy weight loss.” via
Boosts Your Immune System
“Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.” via
“The antiseptic qualities in lemon juice help kill off bad bacteria in the mouth by acting as a disinfectant. While there is no evidence-based research on lemon water’s optimal temperature, Chevalley Hedge recommends drinking it at room temperature. “Most health professionals agree room temperature is closer to your own body’s temperature and seems to calm the digestive system,” she says.” via
Maintains pH Balance
“Lemon water with salt is an effective way to restore your body’s pH levels. A pH level above 7.0 is alkaline and below 7.0 is acidic. Lemon is acidic, but when it goes inside our body, it turns alkaline and salt is alkaline in nature. Your body should be more alkaline than acidic. Maintenance of pH balance is important as poor pH balance can cause health issues like digestive problems, skin diseases, osteoporosis, arthritis etc. Proper pH balance helps in nutrient absorption, digestion, toxin elimination, etc.” via
Helps With Aches and Pains
“As Lily Gold of Simply Healthy and Happy says, lemon water can help reduce uric acid in our joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation, especially as related to arthritis.” via
“Lemon water cleanses and detoxifies the liver by increasing the liver’s detoxifying enzymes. Your liver is absolutely essential to your health and well-being. It has more than five hundred functions, many of them involved with detoxification.” via
I get water-bored really quickly.. especially when the weather warms up. I’m not a soda drinker, I only rarely crave sweet tea, so water is pretty much it. Adding fruit mixes things up. And it’s perfect for springtime! It might not be magical, but it’s certainly a great, unique, and helpful way to hydrate!
Are you a lemon-water person? Can you tell any kind of difference?
Ashley L says
You sound like my husband. He’s always trying to make me drink my water with lemon or fruit in it but I like my water plain and water-y. He keeps telling me how healthy it is for me but I never listen. Now, I guess I need to listen. :(
Chelsea B.E. says
Sister, you do you. :) Whatever makes you feel tip-top shape!