10 Benefits to Drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Morning

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

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Something that has been very important for my body during this 7-Day Spring Cleanse, but has also been a part of my daily routine for a few months now, is drinking warm lemon water. I have started (almost) every day with a glass of warm lemon water and it has made a huge differences for me. Warm lemon water in the morning helps kickstart the digestion process for the day.  According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down. Ayurveda invites us to get a jump-start on the day by focusing on morning rituals that work to align the body with nature’s rhythms, balance the doshas and foster self-esteem alongside self-discipline.

10 Benefits to Drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Morning

There are many health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. The two biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain many substances–notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene–that promote immunity and fight infection.

HOW TO DO IT: You should be using purified water and it should be lukewarm not scalding hot. You want to avoid ice cold water, since that can be a lot for your body to process and it takes more energy to process ice cold water than the warm. Always use fresh lemons, organic if possible, never bottled lemon juice. I squeeze 1/2 a lemon with each glass and I drink it down first thing before I eat a single thing, or workout, etc.

10 Benefits to Drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Morning

10 Benefits to Drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Morning

1) Aids Digestion. Lemon juice flushes out unwanted materials and toxins from the body. It’s atomic composition is similar to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that is required for digestion. Lemons are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract. The digestive qualities of lemon juice help to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching and bloating. The American Cancer Society actually recommends offering warm lemon water to cancer sufferers to help stimulate bowel movements.

2) Cleanses Your System / is a Diuretic. Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials in part because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Therefore toxins are released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy. The citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.

3) 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. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects, and is used as complementary support for asthma and other respiratory symptoms plus it enhances iron absorption in the body; iron plays an important role in immune function. Lemons also contain saponins, which show antimicrobial properties that may help keep cold and flu at bay. Lemons also reduce the amount of phlegm produced by the body.

4) Balances pH Levels. Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. Sure, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). Lemons contain both citric and ascorbic acid, weak acids easily metabolized from the body allowing the mineral content of lemons to help alkalize the blood. Disease states only occur when the body pH is acidic. Drinking lemon water regularly can help to remove overall acidity in the body, including uric acid in the joints, which is one of the primary causes of pain and inflammation.

5) Clears Skin. The vitamin C component as well as other antioxidants helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes and it helps to combat free radical damage. Vitamin C is vital for healthy glowing skin while its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. It can actually be applied directly to scars or age spots to help reduce their appearance. Since lemon water purges toxins from your blood, it would also be helping to keep your skin clear of blemishes from the inside out. The vitamin C contained in the lemon rejuvenates the skin from within your body.

6) Energizes You and Enhances Your Mood. The energy a human receives from food comes from the atoms and molecules in your food. A reaction occurs when the positive charged ions from food enter the digestive tract and interact with the negative charged enzymes. Lemon is one of the few foods that contain more negative charged ions, providing your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The scent of lemon also has mood enhancing and energizing properties. The smell of lemon juice can brighten your mood and help clear your mind. Lemon can also help reduce anxiety and depression.

7) Promotes Healing. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), found in abundance in lemons, promotes wound healing, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage. As noted previously, vitamin C also displays anti-inflammatory properties. Combined, vitamin C is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of good health and recovery from stress and injury.

8) Freshens Breath. Besides fresher breath, lemons have  been known to help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. Be aware that citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should be mindful of this. No not brush your teeth just after drinking your lemon water. It is best to brush your teeth first, then drink your lemon water, or wait a significant amount of time after to brush your teeth. Additionally, you can rinse your mouth with purified water after you finish your lemon water.

9) Hydrates Your Lymph System. Warm water and lemon juice supports the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body. When your body is deprived of water, you can definitely feel the side effects, which include: feeling tired, sluggish, decreased immune function, constipation, lack of energy, low/high blood pressure, lack of sleep, lack of mental clarity and feeling stressed, just to name a few.

10) Aids in Weight Loss. Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. Studies have shown people who maintain a more alkaline diet, do in fact lose weight faster. I personally find myself making better choices throughout the day, if I start my day off right, by making a health conscious choice to drink warm lemon water first thing every morning.

 

Do you drink warm lemon water every morning? What are your favorite benefits?

*EDIT*

I recently discovered how smart it is to zest my lemons before I juice them for my daily warm lemon water. I keep a container in the freezer and I just keep adding to it. It’s great to toss into pasta dishes, in salad dressings, etc.

 

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1 Jennifer March 19, 2013 at 9:47 am

How long after drinking the lemon water should you wait to eat or drink anything else? I’m interested in adding this to my routine but don’t have a lot of time before I must be out the door.

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2 tastyyummies March 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Jennifer I have seen differing opinions on this. Some say 12-30 minutes, some say no need to wait at all. Some days I am literally drinking mine while I am making my breakfast, other days, like today, I drink it then workout for an hour, then eat. I guess whatever works for you and your day.

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3 shahid August 20, 2013 at 2:50 am

Hi Beth,

You are beautiful and this article is very helpful. I was also wondering if it’s necessary to wait a few minutes before having breakfast and I have the answer now. Have a good day. Shahid

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4 Leakath September 18, 2013 at 4:49 am

Hi Beth, do you know in if drinking pure lemon juice in a shot glass each morning helps you stop smoking. A friend of mine from Mexico said that this a very popular method for stopping smoking in south America. Thanks

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5 patty December 23, 2013 at 7:25 am

hi L.!
I came to this website looking for the benefits of drinking lemon juice in regards to quitting smoking.
I have been drinking hot water with half a lemons juice and a spoonful of honey for a month now, and it looks like i m quitting smoking even if i didnt intend to..i ve also lost 2,5 kilos too. So, it works super well for me.

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6 Anita May 10, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Hi Patty,
Got to this page today only. How much water do you add to your juice?
Thanks,
Anita

7 Ananda August 13, 2014 at 7:50 pm

how long by taking a shot of lemon juice everyday did your friend take before they stopped smoking?

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8 Beverley Palmer October 23, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Love this page I read it often, is it ok to have the warm lemon drink more than once a day?

Bev

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9 THANTHONY December 2, 2013 at 4:49 am

I drink lemon water all day,maybe too much as I have not used a tester??I produce Calcium Oxalate stones so this helps control this problem.Is this too much Lemon? SC

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10 Bruno April 23, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I drink lemon juice every morning as you descibed. I have been using lemons with just about everything I eat. My mother had lemon and honey ‘tea’ at the start of every day. Always fresh organic, she advised me to do the same. My mother lived to 101 years, in good health. I prepare fresh chilled lettuce with lemon juice and olive oil. Lemon juice on any grilled fish or veal. Steamed veggies or fruit salad, even over ice cream

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11 Dresden May 30, 2014 at 5:16 am

Wow Bruno, thats amazing!

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12 Fran March 25, 2015 at 7:37 am

I will start drinking warm water with lemon tomorrow.

13 shem October 26, 2013 at 10:09 am

Thanks for the information i never knew lemon has such great benefit to humam. I do take water every morning but without lemon, hence fort i will be taking it with water. Is it advisible for pregnant women to take it and children under three year.

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14 Carol January 2, 2014 at 3:40 am

Jennifer you only have to wait a half hour before eating or drinking anything else. When you drink your lemon water make certain that you are drinking it through a STRAW as its very ACIDIC. Being so acidic, it can ERODE tooth enamel.

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15 Tom March 15, 2014 at 8:47 am

that cleans the colon and kidney and etc that acidic is not acidic when injested .. trust me me look it up it becomes a good alkiline and cleans up the arteries and fat stuck in our bodies which causes cancer

read my other thread on the apple test i did that i sent try it the way i did and see what you fine good luck

that acidic acid cleans your bowels big time ..

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16 alice sutton May 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

I love lemom juice, but i use the bottle lemon juice, and it helps me alot, so is it more benefit to use the other.Show would like to know.

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17 Miriam March 25, 2015 at 7:18 am

thanks Carol, I was about to ask that. cz I have a problem with my front teeth every time I take lemon water, they become very sensitive. I also take lemon with green tea, is it advisable or does it limits the effectiveness of lemon?

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18 Jude May 6, 2015 at 2:53 am

Hi Miriam – I asked my dentist about drinking lemon water and he advised me to WAIT one hour before cleaning my teeth! Apparently if you clean them straight away (like I had been doing thinking that was a good thing to do) you are more likely to damage your teeth because you are brushing the acid into them! He went on to explain that by waiting one hour our body will clear the acid for you. This advice is for all acid foods and drinks.
I also drink it through a straw when I remember to minimise the exposure (:

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19 MomOfIV May 8, 2015 at 8:49 am

I swish with water for 30 seconds afterwards.

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20 Dawn Richardson February 12, 2014 at 3:57 am

Been drinking hot water with a slice of lemon for a couple of years. I use a pyrex glass, 10 mins before my meal helps aid digestion/peristalsis of the gut and is a purifier, great for your immune system Vit C colds /Clears Skin. Can help reduce weight anything is possible. Also VERY SOCIAL..can ask for it in most eating houses.

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21 Tahir Rana April 7, 2014 at 7:42 am

Hi,
Well this depends on what kind of benefits you want to have from drinking lemon. If your body is acidic and you are taking it for getting alkalised , so wait 30 min after drinking. If you are using it as vitamin C tonic, then there is no need to wait, or you can take it right after food. Keep in mind too much lemon can give you a heart burn, in that case just take a glass of any cola to settle down.

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22 Sam June 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm

You should wait for 45 minutes to get the better result .

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23 Gazala firdousi April 4, 2015 at 7:27 am

hay, i m ashthmic pasient , so can i use morning lemmon juice tips?…plzz reply me…thnx

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24 Sarah March 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

I used to drink warm lemon water every morning with a dash of cayenne…not a fan :) I did like it without the cayenne, though. But for me, I just couldn’t get with it for some reason. I’m such a zombie in the mornings! Now I’m really loving the juice of half a lemon in my green tea- SO stinkin’ good! Try it!

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25 tastyyummies April 26, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Ive done a master cleanse shot with lemon, ginger and cayenne, good in small doses, but I couldn’t do much more than a shot. I love the idea of adding green tea. Maybe I will try that sometime, for a little change. Thanks for the suggestion.

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26 Darcy March 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Beth-do you also drink coffee? Just curious. I want to kick the caffeine habit for something more natural and energizing. Just wondering what your thoughts are. Thanks!

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27 tastyyummies March 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Hey Darcy – I only drink coffee occasionally, when I am really craving it or just want a little caffeine buzz :) Think super early morning craft fair set up, etc. I used to be a daily coffee drinker and I didn’t like feeling as if I *HAD* to have it, now I just enjoy a cup when I am craving it, usually less than once a week. I would try substituting your coffee with herbal tea or the lemon water in the morning. If you are a heavy coffee drinker, maybe don’t quit it cold turkey, since you could end up with headaches and stuff. Today I tried for the first time an herbal coffee replacement. http://teeccino.com It is naturally decaffeinated, non acidic and tastes like coffee.

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28 reba January 3, 2014 at 9:50 am

Just started with the lemon water. Is it ok to add a few grains of Stevia or sugar? I can drink it without but would like it to be a little more palatable!

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29 Katie January 13, 2014 at 12:17 am

You’re probably better off adding a spoonful of honey, preferably raw and/or organic. Honey also has many wonderful benefits.

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30 cory February 16, 2014 at 10:51 pm

I would not add anything to it, and just enjoy the lovely taste of lemon. Refined sugar, can have many negative impacts on your health. and that contradicts the purpose of this wonderful lemon drink! And i’ve personally no idea what stevia contains… i would stay away from the additives!

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31 StinkyGorilla March 28, 2014 at 6:17 am

Nice site. I started reading it after searching on benefits of ACV!

Re: Lemon and adding something sweet: my suggestion would be Local Honey or Black Strap Molasses.

I actually drink Apple Cider Vinegar, Warm water and Black Strap Molasses. Reading the benefits of Lemon above seem somewhat similar.

32 Lisa January 9, 2015 at 11:40 am

Actually I’ve been using Stevia for years and it’s not bad for you at all it’s actually a natural herbs sweet inner 100% natural so there’s no harm in it

33 Kathy April 7, 2015 at 10:48 am

Lisa, I’ve had a very different reaction from Stevia as have many! I’m trying to get healthier with drinking lemon water,

As you know, the transition to real food is a journey. It doesn’t happen overnight. There are bumps in the road. It’s a learning process. One bump in my road toward healing? Stevia.”

From: Why I Quit Stevia – calorie-free sweeteners | Global Truth
http://www.globaltruth.net/?p=2436

34 Sandra April 28, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Hi Cory,
Just started reading this page and very impressed. Just want to let you know that Stevia is derived from a plant and has nothing artificial in it. Unlike other sweeteners is is all natural.

35 Debbie January 30, 2015 at 6:39 am

I love teeccino! They have a few different flavors. However, I am hooked on hazelnut.

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36 Emmy Lou March 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

So funny, years ago when I was living abroad in college I used to do this every morning just because I wanted something to warm me up super early with the sun rise and it was easy-peasy. The mamitas all told what a horrible thing it was and that I would lose too much weight and I (of course) needed to be drinking sugared up tea haha. I might have to get back to this, thanks for the post!

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37 Emily March 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Thank you for this post! I woke up this morning wanting a lemon water but had no idea about all of the benefits that it offers. I started including a daily fresh vegetable juice each morning, sometimes a veg smoothie instead. Think I’m going to start adding lemon water daily as well =)

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38 Kathy April 7, 2015 at 10:52 am

Mmmm, me too!

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39 Jennifer March 26, 2013 at 4:14 am

I love mine with a bit of honey and cinnamon, do you still benefit as much with these added in?

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40 tastyyummies March 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Hey Jennifer, I am assuming all of the benefits from the lemon are still there, but the added benefits of the honey and cinnamon, but I cannot say for sure since I don’t know. I would definitely be curious. That does sound extra yummy though!

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41 Kalyan November 26, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Adding honey has its benefits. Many believe the combination of lemon and honey mixed in lukewarm water helps reduce fat!

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42 Lauren April 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

I enjoy honey and lemon in my water and, of course, in my tea every day. Having local honey in the house has really helped with everyone’s allergies over the past year too.

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43 Ash July 14, 2013 at 1:09 am

Honey also aids in cutting the weight down if only if added in a suitable quantity. Plus, honey has it owns benefits. You can add Honey into your lemon water make sure it’s warm as Beth mentioned.

Ash

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44 Mike Wood October 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Jennifer, I think I’m going to add a little cinnamon to my warm lemon and honey drink every morning. I know cinnamon helps control blood sugar so it can only provide an additional benefit.

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45 abida sanni April 14, 2013 at 10:04 am

hi i have been drinking the lemon water in the afternoon…i cant drink first thing in the morning…is this okay?

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46 zalfa April 20, 2013 at 12:07 am

lovely blog…great info

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47 Judy April 23, 2013 at 7:04 pm

I’ve started drinking warm lemon water first thin in the morning just a week or so ago & am starting to enjoy it… I put in 3 teaspoons of lemon juice ~ is that enough to get the benefits??

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48 tastyyummies April 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Hey Judy, should be yeh but please make sure to use fresh lemon juice, not the bottled stuff. I use the juice from half a lemon and about 10 ounces of water. Hope that helps. Glad you have been enjoying!

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49 Judy April 23, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Thanks!! Yes, I’ve juiced my fresh lemons and have a little jar with my juice… Also been making lemon water in a pitcher in the fridge for a refreshing glasses of water during the day…

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50 tastyyummies April 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Wow thats great Judy, I am hoping with having a lemon tree here very soon that I will have enough lemons to be juicing them in big batches.

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51 Shaun June 17, 2013 at 3:12 am

Hi – why do you think using bottled lemon juice should be avoided?

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52 Sarah June 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I’m not an expert, but I would assume its because it’s processed and not nearly as fresh.

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53 Darelne February 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Yep. Bottled lemon juice has been heated and processed which reduces it’s health benefits.

54 Colleen October 20, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Not to mention it is often preserved with sulphur dioxide.

55 Michelle October 4, 2013 at 11:34 am

Hi Beth: Does it have to be in AM? Can you drink it througout the day?

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56 Laura Lee March 27, 2014 at 6:03 am

Love your blog…just found it this morning! Can we use bottled ReaLemon 100% lemon juice? I have been doing that about a month and it seems to be working. But…does it work?! It is just faster and easier for me on the go!
Thanks for blogging!

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57 Gemma Hudson March 27, 2014 at 7:41 am

Hi there! I’ve seen this question asked a few times. I think it’s safe to say, “fresh is ALWAYS best” :)

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58 Haley March 9, 2015 at 1:55 pm

I have a question since you have said only use real lemons squeezed in the warm water I was wondering if you have Costco near you? Costco carries organic lemon juice that is sold in bottles that are fresh pressed from Italy. It is pasteurized though so I wonder if that destroys the benefits of the lemon? It only contains 100% lemon juice and no additives and is organic. It seems as close to a the real lemon while offering the convenience of being bottled. Would love your thoughts?

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59 Tom March 15, 2014 at 8:42 am

I have been drinking lemon juice and water for 5 yrs i have had friends say too me after not seeing for a while i look the same and when i look at them they dont … so keep on drinking it at my girlfriend house i cutted a green apple …. in half and i dashed lemon juice onm one and not the other on a plate and i placed it on TOP .. of the fridege and they didnt know it was there and i took it out in front of them… and shown them what i did and they were surprized on how the one side was rotten in the green apple and the other was as good as it was cut… it does have strong properties of antioxidants try it out …

plus i dont put three teaspoons i give it a three second squirt from the bottle which im sure is more then enough for a human being every morning …

and beleive me i put in once in a while three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with my lemon juice and water and i get the shakes just dropping it all in one shot and i know its cleaing the fat inside my kidneys and liver and colon and etc …. when i go too the washroom i can feel it cleaning inside when i am done .. so try that method.. it will help in the long run in life … it will help absorb foods that you intake and you clean it aswell daily and keep healthy i dont get sick .. last winter one day the year before 2 days and etc for the past five years .. good luck and keep lemons in your life

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60 Buhle April 24, 2013 at 12:28 am

Why is not wise 2 use bottled lemon juice? Please give me clearence on that one…

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61 tastyyummies April 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Because most times bottled lemon juice, isn’t just pure 100% lemon juice, many times it has preservatives added to keep it “fresh” etc. This is obviously altering the natural make up of the lemon , it’s nutrients and consequently it’s benefits. Additionally bottled lemon juice can contain sulphites which a lot of people are allergic to. Hope that helps.

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62 lemonless January 27, 2014 at 6:34 am

So if I’m not allergic, will bottled lemon juice have any benefit at all? I’d like to switch to fresh juice, but won’t have access to real lemons until at least next week, and happen to have a few days-worth of bottled on hand.

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63 Beth Alley July 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

if you are not allergic to sulphites, just eat grass!!!

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64 JustMe September 19, 2014 at 10:09 am

I like Lakewood 100 percent organic pure lemon juice…the closest to the real thing. It is non-GMO, cold pressed, not from concentrate, nothing added. Taste great. One bottle goes a long way. Less expensive than buying lemons all the time and saves time.

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65 Murali January 28, 2015 at 8:21 am

Any bottled fruit juice is heated for short time and then bottled. That would destroy any enzyme in the fruit. Another important thing we need to watch is heating in microwave. That would destroy many good qualities in the food. For example, garlic heated in the microwave to remove the skin, would lose all its flavor.
If it is medicinal item, I would not heat in microwave. I would heat the plain water in microwave and then add the lemon and honey to it (ofcourse, I assume, every one heat the water first). Just my 2 cents.

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66 regina July 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

Bottled lemon juice contains sulphites.

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67 Iswor G. C. April 24, 2013 at 5:16 am

I think it helps in weight loss.
I used it for 3 months with cold water, reduced more than 3kg.
Thanks for suggestion.

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68 tastyyummies April 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm

That’s great to hear you had such great results Iswor. Thanks for sharing.

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69 Tracie Patrick April 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Can anyone tell me if I let my daughter 8 drink warm lemon water a couple of times a week if it will interfer with her anibotics that she takes for a immune system problem and she also takes proaboitcs also.. I like the idea of it flushing her kidneys and boosting her immune system but I dont want to over use it on her.
Thank you
Tracie

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70 tastyyummies April 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Tracie, I would definitely say this is a question to direct to the doctor who prescribed the antibiotics to your daughter. Likely it will be just fine and daily consumption of the lemon water wouldn’t be over use, it could even help her body in dealing with the antibiotics, etc. But you will want to be 100% sure so you aren’t undoing the effects of the antibiotics, unknowingly. Best to be on the safe side.

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71 scotty400 April 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

use a straw when drinking lemon water easier on the chicklets

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72 tastyyummies April 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Great tip Scotty. Thanks

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73 Karleen02 April 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I am trying to change my diet & have started with half of lemon in warm water everyday a half an hour before eating brekky if possible. I have also stopped food in the diet like bread, sugar, butter, red meat, by doing just these small things, I have noticed weight starts to drop off. Can anyone suggest some different foods that I could eat for brekky after drinking the lemon water, as I am trying also to lose weight which is always a struggle for me. I cannot exercise like I would like to, as I have a bad knee, although I do try to go to a warm pool to do exercises when I can. My diet has been more sugary than it should be for years, because I have a sweet tooth, I dont want to eat this way anymore & wish I wouldnt succumb to the sugar craving.
Any ideas.?????

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74 tastyyummies April 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Smoothies sweetened only with fruit like bananas or some dates would be a great breakfast with lots of benefits and it would even help suppress some of the sugar cravings. Also try oatmeal, chia seed puddings, homemade granola or cereal bars. Homemade muffins, scones, baked donuts, etc. Also eggs are great in moderation if you eat them. So many great possibilities. Hope that helps and congrats on the great life changes and the weight loss!

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75 Jay Rockliffe June 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Just make sure if you are eating smoothies to put some cereal or berries in the bowl so you it forces you to chew your food…if we don’t salivate on/with our food our body has a harder time breaking it down. Fresh vegetable juices with beets are a great way to start your digestive system on the right path…:)

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76 Rebecca Freeman November 27, 2013 at 4:31 pm

To aid in the breakdown and absorption of the nutrients in a smoothie, use Pineapple and/or Papya. They have enzymes in them that help you get the most nutrition out of the food you eat.

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77 Johanna June 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I would suggest eating mostly protein for ‘brekky’ for energy. All the carbs in muffins, etc. play havoc with your blood sugar and may make you crave more carbs an/or sugary foods.

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78 Roger July 26, 2013 at 5:02 am

Hi

I am relatively new to the lemon water having been introduced to it by a lady I work with, now it’s part of my staple morning routine. A breakfast I love and has helped with weight loss is millet porridge, it can be a bit of chore to make but I tend to make up a batch and then freeze it in portions and then just reheat when needed it keeps you feeling full for hours. Various recipes online but I substitute the milk for rice milk in all of them.

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79 thenettlepatch June 14, 2013 at 1:12 am

I would suggest a fruit smoothie with 2TBsp freshly ground organic golden flax seeds added (grind them in a little coffee grinder before adding to the main blender). I have a real sweet tooth as well, and have also cut out all bread – you should find that your sugar cravings will diminish greatly! Bread really stimulates the appetite (which is why I started having smoothies in the morning in the first place) and this new morning routine has really been great – I am getting all my daily fruit in one whack + the flax seed (SO good for you!), it’s quick, easy, and it gives me energy!

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80 Natalie July 11, 2013 at 6:53 am

You can always try fruit smoothies. Dates and bananas with berries are my favorite. the dates are super sweet, so you don’t have to add sugar. I also try polenta with dried fruit and Agave nectar or coconut sugar.

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81 martha November 11, 2013 at 10:49 am

Hi Karleen2
I too have a sweet tooth, what Im doing is a smoothie in the morning with a banana, apple, papaya, cinimon, glass of water and 4 table spoons of oak meal. I also cut down on sweets and have lost 15 pounds in 3 months.

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82 Beverly November 15, 2013 at 5:54 am

I have lemon water every morning, along with some cinnamon and ginger. A great breakfast that I have most mornings is an egg white omelet: Heat up 1/2 tsp flaxseed oil, and saute 1 clove of garlic. Add 1 sliced mushroom, 1 chopped green onion and 1/8 cup chopped red pepper. Saute until soft and add 1/2 cup greens (spinach and baby kale are my favorite!) Once the greens are wilty, add 1/2 cup egg whites and 1/2 oz cheese or vegan cheese. Season with 1/2 tsp of your preferred spices. I like to experiment with greek seasonings, southwest or provence spices…have fun with it, but avoid salt!

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83 KC April 25, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Oatmeal with almonds, eggs, plain Greek yogurt with granola (honey sweetened..no sugar). But my favorite breakfast is a smoothie that includeds chia seeds.

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84 tastyyummies April 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Great tips KC, thanks for sharing!

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85 bacsc1236 April 28, 2013 at 8:29 am

karleen02 i also have a very bad knee, i had gotten up to 202lbs the weight was putting to much stress on my knee so i said enough was enough, i started walking slow at first now i can run a mile nonstop i can do squats still cant do lunges yet but i’m working on that as of today i am down 36lbs still have about 40 more to go. There are alot of excerises you can do with knee injuries also i love the lemon water i put 1tsp ground flax in mine

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86 Rosemary Mackey May 1, 2013 at 8:16 am

Hi I would like to know if there are any benefits for health in limes, I love lemon water and drink first thing every day, many thanks for your great website.

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87 Emma May 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

My grandmother was born in 1903 and drank warm lemon water every day of her life. She worked until she was 76…raised 10 children and had the most beautiful skin I can remember. She barely had any wrinkles. My Mom always attributes it to Nana’s warm lemon water habit.

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88 ANN SAULSBURY May 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

I AM DRINKING EVERY MORNING AND LET ME TELL YOU I WILL TELL EVERY ONE, YOU FEEL GOOD LOOK GOOD ALL DAY WHAT A WONDERFUL THING TO DO FOR YOURSELF. GOD BLESS.

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89 Ginger May 3, 2013 at 7:04 am

I started doing lemon water (almost) every day back in January, as well as start watching what I eat and controlling portions, cutting out sugars and late night snacking, etc. Long story short, I’ve lost 14 lbs since mid-January! Though I know it’s not the only reason I’ve lost weight, I’ve credited the lemon water for being a huge help in kick starting and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. I feel more energized (equals less coffee!), more hydrated, and just overall better. I do alternate between warm and cold lemon water, and I don’t always drink first thing before anything else but try to still get it in everyday. Thanks for this post; it is full of great information and is even more motivation to continue drinking lemon water!

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90 Charm May 4, 2013 at 8:28 am

Hi Beth,

Thanks for posting this wonderful tips of lemon. Well, I had been drinking lemon water (freshly cut up lemon pieces soaking in warm water) for about 1 month so far. I do find my joints hurt less as I have gout. I wonder does it help in the overall being of a lupus sufferer like myself? I have fibromyglagia too. I also have heart problems (CAD ~ coronary artery disease)too. My mood seems better after this lemon therapy (I am bipolar). Can my diabete mum reap the benefits as well? Have a nice day !!

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91 Adam May 4, 2013 at 11:23 am

Here is my story: I (45/m) have been taking all vitamins, Calcium, B complex, Omega-3, (stopped taking salts, cut sugar, only Coconut oil) no eggs, half spoon milk 0% in tea. And had my blood pressure (150+/100+) for over a year. You know I do not like visiting doctors.

Out of nowhere just two days ago I drank water with half lemon juice (no sugar) at night and saw my blood pressure 130/90 in the morning. Now drinking three times lemon water.

I just bumped onto this blog. Got lot of support. The warm water and green tea ideas are wonderful.

By the way I have stopped all supplements/tablets in last two days and going fine. I wasted my money on them so far, I guess. First time I saw my blood pressure now touching 127/88. I am so happy believe me.

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92 linda tritton June 23, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Please let me know if you begin to feel better having stopped your supplements as I would like to stop mine also. Thank you Linda

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93 Grace May 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Hi, I am super enthusiastic about starting to use lemons in my daily routine. I have very early starts 5 days a week and think warm lemon water will be a better kickstart to my day – rather then the awful instant coffee I currently slurp down!. Just wondering if I can squeeze fresh lemons and freeze it in portions? (Or, will it last in the fridge?) Would that have the same benefits?? I’m worried about not having lemons on hand everyday.

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94 BRIT May 7, 2013 at 11:04 am

HI IM TRYING TO DROP SOME POUNDS MAYBE 10, HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DRINK THE LEMON WATER AND IS 1 LEMON PER GLASS OK?

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95 Sujeet October 16, 2013 at 3:55 am

Hi Brit, 1/2 lemon in the morning and 1/2 in the evening is usually enough. I always do the 1/2 in the morning with a juicer (it gets all the juice out which is a fair amount). Must say, I don’t always use the other half of in the evening.

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96 Suzette November 3, 2013 at 7:58 am

I currently drink 2 teaspoons of vinegar in 10 ounces of lukewarm water every morning. What is the differance switching to 1/2 the juice of lemon?

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97 Kelly January 29, 2014 at 6:23 am

SUZETTE S. ??? – How did I find you on here, for Pete’s Sake!! I started lemon water this morning. Thought I’d see what I’m up for! Sounds like nothing but good stuff!

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98 Judith May 10, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Hi Beth, thank you. This has been of great help. I started drinking lemon water about a week ago when I decided to go sugar free. However, I just realized I’ve been actually doing lime water. Is there a difference?

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99 Lady T May 11, 2013 at 8:09 am

I love it first thing in the morning, hot of course..I also drink it through out the day..In fact I have a huge pitcher of Lemon water with mint leaves in my fridge…It’s soooooooooooo good!

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100 Adam May 11, 2013 at 11:20 am

(Lemon/Lime) What I found (1) not easy to extract lime juice (2) taste little different. Other than that I see same benefits.

I have been on lemon/lime water without sugar two+ weeks. Feeling a lot better. I have seen my blood pressure touching 178/122 just two months back. Mostly in 150/100 range over a year. Today I just saw 120/81 and that bring me back here to write my comments. Also cutting on unhealthy diet is very important. Losing my weight. In the last six months I cut 10 pounds. Though I am still over-weight. Need to lose another 10 pounds at least. Just one thing bothering me on how to lose belly fats.

Thanks.

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101 Tammy June 1, 2014 at 8:12 pm

I was told that you need to do your lemon water and 20 minutes after you need to eat breakfast. It doesn’t have to be a big breakfast a yogurt will do just fine. The reason is that if you skip breakfast your body produces Cortisol which is what is responsible for the belly fat.Just some food for thought. I am just newly doing this myself. I was told this over the weekend by a family nurse practitioner so I am giving it a shot myself. I found this site by looking up the benefits of lemon water and thought I would share what I was told.. Hope it helps. :)

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102 miltone mubunzi May 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I have been taking warm lemon water evry morning and some times even after super,so is it ok to health plz advice me.thanx

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103 miltone mubunzi May 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Hi,I have beeen taking warm lemon water evry morning and some times even after super isit ok to my health, plz advice me.

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104 Mark Goldstein May 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Hey, quick question.
I live in Costa Rica, where we do not have lemons, well we will in a few years thanks to a baby lemon try we “brought” in.
In any case, we don’t have them here, but we do have sveral types of limes. Do you know if there is much of a difference?
I’m sure it can’t hurt, but I’d like to know so that I can speak from a place of knowledge when suggesting this to our retreat guests.
Thanks so much.

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105 Rebeca June 28, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Hey Mark,
I dont know in what part of Costa Rica are you from but I was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica for 21 years before moving to Miami and they do have lemons over there they are called “limones amarillos” I used to get them all the time. Supermarkets have them and also the farmers market.

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106 Almetha May 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Can I drink the warm lemon juice 3x a day ?
Would it benefit me more ? Will I get better results sooner

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107 flordeliza March 9, 2014 at 10:03 am

One fresh lemon including its skin daily . Blenderized to smoothie consistency will neutralized acids in your stomach, provides you with Vit C, ,regulate you bowel due to pulp that goes along with the juice, decreases inflammation, very food for a lot of thing. Just once daily. Maybe helps cancer growth. Never more than on. Why place on warm water .The benefits is when its fresh.

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108 hemant May 13, 2013 at 11:49 pm

hii,
I am daily drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Morning mixed with Honey at 7.00 am. Then i do exercise for around 30 mins, and after getting fresh i take my breakfast Apple and Milk around 8.30 am. So i want to know “how much Minimum gap of time should be between taking lemon water and milk. ? and also is it ok to have milk after drinking lemon water ? “.

Please advice me.

Thanks

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110 Juni May 14, 2013 at 2:12 am

Did you drink purely just a squeezed lemon in warm water? Doesn’t it taste extremely sour, is it possible to add some honey in it or add it into other beverages like tea, milk or coco?

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111 hemant May 16, 2013 at 11:21 pm

yes, you can add honey 1 Spoon… as i m doing the same… honey will change the taste… also honey is good for health…

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112 Jen August 13, 2013 at 6:39 am

I add about a tbsp of honey and its great. Only been two days but I thought I had allergies yesterday. At night it turned out to be a cold. Last night and this morning had warm lemon honey water and I feel better. Less congestion!!

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113 Heidi May 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I’m assuming that lime juice could be substituted for the lemon juice? Also, why not the bottled juice?

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114 Tessie May 16, 2013 at 5:27 am

Hi,
how long after doing the lemon diet should i notice weight loss ?

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115 Isabel May 16, 2013 at 8:39 am

Hi,
I’m wondering if it matters if you use just the juice of the lemon or if you put slices of lemon in the water?

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116 Ramsey May 19, 2013 at 4:16 am

I add lemon juice to my tea; 2 bag of black tea, a bag of green tea, 1 table spoonful of honey and 1/2 a lemon. But my question is, why half a lemon?

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117 John May 19, 2013 at 9:43 am

Try 2 scoops of frozen lemon with a dash of chia seeds in a cup of cold water first thing in the morning. Stick a lemon in the freezer for a day or 2. When frozen grate the entire lemon into a small container and stick back in the freezer. This is detoxifying and helps curb hunger. Read up on helth benifits of frozen lemon!

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118 anne May 20, 2013 at 8:26 am

hey there! I just read your blog this time around. And i thought that trying to do this routine in the morning is a great idea.Im gonna have to buy some lemons tomorrow after work haha. Truth is i have a hard time losing weight, I have been gaining weight these past few months now and i am terribly eager to lose these extra pounds of mine. i dont exercise much because im such a sleepy head.But trying to do that lemon drink will probably be helpful to me.Thanks. But hey!one more question, is putting a slice of lemon in your water good too?does it have the same benefit as the first?

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119 jane May 21, 2013 at 5:14 am

hi

i want to loss weight will lemon water & honey will reduce it , and hom much it will take to loss weight .

jane

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120 Annie May 23, 2013 at 7:11 am

Can you substitute limes for a change every once in a while? Great site

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121 imelda May 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I been drinking warm lemon water every morning for the past 3 weeks, wanted to read more information on it.

Great information!

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122 jane blaylock February 24, 2014 at 7:55 am

well this is first morning i am gonna try this ans see how good it does work i know a lot of pple drink lemon water and have lost weight and benifited them in other ways

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123 Geri May 25, 2013 at 6:49 am

My 16 year old Grand daughter advised me about the lemon and hot water advantages, so I just started this morning. She and I are both very health conscious but I weaken at times as I love my ice cream and sweets. I look forward to following your blog, it’s great. thank you.

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124 bobot May 27, 2013 at 12:07 am

is it ok to drink the warm lemon water 1 hour after dinner. thanks

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125 Nick May 27, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Hello, I have looking for quite sometimes about PH balance & drinking Alkaline water or adding lemon juice to the water. I am suffering from Gout problem since last 3 months. I have flares from last 3 months Dr. Has put me on 40 mg of Urolic to reduce Gout Attack but still I am having episode of pain. I wanted to start with lemon water from tommorow.
Do you if helps in making blood levels alkaline & helps preventing with Gout Flare ups. I am going to give a try.
Nick.

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126 praful May 28, 2013 at 1:29 am

I have started drinking lemon and honey with lukewarm water early in the morning and at bed time.It’s improving my digestion.Is it also good at bed time?

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127 Fiso May 30, 2013 at 1:32 am

I do too yes! It’s a habit I have had for a long time but never actually looked into the benefits

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128 Fadi May 31, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I do exactly the same but using natural apple vinegar. It is doing miracles to my body

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129 Merry May 31, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Hi, I live in Venezuela where we only have limes, no lemons. I’m going to start trying this; I hope the benefits are the same. Does anyone know if limes are alkalizing in the body as well?

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130 Fiso June 2, 2013 at 4:13 am

I would imagine they have the same properties

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131 Alex September 4, 2013 at 8:42 am

From what I have heard, limes have a very strong alkalinizing properties!! Both are ver good for that. Maybe limes are a tiny bit better just for having a tiny bit less sugar than lemons (which have very little sugar anyway). :)

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132 kim June 1, 2013 at 10:48 am

Thank you so much for this article. I have been trying to lose some weight and have a hard time sticking with a plan unless I understand the health benefits. Ive read that drinking warm lemon water is something that I should do every morning, but didnt understand way. Now I do! This is just what I was looking for. Thank you, again!

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133 Mohan das June 2, 2013 at 12:10 am

Lemon warm water absolutely benefits.Can we try it with a little bit of honey?

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134 bayross June 4, 2013 at 6:52 am

Good morning,
Are there any benefits to drinking lemon water throughout the day, especially toward weight loss? I drink lemon water 30 minutes before I eat and then I keep drinking it throughout the day.

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135 Sue Keldsen June 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I love homemade lemonade. I add very little sugar. But am gaining weight, so I decided to skip the sugar all together and just drink lemon and / lime water… I don’ t just do it in the morning, I do it all day and night. I have gotten bored with drinking just plain filtered water, so adding lemon juice has helped alot. I wonder, could I be doing harm, by drinking so much. I don’t use a half a lemon per glass, more like a lemon wedge’s worth of juice equaling about a whole lemon or lime a day . Is is to much? I do notice I am feeling better, and have cut sugar out of my diet now that I don’t drink lemonade.

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136 Olguette Momeni June 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Has anyone experienced stomach pain after drinking lemon juice in warm water?

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137 Maria July 9, 2013 at 6:09 am

I just started drinking lemon and hit water yesterday and had some stomach upset. It lasted most of the day. I put several whole slices in the water. I think today I will put only the juice.

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138 Rayna G August 30, 2013 at 8:36 am

I was going to ask the same question. I had really bad cramps that lasted 2 days. I quit drinking it and am really disappointed.

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139 Isis F September 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm

It could be because it is reacting with other food you have eaten during the day or that your body is just not used to it. Keep trying for a couple of days. Also I suggest just a slice of lemon squeezed and then dropped in with a tiny squeeze of honey if you’re going to drink more than once a day.

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140 Latania Williams January 23, 2014 at 8:42 am

No I haven’t.

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141 EDWARD DORMINIC MBOGHOLI June 7, 2013 at 8:10 am

This is great information i have also started taking warm water with lemon but for over two year every morning i do take fresh orange juice i have seen wonders and i thank God at my age that is 49 years i am very HEALTHY. My message is people should be encourage to take LEMON with warm water and fresh orange

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142 Juin Fleur June 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I have been drinking this religiously for one month and have seen significant improvement of my acne and no more breakouts, I have regular bowel movements, less pain, significant weight loss without trying and more energetic!

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143 Sweety June 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm

some people says that when you stop drinking warm lemon water,its cause to gain weight again. is it true?

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144 Cassandra Hargrove June 9, 2013 at 7:04 am

Been doing this regimin for almost a week! Can’t wait to see ALL of the benefits you ladies speak about! Will post update in a month.

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145 YWL June 9, 2013 at 7:24 pm

What is the maximum lemon to take in a day ??

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146 Lisa June 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Hi Beth!
Thanks for this great list of benefits. I only knew about a couple of the benefits. For a long time now, I add lemon to a glass of water daily. It was amazing how soft and clear my skin was. Plus no stinky smell after sweating, even on a hot day.

Have a great day and thanks again
Lisa

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147 Vrinda June 11, 2013 at 10:20 pm

I am going to gym mainly for weight reduction exercise. I have just crossed first line of obesity. Can I have honey-lemon warm water? If so how much at max.

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148 Renee June 12, 2013 at 1:41 am

WOW! I did not know it was that awesome. I knew there was a reason I LOVE lemons!

Thank you so much for your amazing post!

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149 Peter June 12, 2013 at 9:40 am

This great information, thank you so much for this.

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150 Grace June 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I can no longer drink grapefruit juice as it interacts adversely with certain meds. Is there any adverse reactions to drinking lemon and water?

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151 tastyyummies June 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm

this is something you will want to ask your doctor. I cannot answer that. THanks.

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152 aiyun June 12, 2013 at 7:47 pm

hi, thanks for your post, i have start drinking from 1.6.2013 with 3 slice lemon(together with lemon skin) with hot water everyday, is this the correct way to drink? hope u can reply to me. thank you.

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153 Lorraine June 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Do you know if limes would be just as beneficial? While I do love lemons, I adore limes even more.

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154 Lorraine June 12, 2013 at 9:44 pm

And how many ounces of water do you use per teaspoon of juice?
Thank you.

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155 tastyyummies June 13, 2013 at 7:53 am

I m not sure exactly, I just fill up a glass with about 8 to 10 ounces of water and squeeze half a lemon into it. It isn’t a perfect science, measurements aren’t exactly important.

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156 tastyyummies June 13, 2013 at 7:53 am

I am not sure, I haven’t done the research on limes. I believe just lemons have this extensive of a list of benefits.

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157 Lorraine June 13, 2013 at 8:06 am

I’m going to have to look into it.

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158 Dominique June 14, 2013 at 12:34 am

Hey does the warm water and lemons really help cause I drink it every morning.! But my question is do I have to work out with it or the lemon water burns calories without me working out..!! Should I or should I not work out with it.???

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159 thenettlepatch June 14, 2013 at 1:17 am

Great article that answered all my questions about water and lemon in the morning – thank-you!! I woke up this morning craving it. I do believe our bodies tell us what they need!

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160 robert June 14, 2013 at 2:52 am

Drinking pure water helps defeat cancer…for more info on water purification, here is a good site science of Water.

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161 Lorraine June 14, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I found this website discussing the benefit of lemons vs limes:
” Benefits of Lemons
Per 1 oz. of juice, lemons have 14 mg of vitamin C and higher anti-inflammatory benefits than limes. Vitamin C is beneficial for detox as it helps the liver to produce glutathione, which is regenerative and helps the liver to process toxins and eliminate them. Lemons are alkalizing, like limes, and have a fresh, bright, tangy flavor.

Benefits of Limes
Limes contain 9.2 mg of vitamin C per 1 oz. of juice and still have a positive effect on inflammation due to their alkalizing qualities, although not as much as lemons. Limes do contain higher levels of calcium and vitamin A, but not significant enough amounts to be of any benefit. Limes have a great fresh tropical flavor.

Which One to Use?
Both lemons and limes have similar nutritional profiles, but as lemons have slightly higher contents of certain vitamins, they could be more beneficial to detox. However, limes still contain the same compounds, and if you are getting bored of using lemons for your detox program, limes can be a great substitute for flavor. They both work with detox programs such as the master cleanse and can be interchanged for variety.
Read more: Lemons Vs. Limes to Detox | eHow http://www.ehow.com/way_5834092_lemons-vs_-limes-detox.html#ixzz2WDmwnFmY

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162 Lorraine June 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm

As for grapefruit v lemons or limes, I asked a pharmacist. Please talk to your pharmacist or doctor before trying this, since I am NEITHER!
Grapefruits have an a number of compounds in them that inhibit the drug-metabolizing enzyme isoform CYP3A4 predominately in the small intestine. That breaks down a lot of medications and causes your body to react differently than without the grapefruit.
Lemons and limes do not contain these compounds and therefore are usually safe. BUT, again, check with your medical professionals before adding anything new to your diet.

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163 Aisha June 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I’ve been using lemon water as an alternative to water itself. I prepare a pitcher of water with slices of lemon and sometimes leave it overnight in the fridge. Would you know if it’s still safe to drink it after 3 days of it being inside the fridge?

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164 N.purushottam June 16, 2013 at 3:57 am

I have started drinking lemon water with honey my pot belly reduced by 2 ” in three months time good results I am sooooooooo happy

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165 neisha July 21, 2013 at 6:14 am

did you change your eating habits or go on a diet as well?

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166 David June 18, 2013 at 12:23 am

Great article! Thank you for sharing tips of how to live better. I started drinking lemon with warm water a few weeks ago every morning and I do really enjoy it.

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167 Khaled June 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Hello All,

I’ve been struggling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the last 7 years, two weeks ago I tried to drink a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning.. and for the first time since 7 years I’m feeling normal again ..

I wish to tell everyone with IBS about this (while I know it’s not necessarily that what works for me will be good for them but it worth a try) because I really know how hard it is to live with IBS.

Tip 1. I wait 30 minutes before eating after drinking the warm water.

Tip 2. I started to feel good in the 3rd or 4th day.

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168 Manda November 15, 2013 at 11:15 am

Khaled,

I suffer with IBS too. I just started warm water with fresh squeezed lemon juice this morning. I feel pretty good today but as you know, diet also affects the way we feel as well. I am hoping that the warm lemon water will keep me regular, which is something I haven’t been with IBS, I’m the mixed type. I am glad to see its working for you.

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169 Palesa June 21, 2013 at 3:12 am

Hi,great thoughts we share,i have been drinking lemon juice for quite some time now,i have a good digestive system n my weight is totally up to standard as well as my skin,warm lemon water is the way to go…you wont regret this!!!

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170 Monica June 22, 2013 at 6:22 am

Hi,
I have been drinking lemon water for abut one week. I drink a 32oz of water first thing in the monring with a whole squeezed lemon. Is that ok?

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171 Jim June 23, 2013 at 7:19 am

I have been drinking lemon water for about 30 years now. Never knew that I was taking care of my body so well. There would be times when life got in the way and I did not enjoy the nectar of the Gods and within a few days I could tell the difference. Though I prefer the water to be a bit cooler as it soothes my throat and since it causes the body to work harder I lose more of the unwanted weight my thyroid problem has caused. Thank you.

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172 Denise June 23, 2013 at 10:24 am

I LOVE lemon water!! I use it whenever i drink water and green tea. My favorite is hot green tea with a few drops of lemon, and half a teaspooon of honey… soooo wonderful!!

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173 Tracey June 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Hi I’m pregnant with my first pregnancy and drink warm lemon water every day to help with morning sickness – just the lovely smell of lemons helps sooth the nausea and I now love it – I don’t think I could go back to tea and coffee again. I now add 1 teaspoon of nz manuka honey and its delicious. Such a soothing yet refreshing way to start the morning. I do sometimes pour boiling water over the lemons – why is this not advised?

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174 Sandra June 25, 2013 at 2:02 am

Hi there,
I have been drinking lemon straight in the morning, for about two weeks, I love it,then I would have a cup of peppermint tea,
but I’am breaking out in pimples ??? Help!!

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175 Clarabelle June 25, 2013 at 3:38 am

Hi Tastyyummies…..I drink lemon juice (fresh) in sparkling water, and love it. Is it still good for you if it’s with sparkling water? I can see the difference in my skin and eyes and feel so much better!

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176 Naahiaan June 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I really want to try this so bad! but weight loss wound not be that easy.. but after reading all this I want to try it!!!

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177 diana castillo June 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

since you mentioned that it eases absorption of iron, is it safe to have my iron supplement in the morning with lemon water?

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178 tastyyummies June 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Hi there Diana, this is a question I would ask your doctor or medical professional. I try not to make too many specific healthy claims to individuals on this site as I am not a medical professional or a certified health coach, etc. I hope you understand.

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179 Jamie December 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Regarding the absorption of iron, I recall having pernicious anemia when I was in college. I took an Rx form of iron mixed with Vitamin C for better absorption of the iron. Based on
that, lemon-water should help or at least not interfere with an iron supplement. BUT it seems to me for anyone who questions the effects of combining lemon-water with something else, better to separate the two things just in case.

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180 Roger June 27, 2013 at 10:06 am

Question to the Rxperts:

Does adding sugar to lemon water negate some or all of the benefits ?

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181 tastyyummies June 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I would advise against adding sugar. Sugar isn’t healthy for you and yes, it would likely negate many of the wonderful benefits of the fresh organic lemon. If you need to have sweetener, consider a splash of honey or maple syrup, but I would suggest going without to reap the full benefits.

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182 xam June 28, 2013 at 6:25 am

I juice several lemons, a large piece of ginger, a hint of raw organic honey, & a healthy dose of milk thistle for good measure (+ purified water using a British Berkefeld filter). I drink it cold, as i enjoy it better that way. Honestly, i don’t think it’s that taxing on my system to process a bit of cold water on a hot summer day. This has become a favorite & vital drink for me.

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183 Mary June 28, 2013 at 7:12 am

I have started drinking lemon water for the past week and have had terrible bloating ever since. Could the lemon water cause this? I do not usually feel like this and the lemon water is the only change I can think of.

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184 Patricia August 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I’ve been having the same problem, im bloated and sometimes constipated, (half a lemon squeezed in warm water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach) i’m also wondering if this is the reason, that’s why i’ve been reading articles on the matter. Reading all the testimonies posted on this page got me really confused to whether to continue or stop… I would also like to know if this drink can cause an ulcer especially since its taken on an empty stomach. I would highly appreciate a clarification on the matter.
Thank You
Patricia

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185 Gary June 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I have just started drinking the warm water and lemon this week and have already notice the difference in skin and mood. I am begining to love it and will continue. Thanks TastyYummies.

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186 REX June 29, 2013 at 9:44 am

Last year and before that, I frequently get tonsilitis (almost monthly! which is very painful by the way and wakes me in the middle of the night) and immediately followed by high fever and after that is a very long tormenting flu, But after drinking lemon water starting this year (almost 7 months), i have noticed by the LONGEST TIME that i have not gotten sick. I swear to GOD this is true and very effective. So if you want to improve your immune system, start drinking lemon water. Thank you God for providing us your grace.

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187 Parvinder Sharma June 30, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I want to improve my self by taking these good habits.

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188 Mercy Dawa July 2, 2013 at 3:32 am

yes, green tea and lemon tastes good, but I have a problem with it. when ever I take it with my Green tea in the morning, by the time I go to urinate in the evening am having a burning sensation in my virgina. what should I do?

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189 Anelito July 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm

We have had plenty of ‘homemade’ lemon juice in the freezer (lemon ice cubes) and I’ve just tried to put one cube…or more…in cold water (as it is very hot here in Greece in the summer) . It is alright? The same benefits with the warm lemon water? and fresh juice? Any bad effects to expect? Will be the same effect for weight loss, too? Thank you!

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190 Cat July 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Have been trying this for a while and am loving my smooth skin. I drink hot water with one whole lemon in the morning and sometimes at night too, as I find it suppresses my appetite somewhat, and big dinners and desserts are my downfall.
Find it hard to get just the juice out of my juicer thing, so end up drinking some of the lemon as well, but that can’t hurt, right?
Good helath to everyone and keep drinking!

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191 Leena Khalid July 4, 2013 at 5:04 am

Years ago I started drinking lemon water. I simply used to squeeze one lemon in one glass of water. When I followed the routine for about two , three weeks my skin became glowing, all the blemishes vanished. I could feel my skin looked fair as well. Now I again want to follow this. Please tell me the side effects of it.

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192 Terry July 5, 2013 at 9:16 am

Does it have to be warm water or will room temp water give the same benefits? I live in the south and warm drinks are not always the best during the summer.

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193 h. gaston July 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I would like to know how much lemon juice I should use or have in one day. You you please help.

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194 Thomas July 7, 2013 at 3:17 pm

I squeez flesh lemon and bottle it,and keep it a fridge I want know if it is ok for me to do that

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195 Lissa January 7, 2014 at 5:51 am

just freeze your lemon juice in a ice cube tray and you have fresh squeezed lemon daily almost 1 once..it does loose benefits if we just keep it bottled in fridge ..hope this helps

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196 Heather July 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Is one glass in the morning enough or do you drink it throughout the day? Have never tried but want to start to see if it perks me up throughout the day. Great info here, thanks.

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197 Anahisa July 9, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Is it ok if I use a lime?

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198 Eileen July 10, 2013 at 8:58 am

Thanks for the helpful post. One question: how do you define “purified” water and where/how do I get it?

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199 heidi brosas July 11, 2013 at 7:57 am

i started drinking lemon water with cayenne pepper 2 months ago. i was 175 lbs. i am now 156 lbs!!! it works!! my sister in law just gave me a bunch of mint leaves. and i read that there are a lot of benefits in that too!! so today is my first day drinking lemon water, cayenne pepper. and mint leaves. i have to tell you all that it works!!!!! lemon water works!! i got sick the other day with a cold. i took no medicine!!! and my cold only lasted 24 hours!! my cure…. more lemon water with cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of honey!! i wish i knew this long time ago!!! this stuff is amazing!! and all natural!! i used to drink coffee all the time! (a caffeine addict) but i have cut it all out!! the only thing i drink is this!! warm lemon water and cayenne pepper!

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200 chichi August 3, 2013 at 9:55 am

Thanks so much for sharing this tip with the cayenne pepper. i’ve only tried it for about 3 days now and i can tell you that its working !!! was @ 175 thereabout and today am @ 169.2 AMAZING!!!!! Everyone should try this!! The first time i drank it i thought i was going to puke but within a minute i was all better and havent experienced anything again. I havent changed my diet still take my carbs, vegies and fries when i can but bottom line. THIS IS IT!!!

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201 Penny July 13, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I had no idea that lemons had so much good to offer, thank you for sharing! I will have to use organic bottled lemon juice until we get a press.

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202 Sai July 14, 2013 at 9:24 am

Hi.. I have been drinking lemon water for more than 2 weeks , and experienced 1 kg weight loss.. Thanks

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203 Brian July 17, 2013 at 8:42 am

How many times a day should or can you drink lemon water or just on glass a day?

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204 fadhila July 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Is it true daily intake of lemon causes bone thinning? And eventually corrodes your bones? A friend of mine is trying to discourage me from my daily lemon drink?

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205 simon July 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Hi ,i just started today on this lemon juice programme , i am determined to stick with it to see if it will rid me of this cold that i have had for over a month , i already have a juicer which was not being used so now hopefully it will be on the go alot !! also i am keen to see what other health benefits it will bring my way ,, thank’s so much to tastytummies for showing me the light !!

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206 simon July 20, 2013 at 12:14 pm

ha ha , i meant tastyyummies ….

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207 Vell July 20, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Why not already squeezed lemons?

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208 tastyyummies July 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm

You will get the most benefits from a super fresh lemon, from what I understand.

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209 a July 21, 2013 at 4:50 am

Hi..I m 17 years old .and I have a lot of problems regarding my skin and weight..I think after reading these comments I should try lemon water.may b I goona love it-:)

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210 Sonia July 22, 2013 at 4:20 am

While some people don’t think you would reduce the benefits of lemon water by adding tea, milk thistle, honey…the whole point is to have it some time before ingesting anything else. If you start adding substances to it, would that not, logically, reduce some benefits?

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211 Laura July 23, 2013 at 8:03 am

When I first started drinking lemon water, I noticed a strange, almost burning sensation, in my neck for a few days. Maybe this was unrelated, but I felt like it was my lymph nodes detoxing. Anyone else experience anything similar?

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212 margarito July 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm

This is so true!!! I have a colleague who gave me a lemon and it replenish my human hormones. But most importantly my colleague is happy and inlove again!

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213 joe giambruno July 28, 2013 at 12:19 am

Hi I’m ready to take these and I’m wondering how long should I wait to have breakfast after drinking lemon juice with water also just to let you know I take pure unflavored whey protein isolates half an hour my breakfast many thanks

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214 jean frances bersabal July 28, 2013 at 3:26 am

i was so glad about this lemon juice in the morning, my mood swings are different and it seems i felt better light than before.. and i get much energetic now and not feeling tired of doing something it was a very complement!

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215 Naomi "DigitalFanGirl" Williams July 29, 2013 at 10:17 am

Great article. I’ve always drank water with lemon (got it from my mom) and always at room temperature. For whatever reason, I just don’t like drinking cold water. I find overall I feel better when I drink a nice glass of water with lemon before working out in the morning, but I was kind of oblivious to any health benefits it actually had. I used to be a big coffee drinker, but have reverted back to my old medicinal tea drinking ways (and I feel better and have more energy) and I always use lemon in my tea and nothing else (nope, not even honey or sugar–just lemon). I agree with you on using fresh lemons. I keep no less than 10 lemons in my kitchen in a weeks span because I use them so frequently in my water and tea. However, I am slightly concerned with the effect it may or may not have on my teeth enamel. Do you have any knowledge on that? My dentist hasn’t given me any warnings, so maybe I need not be worried at all.

Glad I found your article/blog. I’ll be sure to also follow you on Twitter.

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216 Elix September 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Hi Naomi,

I’ve also started on lemon water and I worry about the same thing! Whether it will have effect on the teeth enamel. Some websites do mention that sipping on acidic drinks on frequent basis will cause enamel erosion..

How long have you been on lemon water? Would you have any advice for me?

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217 ChiChi July 29, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I usually take mine cold. i basically put it in a bottle and freeze up and drink it afterwards. Are you saying that taking it cold will not give me same results? cos am hoping to loose weight and boost my immune system as well.

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218 Sydney July 30, 2013 at 5:20 am

What about drinking it in the evening before going to bed. Does it work?

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219 yasmin July 31, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Do you have to drink it in the morning can’ t you just drink it any time of the day?

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220 Aleeza July 31, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I am so glad to read your nice post and I appreciate your tips which you shared with us. I would like to subscribe to your site. May you be blessed with good health and longest life. I wish you a good luck. May your site be successful. Keep rocking. Thank you so much.

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221 Neeraj Agrawal August 1, 2013 at 8:26 am

Hi Beth,

I regularly drink luke warm lemon water with little honey in it. I have two questions first is thats its result is not the same ith me every day, sometimes it gives me a smooth bowel movement and sometimes i still feel constipated. What could be wrong in the process? Second is that one of an ayurvedic practitioner told me that drink lemon first thing in the morning could cause joint ache and other related ailments. To what extent is that true? Please guide.

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222 Liz August 2, 2013 at 4:59 am

I’m interested in trying this, the benefits sound amazing. I don’t want to lose any weight though, so is this still a good idea for me?

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223 Forrest August 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I’ve been drinking half a bottle of luke warm water with 1/4 fresh lemon juice squeezed into it. I have to admit I saw immediate effects, such as improved focus at work and dimenished anxiety, which is great. However, i’ve been noticing slight headaches associated with it. Is that something that could have been caused by the water or is it probably somethine else? Thanks for your time.

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224 raju August 4, 2013 at 3:13 am

can i drink lemon water morning after & night it hepls in faster weight loss or not plz tell me

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225 Tracy August 4, 2013 at 7:18 am

I know it says to use fresh organic lemons , which can sometimes be hard to get, but I use glass bottled organic lemon juice and it’s kept in the frige…… just wondering if keeping it cold messes it up?

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226 sylvia vata August 4, 2013 at 9:37 am

i usualy put half or full lemon on warm water plus one teaspoon of tealeaves and same amount of sugar.do i get the same benefit of lemon and warm water?

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227 Joslyn August 4, 2013 at 11:33 am

Wow! I can personally agree with that! I have three glass jars with fresh lemon slices and water sitting outside receiving some electrifying energy from the sun at the moment. Once it has soaked in the sun for some hours I enjoy my hot lemony detox. Afterwards I feel hydrated and energized for the day. I have been keeping up this daily routine for the pastmonth nd notice how radiant my skin has become. I spend less time on the toilet and am very regular. This to could also contribute to the fact that I consume high amounts of fruits and veggies and drink no dairy. Drinking warm lemon water daily is a cheap health remedy to a many ailments. You should try it!

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228 Andy Brightman August 7, 2013 at 6:00 am

For getting healthy body there are several ways are there, in them best way is to drink warm water with lemon. The above all information is very true, i am using this juice daily, i got great results with this.

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229 Zoe August 8, 2013 at 6:42 am

Thanks for this, i usually take the industrial bitter lemon, is it good also? Does lemon cure heart burns?

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230 Taylor August 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Heat destroys vitamin C though, so i would use cold water, or if making ginger tea(or any herbal tea) , make the tea, then ice it down to a little over room temp. then add the lemon juice.

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231 Stacy August 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Is drinking Hot lemon water just as beneficial as drinking Warm lemon water??? Thanks

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232 Annie August 12, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I juiced a dozen lemons, froze half and am using the other half to kickstart my day. By juicing I can maximize how much I get from each lemon! I add pulp to water into which I cut a cucumber and drink that throughout the day.

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233 Martha August 13, 2013 at 7:26 am

Thank you for sharing this information .Please continue to share any health informatin with us prevention is better tha cure.

Be blessed.

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234 Tony August 15, 2013 at 3:48 am

Hi I used to do this regularly a few months back, however I noticed since drinking Warm Lemon water my hair started to fall out more regularly, When I read about this I was rather surprised to hear its not good for those who are either loosing hair or are seeing thinning in their hair. Would like to hear about your views on this.

Thanks

Tony

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235 Marni Andriani August 16, 2013 at 10:03 am

Hi,
I’m still breatfeeding my son (6mo). Is it okay to drink lemon water?
Thank you,
Marni

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236 Riarna August 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Wow, thanks for sharing this! I think I’ll give it a go. Can you have Honey with it?

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237 Rashid Iqbal August 17, 2013 at 8:23 am

Great drink – first thing in the morning; later in day it lifts your spirits!!! Do try.

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238 melissa August 20, 2013 at 8:35 am

just started drinking lemon water, how long does it take to start seeing results and that ?

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239 Ramu August 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

anyone knows the answer to her question? im curious also

ramu

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240 Fai asher August 23, 2013 at 7:06 am

Hi Beth,
would it be ok if I dip 3 slice of lemon add up warm water in a bottle and bring to work cause i got no time to drink in the morning at home?

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241 Ramu August 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm

How may kilos can i expect to drop by drinking warm lemon juice 1st thing in the morning? I do have a decent diet, and also walk a lil,

Kindly advice me, Ramu

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242 Carolyn August 24, 2013 at 10:43 am

Tastyyummies; I am looking for something that can help me control my eating , get healty, get off blood pressure pills and loose weight. I came upon your website and after reading the information I got excited to know a lemon can give me a lot of what I’m looking for. Thanks for the posting.

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243 tony August 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

I’m having half lemon every morning before break first do I have the same benefits as to lemon juice and warm Water
tony

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244 Sarmad August 26, 2013 at 2:40 am

Hello Beth,

What’s this master cleanse shot you have written about ? How does one go about it & for how long does one do it?

Thanks.

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245 AMANDA August 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I squeeze one lemon into a container and then poor over ice and add about 10 oz of cold water with one pack of sweetener, I do this twice a day…..and I have noticed major changes already. I don’t like warm lemon water but love cold, I m sure it don’t matter that much if its cold or warm your getting the same in your body……

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246 Ron August 27, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Hi, My darling wife and i have been drinking warm lemon water in the morning now for just three days, we also only eat a salad for lunch and dinner, no breakfast only the occasional piece of fruit if we feel hungry before lunch, we have cut back on coffee, soda and dairy and we both feel fantastic and we are sure we will be in tip top shape from now on.

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247 monira August 28, 2013 at 2:26 am

lemon water really helps to reduce weight …. i want to reduce my weight very badly

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248 Eva August 28, 2013 at 6:27 am

I’ve started drinking water with added lemon every morning for about a week,it feels great,but my only concern I have is the loosing weight part since I’m a very slim person and short I’m 4’10 and weight 95 pounds even after 3 kids I do have a under active thyroid but surprisingly I’m not over weight what so ever.by the way I also rub the left over lemon on my face,I read lemon does help brighten skin and clears out scars.thank you.

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249 Kelley October 8, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Yes I do this as well. It helped to get rid of dark spots and even out my skin tone. To me it is like a natural retain a. By the way years ago when I was younger I used retain a from dermatologist and it seems the lemon juice worked faster and I didn’t have to worry about being out in the sun. Lemon juice can also give your hair highlights if you want too.

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250 prisca August 28, 2013 at 8:23 am

can we take lemon juice at nite before we sleep?

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251 Melissa Fairy August 28, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Hello there I like to boil the jug leave it to cool a bit then add a fresh half lemon to mug squeeze a wee bit, but just leave the half to soak in the hot water till it just warm then drink it up is this ok? is the lemon skin good from me too? just wondering :)

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252 Farai Muza August 30, 2013 at 2:09 am

I am diabetic, I do take lemon juice everyday in the morning and add some lemon juice in my teas about three times a day. Is it advisable ? Please help me. What are the benefits ?

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253 greta September 1, 2013 at 5:31 am

I found that warm water and lemon is one of the most healthy habit I can have, every morning I have much more energy… And I think that alkaline diet is too important to prevent our body from serious illnesses such as cancer.

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254 waleed September 5, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Hey thanks for the lvelly article!!! i drink daily half lemon with grean tea early in the morning for weight loss and same in the night before sleep.!!! in one month my weight loss results are incredible but i want to know are there any side effects of lemon with warm water .!!!

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255 Kharishma September 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm

How long till you see a difference in weightloss since drinking this?

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256 rachel September 6, 2013 at 7:29 am

Hi Beth i have been taking lemon water for a while now and really enjoy the benefits, my skin glows and i am so full of energy but i am noticing the weight loss, i am already slim and dont want to loose any weight, is/are there suggestions for me on what to do to keep taking it while not loosing weight? PLS REPLY

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257 Cassi September 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I can’t seem to really ever drink warm water even with lemon. It tastes like paper to me. Am I alone in this? For me the colder the water the better.

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258 Kae September 7, 2013 at 6:50 am

I am so happy that I found all this great information regarding lemon but I was wondering can
Lime Juice Used for the same benefits to ? Because I love limes
More than lemon!!!

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259 Karuna September 9, 2013 at 5:09 am

I started having Lemon along with Honey in Luke Warm Water to reduce weight. But from last 2 days I am feeling stomach ache. Can anybody suggest what to do now. Is it not suiting me.

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260 Lisa September 9, 2013 at 6:46 am

I have done some reading on this subject and Am also a drinker of lime or lemon water for a long time. Here’s some answers to questions:
1. Lemons and limes can both be used.
2. Sweeteners should not be added because this changes the alkali zing effect of the juice, making it acidifying.
3. Time should elapse after drinking to allow it to empty out of the stomach alone. Do not eat, or drink other things with it. I wait at least 15 min but 1/2 hour is probably better.
4. Many of the side effects mentioned are prob detox reactions as one’s liver starts to cleanse.
5. Benefits start immediately but may not be seen for awhile due to the above.
6. You should use at least 1/4 lemon in a cup of water. More is better. I do 1/2 lemon in 8 oz because of the taste issue. Def. rinse your mouth w a little warm water after drinking to save your teeth.
7. Can be done anytime; however doing first thing in the morning has greatest benefits because your body is already in detox mode.

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261 Michelle September 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm

is 100% pure organic lemon juice that has already been squeezed that comes in a glass container ok…?

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262 Amberly September 11, 2013 at 4:26 am

Can you add honey to your water? I am one of the odd ones that does not like lemons so I add honey. Is this ok?

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263 Judy L. September 11, 2013 at 9:17 am

Thanks for the wonderful post! A few tips for those who are interested:

My Procedure:
I buy the big bags of lemons, (organic if possible other wise conventional…it’s better than NO lemons). If I need more zest, I zest them and store the zest in a ziploc bag in the freezer. Then using an electric juicer I juice the entire batch. I pour the juice into ice cube trays, which mine contain 2 Tbsp/cube. Once frozen I transfer them into a freezer container. If I haven’t zested the lemons first, I throw the rinds into a large glass jar and fill with white vinegar. After a couple of weeks this lemon vinegar is GREAT for cleaning, stain removal, and is a GREAT hair rinse! I use a 1:1 lemon vinegar to water. Having the frozen lemon cubes makes having your morning warm lemon water easy, just pop a cube in a cup of hot water. For me, it works better than coffee for waking my body and mind up, and it settles my stomach so I actually feel like eating breakfast.

RE: Bottled Lemon Juice
Also, (and her is my chemist side coming out), freezing allows for storage without degradation of the Vit C. Vitamin C starts to break down really fast when in contact with oxygen (I’ve done titrations where it’s dropped by as much as 50% in 30 mins). As for those bottles of lemon juice, they add sulphites and sometimes ascorbic acid (chemically stable Vit C) is added back into it to make up for the loss of natural Vit C. It is NOT a replacement for the real thing, and people with sulfa- allergies really need to watch out. Ultimately, anything you buy pre-juiced in a store will have FAR less “active” Vit C than juicing fresh at home; store bought uses chemically stable Vit C, which then you might as well just take the tablet. And from personal experience, taking a Vit C pill in the morning just doesn’t have the same effect and drinking it fresh. Ultimately, do your own experiments and do what works best for you. :)

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264 Tony September 12, 2013 at 2:37 am

HI, I have recently starting drinking half of squeezed lemon and lime in a large glass of cold water. I was advised to do this by the chiropractor I recently visited due to a strained back through weight training. Although it tastes very nice and when I am fit enough again to train, I will take this mixture to training as opposed to just water. The only concern I have is I have noticed I do have more gas than normal, is this the case from the drink or is it just me?

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265 Beth September 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Hello. I have stage IV breast cancer. I have taken so many different types of medications and been through chemo. I had breast cancer that spread to my liver and bones. I heard that drinking lemon water would help flush out the cancer like some of the chemo drugs I once took. I read that lemon water was as strong as some chemo drugs at getting rid of toxins. I usually drink the lemon water in the morning before or after breakfast, with a straw. I use cold water. I guess I will start using warm water. I just started a new medication and hoping it will work, and want to continue with the lemon water. Have you heard anything about lemon water helping with cancer?

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266 Nany September 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Hi Beth,

whether tummy will reduce due to this process? please help me

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267 Manjit September 16, 2013 at 3:18 am

I have just started with luke warm with lemon and honey in the morning. its a really blessed feeling of getting lighter day by day. Its an amazing and priceless way of nurturing the body fundamentals.
Thanks
~Manjit

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268 Sally Hutson September 16, 2013 at 11:42 am

I cannot always get lemons where I live. Can limes be used?

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269 jasmin July 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm

I think lime can not?

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270 jennet galias September 17, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Hello Beth! Thank you very much for your blog, it helps me a lot especially in my bowel movement. I’ve undergo a 4 CS and my bowel movement is not normal since then but as I started the warm water and lemon in the morning, it amazed me. Before my morning is not complete without a cup of coffee but now things change, A CUP OF WARM WATER AND LEMON MAKES MY LIFE COMPLETE.

Again Thank you very very much.

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271 Silvana September 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Hi Ive been looking into lemon water and honey water. From what I read for lemon water it’s best to have it room temperature. But for honey water warm water.

Can I have both? If so which one first?
I don’t want to mix as I hate the lemon water warmer than room temperature. Is it ok so have one after the other? I’ve been told both are great help to losing weight and natural energy. I’ve also been told to add cinnamon to the honey but it has to be a specific type!

What so you think is the best way to incorporate these together?

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272 Alok September 22, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Hi Beth, thanks for this valuable information. Does it also helps in allergy remediations like pollen allergies or food allergies?

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273 ram September 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Hi,

Just wanted to know if I can take this even after I eat. Let us say if I take Lemon, honey and warm water at 8pm in the evening.

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274 Zaina September 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

This is one of my favourite morning rituals. If I go a day without it I notice a difference in my skin and overall health. Seems to be great at controlling appetite, poly skin, and digestion :) here’s a tip: juice a bunch of fresh lemons and freeze the juice in ice cube trays. Really cuts down on precious time in the morning! I was also wondering if it would help to add ginger or honey (or both)… Would make it a lot tastier and I’d like to get my daily dose of honey in to get the benefits..

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275 teena osazuwa September 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

i am from Nigeria. lemon is not a common fruit in my region rather we have lime which i have substitued for lemon. does lime have same effect with lemon? Also recently i had to take a break from drinking it when i read an article by some doctors that drinking lemon or lime juice causes infertility. How. true is this?

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276 Jeny Smith September 24, 2013 at 9:13 am

I drink 2 glasses regularly in the morning before workouts to keep my system hydrated and clean and get me ready for the go. I simply loved the article.

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277 Adriana September 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Is it safe to drink lemon water when you are having your period?

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278 MomOfIV May 3, 2015 at 8:28 pm

I have noticed that lemon water affects my period by making it lighter or skips it all together, depending on how much I drink. A half medium-sized lemon in warm water daily will skip a cycle for me. I don’t know what affect it has on ovulation, but it definitely affects my menstrual cycle. I drink 1/4 of a small lemon in warm water 2-3 times after my period. My preference is to drink the lemon water for its benefits without it affecting my cycle.

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279 Cris September 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Lemon is not really something you buy in the market here in my country. It is a bit expensive, and only sold in groceries. Would you advise me to replace lemon with lime instead?

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280 Sandy October 6, 2013 at 6:25 am

What about drinking warm water with lemon throughout the day? Any reason why just first thing in the morning?

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281 Ans Watkins October 6, 2013 at 8:13 am

I love lemons, use it everyday in my water for the day. I feel good and the water tastes so much
better. Thanking you for wonderful info.

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282 Peter October 7, 2013 at 10:25 am

The lemon is amazing fruit!! If you want a trick to get more out, check this! http://www.healthot.com/healthy-trick-get-lemon/

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283 Micki October 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

started Oct 1 drinking warm water w/slice lemon. Have not had any heartburn since. Great way to start the day.

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284 Elyse October 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Can warm lemon water help with mental clarity?

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285 Mark Gideon October 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Is this fresh lemon and warm water suitable for pregnant women?

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286 Ameerah October 16, 2013 at 10:45 am

Hi, i recently started drinking warm lemon water in the morning with a hint of honey. My question is that, can i substitute normal water that i drink during the day with a light cold lemon water? I am trying to lose weight and just want to know if it is a good practice or it will contribute to too much acidity in me.

Ameerah

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287 Amanda October 17, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Hi Beth,
Love this article, thank you for writing it.
I have been drinking warm water with lemon in it for years. I honestly don’t know what started my obsession with it LOL I get some crazy looks and/or many questions why I do it but it works for me. A few years ago I got a dehydrator and have been slicing my lemons and drying them out for when I don’t have fresh lemons on hand or when I’m traveling.
Keep up your blog, its awesome.
Amanda =)

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288 Siddesh October 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Hi, I was 58kg in oct 2012 and now im 87 kg….. I started eating more than 4 times a day from past 1 year and its result is gain of wait about 30 kg in 1 yr.. Im about to get married within 6 mnths and would like to reduce my weight badly… Pleas help me and suggest a gud solution.. How many times a day can I take this warm water with lemon.. should I add honey also??

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289 Mike Quinn October 21, 2013 at 4:55 am

Hi Beth

I have recently started drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning. I have been using 4/5 slices of lemon and leaving them in the warm water to release their juice. Do you know if this is as effective as using just the juice of the lemon as you have suggested

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290 Debra @ The Saffron Girl October 21, 2013 at 4:59 am

I drink room temperature water only and never cold. And I drink lemon or lime (depending on what I have available at home) every day before and with breakfast. I not only feel better, but it really does help with digestion and using the toilet almost immediately! 😉 Love it. I’ve shared your great post with my FB readers.

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291 Lesley October 22, 2013 at 8:27 am

I am on a colestrol pill! Can I drink lemon juice on this medication?

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292 kemsolami October 23, 2013 at 10:59 am

Thanks for this post. Do you think taking lemon can effect negatively a woman’s fertility?

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293 george October 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Hy, I am a waight lifter,and I normally take bottled lemon with tea and sugar before bedtime,I seldomly drink it in the mornings, am I still getting essential nutrients? Again can a pregnant woman use lemon drink in de mornings? Thank u George

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294 Sandy October 24, 2013 at 5:20 am

I drink warm lemon water every morning and when I’m done squeezing the lemons into my mug I then rub the wet lemon juice left on the lemon peel on my hands to help with age spots. Double duty! I believe I will also try zesting the lemon rind and storing it in the fridge. Not the one I rub on my hands of course…..thanks!

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295 Jenny October 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I’ve known about this for a while, but haven’t actually done it unless I was doing a detox – which hasn’t been recently. I tried this today again as I was feeling pretty poor from a bad night’s sleep, and can I just say I felt amazing immediately. I might be able to give up my coffee addiction after all!

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296 Jacinta October 25, 2013 at 5:25 am

I came across the concept of drinking hot water lemon on a different website years ago, and one day decided to Google it. And I found this page. I went out and bought some organic lemons – and I have been drinking it each morning since! Love how they basically cure an oncoming cold with just one cup! And how much fuller I feel, so that I don’t eat as much as before 😉 I have recommended hot lemon water to others, especially in this winter season coming up!! THANK YOU for this article!! Love from Norway.

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297 HealthNut Nutrition October 25, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I drink my lemon and warm water every morning and I notice such a difference in my skin! I love that you zest your lemons before juicing them! soo smart:) I’ll have to start doing that. I recently posted a video on my youtube channel on how to make my watermelon detox drink! It also has your lemon in it but with a twist if you want to check it out! http://youtu.be/ZNwExCZwiwQ

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298 Zrta October 25, 2013 at 11:40 pm

When i drink warm lemon water i always have dizzy….Please tell me the reason..

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299 India October 27, 2013 at 10:48 am

I have started out using cold water and lemon juice and at first it was very tart but I have adapted to it. But I have also seen a difference in my body as well. No more bloating, heartburn and feeling miserable. But I was wondering just how many times do you have to drink this on a daily basis ? I’m trying to break my habit of drinking tea and soda everyday and go back to water. Thanks for the help.

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300 chandrakant October 29, 2013 at 11:01 pm

very nice

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301 Isabel October 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

I use the lemon the juice that comes in a small bottle
If 0 calories and everything is 0 i have been on this for 2 weeks its been pretty good

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302 Czaira November 23, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Hi everyone!

Lemon and lime are quite expensive in our country. Do you have any idea if calamansi has the same effect in terms of losing weight? Please let me know.

Thanks in advance!

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303 tien September 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Yes…….Calamansi is in the same citrus family as lime. I grow it in Houston, Texas. I has the SAME effect as lime or lemon…… and it I more flavorful.

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304 Susan October 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I mix a splash of lemon juice in a glass of water after an especially salty or spicy meal when I am very thirsty. It quenches my thirst.

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305 Esther October 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Hi guys,
I read your comments they were all interesting, but I want to know if I bored water and put it in the jug with lemon and leave it in the fridge and I will drink from it all day. Is there any side infect? Because I just started doing this for the past two days now.

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306 Gorrety Okoth October 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm

In-fact have enjoyed taking daily warm lemon water the first thing I drink when am awake. Have seen some great change in my wait and breathe. So feel so good. Thanks

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307 rimu October 31, 2013 at 3:04 am

i just wanna know after boil water then mix lemon juice and honey.is there any problem??

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308 Police man November 1, 2013 at 2:30 am

I do take lemon juice everyday in the morning and add some lemon juice in my teas about three times a day. I have also seen a difference in my body as well. No more bloating, heartburn and feeling miserable.

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309 Donna November 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

A benefit not really mentioned under #2 was told to me by a urologist, research has shown that drinking lemon water will help keep you from getting kidney stones.

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310 Akosua November 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Struggled with skin psoriasis for years after drinking Lemon in warm water faithfully for the last three months, first thing in the morning. My skin is the most beautiful and vibrant that i have ever seen. Loving my new beautiful skin.

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311 Grace November 3, 2013 at 1:42 am

can i drink it per glass before sleep at night?

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312 pat November 4, 2013 at 11:33 pm

I just started this morning and I add honey is that ok?

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313 gladys chivese November 6, 2013 at 6:27 am

Yeah its good

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314 Pip November 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Love my lemon water every morning but also love my honey and cinnamon in my cup of tea. I buy a honey that has cinnamon mixed in it – delicious :

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315 gladys chivese November 6, 2013 at 6:20 am

I have two months taking warm water with lemon every morning and it has worked for me alot,i was putting on size 40 know im putting on size 36,but im still taking lemon like every morning and the whole day,so im know used to drink lemon water i dont know if its ok with my health.

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316 CES November 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Hi there, is it ok to drink the pure lemon juice alone without added warm water? I heard from a friend that it is effective to take the pure lemon juice alone so I did it for 3 days now and I feel great.

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317 unicel November 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Just started mine this week hope it would be great

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318 eddie owens November 9, 2013 at 10:22 pm

y/is bottled lemon juice not recomened.

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319 thiya December 20, 2013 at 7:02 am

do you know whether lemon juice made by pure lemon…
tats y it is not recommended..

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320 Kido November 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Hi

I read your tips for lemon yes i like it but i want to know if is gona work when i’m drinking warm water with bottled lemon (lecol)

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321 Kido November 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Hi

i’ve read your tips on lemon and i found it very interesting and helpful so can u please tell me here if i use the bottled lemon juice will it work the same as the fresh lemon one.

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322 Sas November 13, 2013 at 10:45 am

Don’t forget about the effects of lemon on your enamel peeps!

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323 Alex November 14, 2013 at 2:38 am

I add a juice of a lemon each morning to my lemon infused tea, does having the tea stop the benefits of the lemon juice?

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324 Violet November 15, 2013 at 10:19 am

Is there a difference in benefits if I use limes instead of lemons?

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325 Sabbir Ahmed November 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Hi Beth,
Is there any problem if I used hot water at 100 deg C. instead of lukewarm.

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326 nadz November 18, 2013 at 1:46 am

I have just started drinking the warm lemon water still getting used to it. I have juiced up a big bag of lemons and have frozen the juice into ice cube trays. I have then bagged up the cubes into freeze lock bags, pop one in my mug every morning with warm water. Would freezing the fresh lemon juice change its effectiveness? and is one cube to much?

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327 sultan November 19, 2013 at 2:27 am

I have started drinking hot water,with no lemon.I am gonne start drinking both.thank you its so goooooood

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328 Wasila November 19, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Hi, I have been drinking warm water and lemon (fresh) in the morning before breakfast and it has done wonders. What I want to know is if I can use lime instead and how long I can during this —- is 4 months okay or can I possibly take it for life?

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329 Elaine November 20, 2013 at 6:54 am

I freeze my lemons and then zest them peel and all, I add the zest, coconut oil, honey and chia seeds to warm water and drink this, and love it. Been doing this for about a month now and starting to have more energy. It’s GREAT

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330 shashi November 20, 2013 at 9:47 pm

is lemon with warm water early morning is beneficial for reduce the fat from tummy area

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331 AbhiM November 21, 2013 at 2:58 am

thanks for the article.. i prefer to take lemon juice with a glass of water before my morning breakfast…

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332 Sreekanth November 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Hi, Beth! Thank you for the article. I have a question… Lately, I’ve been losing glow on my face. The forehead region is becoming dark (Perhaps called as Hyper pigmentation). Any tips, suggestions are greatly appreciated. And I’ve started taking lemon water daily in the morning.

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333 adele November 26, 2013 at 2:48 am

having lemon with water would that result in losing tummy fat?

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334 ramya November 26, 2013 at 3:06 am

Hello Beth, i loved this blog. i have planned to buy fresh lemons by the evening. Will start by tomorrow. And also i heard from my friend saying that, we wont get cold & flu if the continue the same daily. So, i hope it will work out. Thanks.

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335 Catoria November 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Can u ix it with regular water, and does it have to be purified?

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336 Susan November 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Hi…i’ve just started drinking plain lemon juice in the morning. This was recommended by a friend who says she is felt much better & energized when she started it. Our kind of lemon in the Philippines are much smaller & she said to drink pure lemon of as much as 30 pcs. And then drink water after 30 minutes. My concern though is it might aggravate my hyper- acidity.

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337 Bandana tripathi November 29, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I like….
It’s very useful and logically explained….thanx

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338 Kathi December 1, 2013 at 7:59 am

Zesting the lemons and freezing them is a great tip! Thank you!

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339 Cherry December 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

hi, i sliced lemon and soak it in warm water including the lemon skin, it taste bitter, my question is, is it safe to drink?

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340 Blue Arc en Ciel December 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Loved your post.
I have been a lemon water loyalist ever since I was goaded by my mother into trying it as a teenager. At that point I was willing to try anything to put an end to the innumerable zits that started popping up on my face. This elixir has held me in good stead for years now.
A GOOD TIP is to add a dash of cinnamon powder, its anti microbial properties add a host of benefits to the already amazing drink.

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341 Courtney December 6, 2013 at 6:50 am

Hi there,
I started drinking warm lemon water yesterday morning & I’m really looking forward to all of the health benefits & overall feeling better. I have one question – would it hurt anything, or make the drink less beneficial if a little Stevia were to be added?
Thank you so much! :)

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342 Manisha December 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

Wow! I didn’t know there were so many health benefits of drinking warm water with lemon juice. I started drinking it to alleviate constipation but the first think i noticed only after a few days of drinking this was how my skin changed. My skin was very rough and dry but now its really smooth and soft. My skin has also cleared up a lot and I also see reduction in wrinkles. I was using an anti wrinkle cream for laugh lines for over a year and it didn’t do anything for me, whereas after drinking this they have disappeared! My worry lines on my forehead are also less prominent. But I found that the lemon in the water was eroding my enamel a little, so I drink it with a straw now.

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343 khyati December 12, 2013 at 2:05 am

I recently just start warm water with honey and lemon. but I’m suffering a gas problem. and in a day 5 or 6 time vomit,so much tummy pain, headeak problem.. if I stop this drink, next day I fill good. but I’m suffering over wait…so what you suggest? pls help me.

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344 Lynda November 5, 2014 at 9:02 am

Are you using fresh lemons or the bottled type with preservatives? You might have an allergy to the preservatives.

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345 pritesh December 16, 2013 at 10:44 am

i really wanna lose weight…..i m goin to try these things from 2morow itself…n if it works will let u know…thanks

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346 Cissy December 16, 2013 at 11:13 pm

drinking warm water with lemon has improved my health greatly. a month back, I could not sit straight, I lacked self confidence because of a bulging tummy and weight. Thank God who connected me to Diana, I took her advice and Iam a happy person now. I advise those who are hesitating to drink lemon as said above please start. I am a living example. Thank you.

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347 thiya December 20, 2013 at 6:58 am

adding sugar with lemon water is good?……
i am drinking the warm lemon water with sugar

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348 anila December 25, 2013 at 7:04 am

Hi
can anyone say whether we can have lemon juice after a cup of tea in the morning to loose the weight?

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349 Chad December 26, 2013 at 2:03 am

Hi,
I’m drinking warm water with lemon, however ill drink it every afternoon..mostly after lunch since that is my most convenient time to make it. is it okay? Im drinking it to loose weight. or it should be early in the morning, please advise. Thank you

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350 megan December 29, 2013 at 1:31 am

I noticed a pattern with the hot lemon water in the morning. It definitely helps digestion, helps morning sickness during pregnancy, AND the best thing of all I think it’s starting to help/heal up eczema that I have had over the last couple of years! I don’t know if it’s definitely the lemon water, but I think it’s got something to do with it.

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351 jane December 29, 2013 at 6:44 am

hi

i just want to know that lemon and honey can reduce the weight . in how much days

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352 Rajasekhar December 29, 2013 at 10:39 pm

if i drink normal water with honey and lemon juice for 1 month with out eating any thing?does it helps in weight loss?I mean I have water weight and i am now 94 kgs ?So please give the right suggestion to lose atleast 20-25 kgs with out any side effects?

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353 anila January 1, 2014 at 11:15 pm

hai i want to know can we drink lemon juice in morning after a cup of tea?

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354 Nelly January 2, 2014 at 12:18 am

I am in China and they sell dried lemon pieces which I put in the water with the rinds.
I drink my lemon in the afternoons mostly.
Does it have the same benefits?
Nelly

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355 Vanessa January 3, 2014 at 6:33 am

I woke this morning with a sore throat and immediately decided to have warm lemon juice & honey. I then found your blog. Fabulous! Thanks for all the good information. I feel better already.

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356 andrea January 3, 2014 at 7:35 am

Does it matter if u add honey or sweeteners to your warm water and lemon in the morning? Are the benefits any less

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357 JennW January 3, 2014 at 7:17 pm

I was just wondering why the water has to be warm and not hot. I like drinking hot beverages in the morning. Thanks!

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358 Kristie G January 5, 2014 at 10:09 am

Is the water really needed?

I juice one lemon every morning and down it right after I take a thsp of black seed oil. I love sour things, so the taste isn’t a problem for me. The strong taste of lemon helps with the black seed oil taste (yuck!).

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359 Rich January 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Hi and many thanks, cant do the warm water but do room temp.

Another benifit from lemons, softens the alkali in your water, reduces hardness, and
also deals with chlorine quite well .

Many Thanks

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360 Georgianna Kiker January 5, 2014 at 2:54 pm

I follow the “Eat Right for Your Blood Type” diet & lemon water in the morning is highly recommended for “A” blood types. “A” types have low acid to digest foods therefore needs the help.

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361 Vivek January 6, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Hi Beth,
Many thanks for providing us with this information. i started drinking warm water and mixed with a spoon of Honey and 1/2 Lemon( fresh lemon, not bottled one), and i can see that my digestion is in routine now, not only that, i lost my fat (tummy fat), loss 4 kg of wait in last 30 days.
anyway my weigh is not too much, it was 65 kg and now it is 60-61 kg.

Regards,
Vivek

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362 sylvia blanchard January 7, 2014 at 2:41 am

I started drinking warm lemon water at the latter part of 2013, the energy that it gives me cuts down on coffee in the am, I save the lemon guts and rhines in a picture for Lemon ade, which is not just a refreshing summer time drink, it is refreshing after meals, food digest sooooooo much better, I use to not eat red meat such as steaks, because it took days for it to breakdown, and eliminate, but the wonders of warm lemon juice, and I see I have lost inches and weight around the middle section! YEAH WARM LEMON JUICE

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363 Marie January 8, 2014 at 1:21 pm

I love your website and have it recommend to family and friends keep up your good work, I am wondering is it ok to drink Hot lemon water thoughout the day are the benefits as good as first thing in the morning i am a busy working mom of 2 and dont have time in morning
Thank you for reading this

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364 Rafael January 8, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I have chronic skin burning sensation and my skin is sensitive. Please tell me drinking lemon with honey in warm water will be useful to relieve from skin buring ??? and also suggest me other remedies to get away from this problem. Thanks

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365 sylvia blanchard January 9, 2014 at 7:29 am

hmm, Ralph with the burning skin, first I would strongly suggest that you do your homework of what causes this, it maybe some type of vitamin defencicy, then look at the benefits of lemon, also which I keep in my cabinet which is sooooooooooo good for a lot of stuff is (drum roll plz) Cinnamon and Honey go on line and look at the benefits my cabinet does not never go without the two, but get Raw Honey

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366 shashi January 9, 2014 at 2:08 am

i am using honey and lemon juice since last one month for weight loss,unfortunately i gained weight. Whats the cause?

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367 Angel January 9, 2014 at 3:41 am

Hi Beth, My mom was never a big eater but she couldn’t shed any weight because of her poor eating habits. Instead of having a good breakfast, she would only have a cup of sweet tea in the morning and lunch times she will have a sandwich & tea. She could never understand why she was so overweight until the doctor told her she’s on the brink of becoming diabetic. She immediately changed her eating habits. A good breakfast in the morning, a fruit snack, portioned lunch, another snack & then her supper. She cut out sugar & used skim milk, and off course had luke warm lemon water every morning. She still had a luxury now and then but she limited herself to a small portion. She lost a hopping 13kg’s over a period of 3 months and the best part is, is that it stayed off. so in a nutshell, she had 5 meals a day, a cup of lemon water, no sugar(honey substitute) & skim milk…and her meals will be whatever she puts on the table…nothing special. So yes…lemon & honey & 5 meals a day definitely did it for her:)

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368 Mona January 10, 2014 at 8:13 am

I squeeze lemons into ice cube trays and freeze them. I then place them in a freezer bag for when I need them. This way, if I’m in a big hurry or run out of fresh lemons, I just grab them from the freezer. This is also great if you just want to make a cold glass of lemonade. :)

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369 linda January 10, 2014 at 8:29 am

WOULDN’T BOTTLED LEMON JUICE SERVE BASICALLY THE SAME PURPOSE ???

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370 laura January 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Hi Beth,
Have started to drink lemon and water, but could you please confirm warm water.
Do I boil the kettle and let the water cool and then add lemon or just warm tap water?
My filter is only cold?
thanks
Laura

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371 Marsha January 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Hello,

I am diabetic..Is lemon juice advisable for me to drink too?

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372 SIMON January 11, 2014 at 4:32 am

I like to take lemon juice every morning but i don’t want to loss weight because am very slim and even want to gain a little weight because am under weight. my height is 180 and my wait is 59, am underweight but i jest love taken lemon every morning can some one help me?.

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373 Patrick Brigger January 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

Thanks for the interesting facts.
I am actually in the middle of another experiment: it’s a 36 day exercise, you drink the juice of one lemon on day one, two lemons day two, etc. until you reach 18 lemons on day 18. Then back down to 1, so actually consuming 171 lemons in 36 days. I am at day 10 right now.
Have you heard of this before? Any thoughts? Many thanks in advance!

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374 Briana January 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

What about drinking room tempature water , and then adding the lemon would it have the same affect ?

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375 rachael January 15, 2014 at 8:14 pm

so do you know if having a warm cup of green tea and adding half a lemon to it in the morning would give the same results/benefits?

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376 priscah January 21, 2014 at 4:39 am

wow! am very happy to learn about benefits i will start taking it

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377 prasanth January 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm

u R Blog isreally good!!! pls do keep posting such interesting facts

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378 Lee Daniels January 28, 2014 at 1:37 am

Hi all I am 33 just started drinking whole lemon and warm water in morning after some blood tests and doc telling me this week i have gout this is all new to me and my head is over loaded with what to eat and what not to eat hope drinking this helps.

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379 Cazzer January 28, 2014 at 1:54 am

I drink lemon throughout the day every day (as long as I have lemons). I also use limes sometimes for a change – a nicer taste too and more juice!

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380 Kim January 29, 2014 at 6:42 am

Hello,

To see benefits do you need to drink it every morning and for how long before you will see results?

Thanks

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381 raghav January 29, 2014 at 10:54 pm

its really great i had taking this every day from last 1 and half year . now i am fit reduce almost 8-9 kg.

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382 Ralph January 30, 2014 at 2:54 am

Hi:
I cant afford the organtic lemons, is it ok if I use the inorganic lemons? Sometimes I just put an organitic sticker on my lemon for fun.

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383 jasmine sanchez February 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

This was a wonderful article! I appreciate all the information in one place! I have a 16yr old athlete and helping him make healthy choices can be a challenge…to say the least. Anyhow, I’d heard that warm lemon water is good for you and as Im not a huge water drinker, I thought..hmmm maybe a little flavor will help! Since I started drinking it every morning a few weeks ago Ive noticed I drink less coffee in the morning..which I always drink loaded with tasty fatty creamer! Now I find Im only drinking the coffee for the taste and not the “wake me up” effects, I feel awake after the lemon water!! But like, pleasantly and gently awake, not shaky and revved up like after 4 cups of coffee. I could never relax and get into my morning yoga stretches..my mind would race. This small change has made a huge difference! :)
But the real reason for my comment is that your article was so beautifully written that it will be easy for me to put in front of my son (the athlete) and have him see how doing something so simple could help keep his machine running more smoothly..plus, he loves lemon!! :) Thanks for the info

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384 Brenda February 5, 2014 at 8:37 am

You are beautiful Beth and I read your blog about a month a ago and ever since then Ive tried the warm water with lemon and it really helped my skin i suffer of really bad acne and this drink has really helped my skin improve.
THANKS :)

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385 Gigi February 6, 2014 at 5:17 am

i read somewhere that microwaving your lemon for about :30 before juicing it makes it juicier. also squeezing it or rolling it before hand. i microwaved mine this morning, and was surprised at how much more juice i got! question is, does microwaving destroy the benefits as water that’s too hot will?
thanks, TastyYummies. on behalf of all the people whose lives you’ve changed. including mine.

much love.

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386 jen February 8, 2014 at 8:42 am

Hi tastytummies.. I am just starting the warm lemon water as well. I just quit smoking too so was looking online for any tips to help curb the temptation to smoke and came across your blog. I love the feedback and will try it. I mean if it helps me to continue to stay smoke free AND benefits my health, why not?? Who knows, this may be what I’ve been searching for, for YEARS! Thanks so much and will update in a month :)
Much respect

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387 jen February 10, 2014 at 8:42 am

sorry i know i made an error with the name.. i apologize!!!

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388 Tangee Dingle February 9, 2014 at 7:10 am

Hey….quick qustion. Does drinking warm give you energy? I drank a cup just before going to bed and an hour later I woke up with my heart racing. It took me a few minutes to calm down. I never drank it before bed before won’t do it again! Mornings only!

Tangee,

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389 Sash February 9, 2014 at 11:13 am

hi what if I juice the lemons and put the juice on the refrigerator would it be effective jus the same?

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390 sylviablanchard February 10, 2014 at 3:34 am

I don’t think that it would hurt anything if you put it in the fridge, the bottle lemon juice that I use for lemonade, I keep in the fridge, and my fresh lemons too, but in the am it is fresh squeezed lemons

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391 Dericka February 11, 2014 at 5:29 am

I started drinking warm lemon water every morning since October 2013 after my blood works came back with my liver enzymes elevated. I have breast cancer and I’m on tamoxifen since May 2012. I tried this warm lemon drink for the purpose of cleansing up my liver and indeed after 2 months I had a repeat blood works and this time my liver enzymes came back NORMAL and I also lost some weight….I have a flatter tummy now. I’m back to size 2 from size 4. I’m so glad I discovered this drink and I’m keeping this routine for long.

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392 Matt February 16, 2014 at 6:19 am

You are so beautiful Beth! R u single?

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393 becky allgood February 17, 2014 at 2:20 pm

How much water do I use with the 1/2lemom

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394 Shah February 18, 2014 at 1:21 am

I always drink two glass of water before taking breakfast, after the reading this article now want to take one glass water and one glass lemon juice, dear would u like to suggest that when i should take lemon before drinking water or after drinking water. Early kind response would greatly be appreciated.

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395 Dericka February 25, 2014 at 7:21 am

Drink the warm lemon water before taking anything in the morning. Wait for about 15 -30 minutes then you can have your fave breakfast.

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396 emie binigay February 20, 2014 at 5:09 am

hi!im from philippines and im suffering from kidney stones and looking for natural food to take to ease the pain.i heard that lemon is good for kidney stones but i dont know the right combination with the other material.your response will be appriciated.thanks

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397 Arun Kumar February 20, 2014 at 8:50 am

Try this routine you can resist all kind of diceases. it is so good for health.

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398 Paula Walker February 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm

I have replaced my daily coffee with hot water a green tea bag and lemon slices. Maybe I am not getting the benefits. I put 2 lemon slices in a thermos, 1 green tea bag, boil the kettle and fill it up, sip it throughout the morning. I guess it is better for me than coffee. I actually enjoy it. But i should not use boiling water and i guess I am not using enough lemon?

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399 kusi February 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Hi, is it advisable to drink lemon juice while breastfeeding?

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400 Emma February 24, 2014 at 10:01 am

So, it’s just plain water with lemon. Nothing else ?

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401 Lisa Harper February 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Just an idea. I freeze my lemon juice in ice trays. Then put them in a baggy in the freezer. I have lemon juice on hand year round. Two cubes is about the same as half a lemon. Also good for recipes that call for fresh lemon juice.

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402 Rukmani Raghavan February 24, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Well, I am from India, the land of Ayurveda. Long ago, I had learned the value of warm water, plain or with lemon. At the start of the day, before or after meals, warm water alone or with lemon is very beneficial for your health. When you have oily, greasy food, esp. deep-fried food items, a glass of warm warm (not hot) after intake of such foods washes down the grease that would otherwise remain stuck to the walls of your stomach and small intestine and cause fat accumulation ultimately. I must say that I have found this to be remarkably effective. It’s a pity that many Indians have not imbibed these good lessons, while a lot of Westerners have!

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403 Dave February 25, 2014 at 5:08 pm

I’ve started to drink lemon juice in the morning and it has completely removed my desire for coffee, I rarely drink coffee now.

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404 Lina February 27, 2014 at 4:58 am

I have started drinking warm water with lemon since I’ve saw it on one website that was about Blood Type, and I am AB+ so i know my metabolism and my poor immune system, and I tried everything to lose weight and make my metabolism and immune system better, so warm water with lemon in the morning really help’d me out when it comes not only two things but the rest, so I don’t stop and I don’t think I will, it makes me feel better, it helps me with my metabolism and immune system, and yes it does really help when it comes to loosing weight, slowly but surely.

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405 Imran Khan February 28, 2014 at 9:09 am

good blog , I will start to drink warm water to get the benefits of lemon.

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406 Nick Alamanos February 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

I discovered the benefits of warm water and lemon juice after a wedding a few years back. I cam home went to bed and woke up in the middle of the night with the worst stomach cramps I’ve ever had. A little lemon with some hot water and i was feeling better within 15 minutes.

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407 cherry March 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

I want to try this warm lemon juice in the morning but I want to gain weight, is this also good for a person like me who wants to gain weight?

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408 Mekida Muhammad March 4, 2014 at 9:09 am

I drink lemon juice at least three times a week in the morning. I had no idea of all the benefits mentioned in this article. I have noticed a change in my skin and my mood. I was feeling depressed for the past week or so. When I woke up this morning I noticed I was back to my bright self. My skin is extra clear and I think I loss a few pounds are the belly area. Now that I know I can and should drink lemon water every morning I certainly will. Thanks for the info.

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409 Carmen and Jack puppy March 6, 2014 at 6:05 am

Hey L! I just wanted to say congrats for this great post and for replying to each and every comment. Keep this good work up!

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410 Sue betts March 9, 2014 at 12:01 am

Hi I have aloe vera each morning would drinking the warm lemon be ok to take also thanks sue betts

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411 Sandra Moore March 9, 2014 at 11:49 am

I drink a cup of warm lemon water every day. The things I notice are my hair is more manageable, my skin looks nicer, I feel better, I don’t gets colds like I used to, and other things. I always cut my lemons on a paper towel. Then I use the paper towel to wipe off counters, faucet handles, trash can lids, light switches, etc. Really refreshes my house as well as my body.

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412 Ada March 9, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I have been enjoying my warm lemon juice water in the morning for the past 2 months and so far I have lost 7 pounds. My bad cholesterol has also gone down. My joints do not hurt as much as before. I usually wait 30 minutes to eat my breakfast and what I have notice is that I am not as hungry as before. My warm lemon water has become “my morning cup of coffee”. I am very happy with the results.

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413 Gemma Hudson March 10, 2014 at 8:42 am

Hi Beth!
Excellent post. Thanks for reminding us all about the benefits of drinking warm lemon water.
I’ve just written a blog post about giving up coffee, and I’ve replaced my morning cup of Jo with lemon water. It’s a great healthy habit to get into!
Feel free to check out my post and let me know what you think http://healthybabybody.com/?p=537
Cheers!
Gemma x

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414 john charles March 15, 2014 at 3:26 am

thanks for your comment

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415 Gemma Hudson March 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

You’re welcome :)

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416 john charles March 19, 2014 at 11:32 pm

it’s ok :)

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417 Chris March 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm

I like to drink warm lemon water, but do not want to lose any more weight. Is there a way to get the other benefits from drinking it without losing weight?

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418 ashok gupta March 12, 2014 at 12:46 am

i am diebities and heart patient can i take warm lemon water in morning

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419 lily March 18, 2014 at 3:10 am

can i use bottled juice lemon to lose weight?

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420 Aho faustina March 21, 2014 at 11:41 am

Hey! I used lemon water to treat myself of ulcer. It works like magic .

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421 Manda March 24, 2014 at 7:47 am

Hi- great article!

I’m currently on a morning regiment of a prevacid-like medication to help reduce heartburn. Hopefully it’s only temporary. Would it be best to take it or the lemon water first every morning? Or do these two clash?

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422 maureen March 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Thanks for the beautiful article.I did not know that a lemon was so beneficial. Now i am unable to take anything in the morning before my workout and i take lemon water when i get to work after the work out.Is there anything wrong with taking the amazing drink after a workout? thank you and good day.

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423 Wendy Yow March 25, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Hi
Can I ask whether drinking lemon juice in hot water does it help. Coz I drink tea with two slices of lemon everyday with hot water. Can you advice? And I put two slices of lemon in a bottle and filled with water for drinking as I was a cancer patient And was told it become alkaline water that will be good for me. Am I right about this. Please advice. Thank you,

Wendy Yow

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424 eugene March 26, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I like to add fresh ginger root, cut thinly or minced, to the fresh lemon tea

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425 Jasmine March 27, 2014 at 7:05 am

I drink lemon juice add in warm water every morning and at night before going to bed, believe me, two days is enough for me base on my body type to loose some belly. Honestly, i found good results not only if i am thinking loosing weight but also to stay healthy and enjoy cleaning my skin, hmm! feeling always good. i think everyone should do that because all the benefits are so true and it is so natural that’s why i like it more.

:)

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426 Steve March 27, 2014 at 11:28 am

Thanks! Beth very useful article

How about adding olive oil with fresh lemon juice? please advice

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427 ALEX March 28, 2014 at 11:21 am

Agree with the above. Hot lemon n water is great…

I brush my teeth generally before I drink lemon juice, through a straw, then rinse mouth again with tooth paste after to try to alkalize.. I want to keep my teeth

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428 Richard March 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

Hi. I have been taking lemon with my morning tea for many years adding the fresh squeezed lemon juice after dunking a teabag for a weak tea. Having started with boiling water it is still very hot and I wonder if this has any adverse effect on the many benefits of lemon? Comments appreciated.

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429 Jeff March 30, 2014 at 11:22 am

I only drink cold lemon juice because it tastes much better cold, that’s like drinking warm milk, its disgusting

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430 sandy March 31, 2014 at 4:24 am

Everybody and every research reveals the advantages of using lemon with a glass of water but there is a question who has been bothering me since last four years and that is ……….
I used 4-5 lemons in a day by taking it with a glass of water separately , I mean one lemon squeeze in one glass of water and repeat it every 3 hours , I did it to reduce weight and I reduced 10 kg in 4 months but since then my bones have become very weak as there is deficiency of calcium in my bone as I feel and pathology report has revealed …….
so now this is question ……. Is lemon is responsible for deficiency of calcium in my bones ?
kindly anyone tell me …..

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431 Martha March 31, 2014 at 6:58 am

Happy Monday:-)

I started drinking warm water & lemon last week. Curious about why purified water? What difference does it make?

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432 lisa stinson April 2, 2014 at 8:11 am

Is the bottled organic 100% lemon juice I use, as beneficial?

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433 tastyyummies April 2, 2014 at 9:07 am

Lisa, I always recommend fresh, whenever possible. Bottled lemon juice can contain preservatives and additives and obviously isn’t ever going to be as fresh a real lemon.

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434 Sheila April 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I have organic bottled lemon juice because I cannot get to the store where they sell organic lemons very often. You said not to use bottled lemon juice; is it because most of the stores do not carry organic? I do have some organic lemons in the freezer; but, only so much space to use for this purpose.

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435 Tesha April 3, 2014 at 6:32 am

I started few days ago and I love how I feel in the morning thanks for the link.

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436 Akshada April 3, 2014 at 7:24 pm

I started drinking hot lemon water with honey … but I don’t think that em losing my weight at all .. does it really reduces fat or not ? Its about two weeks .. instead of losing fat … em gaining it .. I think .. tell me the remedy on it ..

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437 Pierre Niyungeko April 3, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Hello Beth. How are you? Great blog: instructional, informative, health oriented, concise and easy to understand content.
In regards to consumption of hot water and lemon in the morning, why is it not appropriate to use bottled concentrated lemon juice, as opposed to real lemon juice extracted from the natural fruit? Thank you, and keep the amazing blog! Pierre

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438 Michelle Hawco April 7, 2014 at 10:11 am

just a little side note for those suffering from gout… i benefited from drinking cherry juice when i was suffering from gout.. it worked almost instantly…

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439 peggy k April 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm

hi..interesting thread. i was wondering…my local store sells fresh squeezed lemon juice (nothing added). how much to a cup of warm water would i use? 2 tbs? or less. thanks in advance for an answer!

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440 Gita April 15, 2014 at 11:17 am

Hi
I have lemon and warm water every morning. Recently I started adding a few slices of ginger to it. It is very palatable. I feel amazing

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441 Susan April 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Does it matter if I don’t have fresh lemons, can I use bottled juice, will it make much difference?

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442 sylvia blanchard April 17, 2014 at 4:32 am

@ Susan Fresh Lemons are better all the way, to me the bottle juice has been sitting in a plastic bottle I personally think that it takes away from the potency of the Lemon, and for what the price of what is called Real Lemon Juice in a bottle you can get nice fresh lemons, hope this helps Go Fresh and leave the bottle on the shelf

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443 Nike April 16, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Love this site. Just wondering if lemon, honey and warm
water can clear facial blemishes and spots.

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444 ggalo April 17, 2014 at 6:30 am

Hi people, I live in Brazil, south america. I have a medical recomendation to drink at least 2 litters of water a day. My question is: Is there any problem if a drink all of it with lemon juice?

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445 Deborah April 22, 2014 at 3:48 am

I have just started drinking water with a slice of lemon and a spoonful of Manuka Honey and I am feeling extremely tired, have a headache and I am peeing for England is this normal. In all honesty I know there are good benefits but I am currently feeling quite unwell, please advise

Thanks

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446 Dawn May 4, 2014 at 1:44 pm

@debra Sounds like you could have a Urine infection which will make your urine more acidic ph balance…stay off the Lemon for a while…

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447 hector April 22, 2014 at 6:50 am

Great article, really helpful… Thank you

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448 khushboo pawar April 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm

HI
I AM DRINK DRINK 3 OR 4LEMON LUKE WATER IN ONE DAY .HOW MUCH WEIGHT REDUCE IN ONE WEAK.

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449 claudie henault April 27, 2014 at 3:41 am

Hi, I read that we should be drinking warm water + fresh lemon juice more than 3 weeks at the time as it can put too much stress on the body. I love drinking it to start the day but should I stop ?
I hope you can clarify this point for me and thank for your clear website.

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450 claudie henault April 27, 2014 at 3:42 am

sorry I ment “Hi, I read that we should not be drinking warm water + fresh lemon juice more than 3 weeks at the time as it can put too much stress on the body. I love drinking it to start the day but should I stop ?
I hope you can clarify this point for me and thank for your clear website.

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451 Brandi April 29, 2014 at 8:48 am

Woo! Great article. I’ve recently quit smoking and am trying healthy alternatives to clean out my body, boost my mood to avoid cravings, and come to understand the addiction behind.

Warm Lemon Water in the morning has been extremely helpful and I appreciate your write up on the subject. I will be sharing this with my students! Thanks!

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452 Molly kali May 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Does having pure lemon juice in the morning help reduce cholesterol ?

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453 anthony santamaria May 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm

I AM A SENIOR CITIZEN, JUST TURNED 78 YRS OLD. I FEEL & LOOK LIKE I’M MUCH
YOUNGER. MY DOCTORS & PEOPLE ARE AMAZED AT HOW MUCH YOUNGER & ACTIVE I AM. THEY ALL TELL ME I LOOK 10 YRS YOUGER, AND I FELL IT!I’VE BEEN EATING & DRINKING LEMONS ALL MY LIFE.. MY DAD GOT ME ON TO LEMON’S WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG & I ACQUIRED A GREAT TASTE FOR IT.. SO YOU CAN SAY I’M A LEMON FREAK! IF I DON’T HAVE ANY LEMONS IN THE HOUSE IT”S LIKE SOMEONE HAVING A NICOTINE FIT.. I ALSO ENJOY GOOD HEALTH AND AM A VERY PHYSICAL PERSON WHO STILL ENJOYS SKIING, HORSE BACK RIDING & MAINTAINI NG MY SAILING BOAT.. SO FOR ALL OF YOU YOUNGSTERS GO OUT & BUY A BAG OF LEMONS FOR A GOOD HEALTH LIFE!! ENJOY

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454 nn May 8, 2014 at 4:04 am

what happens if i drink more number of times this lemon juice in warm water in a day. does is harm in any other way. what are the other side effects of this … will it help in weight loss ..

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455 Alindra May 10, 2014 at 6:42 am

Great article! Lemon juice with lukewarm water is good. I read that honey should be at natural temperature. If mixed with hot tea or hot water, it may become poisonous.

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456 Richard May 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm

I don’t think hot water with honey will become poisonous, but high temperature may break the nutrition in honey, for example, vitamins, and others.

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457 Mediaevalgirl May 15, 2014 at 4:12 am

HI there,

Great post. I’ve turned to drinking this every morning as a natural way to alleviate symptoms of my GERD (acid reflux). It’s definitely helped – I had no idea it did so much more than just relieve acidity. Thanks for this!

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458 jim cowan May 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

do you get the same benefits from fresh lemon juice if you use the bottled juice,which states that it is 99.9% pure juice?

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459 Mediaevalgirl May 22, 2014 at 12:40 am

@jim cowan – I haven’t tried bottled lemon water. I bought a bag of lemons and just cut one in half every morning. I haven’t seen bottle lemon juice – the kind you’re talking about, here in England.

Cheers,

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460 jim cowan May 15, 2014 at 9:23 pm

is bottled lemon juice as good as fresh?is there any benefit from taking bottled lemon juice?

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461 jim cowan May 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm

is there any benefits from bottled lemon juice?

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462 sissy evans May 16, 2014 at 4:47 pm

i dont keep lemons in the house but i do got lemon juice,,,it says not to substitute it for the lemons,,,,,why is this,,,and if i can use the juice how much do i use…

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463 Prosper Kwawu May 18, 2014 at 10:47 am

That’s a great one. In fact, I’m loving this warm lemon water every morning and have decided to cut out all the teas, coffees, etc. It’s really good!!

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464 Milly May 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm

I started drinking lemon water on Monday and I weighed myself today(Sunday). I am down 6 pounds! I did cut back on sugary drinks. I had 2 cups of orange juice and a cup of fruit punch this week. I still had bread, pasta, rice, mac& cheese, cake and whatever my heart desired. I would drink a cup of lemon water first thing in the morning, before a meal and at night. Warning, you will run to the bathroom!!! I made sure to watch my portions. Half cup of rice, quarter cup of mac and cheese, 2 inch square cake, etc.,. It works wonders on your digestive system :-) Oh, I did develop heartburn the first couple of days, but it has been smooth sailing since.

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465 Patricia May 28, 2014 at 2:46 am

Hello Milly,
Great loss of 6lbs. Is your weight loss continuing?
Regards,
Patricia

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466 nipper May 23, 2014 at 12:16 am

Your right milly.with in 20 mins it was bathroom time.im only on day 2 😀

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467 Naveed May 26, 2014 at 3:25 am

Hi
I want to know how much time it will take to reduce the fat if i use this method.I am 98kg person and height 5’7 inchs.

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468 Terry May 26, 2014 at 11:07 am

Thanks for this Beth. I also am a lemon juice drinker and I had no idea I was receiving all these benefits. One question though, you mentioned the use of citric acid used directly to lessen scars and age spots. I experienced liver damage from a young age. Could you point me in the direction of this research or practice?
Much appreciated.

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469 Patricia May 27, 2014 at 10:25 am

Hello,
After a recent health scare, I found your blog and started drinking warm lemon on a morning. Then I found myself drinking more of it. Can you go overboard with the lemons?

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470 Ellie May 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Hii, do you have to use purified water?

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471 Patricia May 28, 2014 at 2:54 am

Any one up for sharing the benefits they have noticed since drinking warm lemon?

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472 Maddy May 30, 2014 at 9:39 am

I had always heard about this and tried it this morning for the first time, then googled to see exactly why it’s good for you (I had forgotten, oops!) and found your blog! Thanks so much for the concise post about this habit, I think I’ll start implementing it on the regular.

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473 ivan vijay d' silva May 31, 2014 at 12:54 am

i use daily lemon on my drink.
is it good or bad for health?

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474 Belle May 31, 2014 at 3:46 am

I recently switch from coffee to warm lemon water every morning, and I felt so healthy. :) I also drink some when I feel boated after I ate too much lunch and dinner, and after 30 minutes everything goes back to normal. I was never a fan of drinking tea, but I think warm lemon water as a substitute works way better than that in my case.

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475 KAMRAN June 3, 2014 at 11:33 pm

Hi Beth,
Thanks for the inestimable information ,
Does it make a difference if “LIME” is squeezed instead of “LEMON”
Thanks again , keep good work up.

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476 linda June 6, 2014 at 11:47 pm

I have a freshly squeezed lemon with hot water and a swirl of honey (manuka) if you have it, just to start the day! Better than coffee! bright eyes is just one of the benefits.
Also to save time take a few lemons, squeeze and freeze the juice in an ice cube tray to take the hassle out of morning ritual and as suggested grate and freeze the rind.

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477 Shannon Williams June 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

Hi, my name is Shannon. I drink lemon with warm water all day. I was wondering if that is ok. Also I don’t use purified water. I drink it straight from the tap. I was wondering if I’ll still get the benefits of drinking warm lemon water and is there a such thing as too much warm lemon water. Thank you.

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478 ANONEMOUS June 10, 2014 at 2:36 am

what can i use to minimize the fine lines arounds my eyes/fine smiling lines?

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479 Carlfred Gonzaga June 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm

im so glad i read about the benefits of a lemaon juice!!thanks for that beth..
im just curious of how many glass of lemon should i drink in a day?
no i need to drink before breakfast ,lunch and dinner?

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480 Annette June 16, 2014 at 6:43 am

Can you drink Lemon and hot water all day ?

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481 John Paul June 25, 2014 at 11:36 am

I guess I’ll have to alter the way I have been doing this since it says not to use bottled lemon juice…

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482 Gen July 1, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Great blog. Heard this lemon water thing many times but just started this morning. Hope this will really give me good and healthy result. 😀

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483 ABDALLHA July 2, 2014 at 9:09 am

Thanks for this education about lemon but, I want to know whether lemon juice can lead to ulcer.

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484 Anita P July 2, 2014 at 10:14 am

As a single mom with 2 kids i was trying to get in shape, i tried the water with lemon, had a good diet and 20 min of exercise every day.
The water with lemon is ok, but after i experimented with weigh loss tea i was able to see real results.
In my personal opinion i like the lipogen organic lemon tea …
you could try it and you will notice the difference.

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485 Maria July 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Hi,
Can I drink one Lemon Juice straight without water?
Many Thanks.
Maria

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486 Karen July 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Hi Beth,

I too drink warm lemon water almost every morning. It makes me feel energized and I no longer have the edema that I had before. I peel/cut my lemon skins and put them in vinegar to steep and ultimately it becomes a natural cleanser for your home. I love the smell and cleanliness of my kitchen, refrigerator, bathroom, counters, etc.

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487 Cindy July 12, 2014 at 7:01 am

I want to use honey & cinnamon. How much do I use?

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488 Ryann July 12, 2014 at 7:28 am

Hello everyone, I been drinking fresh lemon and mixed it with my coffee and with good exercise at work I lost 8 lbs for 5 days. This is awesome. Try it. God bless everyone.

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489 Jungeun July 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Hi, thank you for sharing good tips about drinking lemon juice.
I’m wondering if it’s really okay with the stomach to drink a glass of lemon juice early in the morning, before breakfast. Some say drinking lemon juice before meals is too irritating to the stomach because of the strong acid in lemon, so we need to drink it after meals. I’m wondering what you think about this. Thank you.

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490 Jungeun July 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Hi.
Thank you for sharing good tips about drinking lemon juice.
I’m wondering if it’s really okay with the stomach to drink a glass of lemon juice early in the morning, before breakfast. Some say drinking lemon juice before meals is too irritating to the stomach because of the strong acid in lemon, so we need to drink it after meals. I’m wondering what you think about this. Thank you.

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491 Ronit Virrine Osei Bonsu July 18, 2014 at 7:11 am

Please my problem is, am slim and is it good for me to drink warm lemon water since it help in reducing weight and I don’t wont to loss my weight please advice. Thank you.

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492 jasmin July 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

thanks to this page…….

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493 Rachael August 11, 2014 at 4:47 am

Hi there!

Question for you – I’m reading that the lemons should be room temp, which is great and easy when you’re starting with a whole lemon, but on Day 2/Half 2, are you taking it out of the fridge a while before squeezing it? Or is there some way to store it that I don’t know about?

Thanks!
Rachael

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494 aminat August 13, 2014 at 2:45 am

Please can I use lemon for a big tummy and body fat.

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495 charles August 13, 2014 at 5:30 am

I drink my lemon water first thing on rising from bed every day.

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496 Nel August 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Great article! I count myself lucky that I have a lemon tree in my garden. It took a long time to fruit and I was almost going to declare it unproductive. Now I have a rich harvest with dozens of lemons which I use and give away to my family and friends. This prompted me to seek out the benefits of lemons. Sadly our country is battling the ebola virus, but it came as good news to me to learn about the anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties of lemons and limes. In addition to the basic health precautions we take, I now cannot do without my lemony warm water drinks every day!! Thank you once more for a very helpful article which I’ll share with my family and friends.

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497 Maih Jongs August 18, 2014 at 3:12 am

definitely yes! it helps a lot! ‘been drinking every morning……there’s a change, healthfully a big change!

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498 Sel Kotze August 18, 2014 at 5:02 pm

It is unquestionably best to use fresh lemons, squeezed straight into warm water. I just use my fingers or the tines of a fork to do the squeezing – it’s so fast. Hot water will kill the vitamin C. Pre-squeezing lemons and leaving in fridge or freezer exposes them to oxygen and reduces the vitamin C content and bottled juices unfortunately, are marketed as being a whole lot more healthy than they in fact are. We live in NZ and I did not realise quite how blessed we are having a lemon tree.

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499 Clement Yamoah August 19, 2014 at 8:52 am

How different is the Lemeon water from the Lime water. And also which one helps most in reducing weight?.

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500 Deepak Srivastava August 21, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Hi,
My creatinine level is too high, from last 4 days I have started 1 lemon in 1 glass warm water. And also like to inform you that my colestrol is also high. So confirm at how many days I will see the benfits in me. And what more benefits I will get more.

Deepak

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501 Sera August 21, 2014 at 11:50 pm

I drink fresh lemon juice every morning and I feel great!!!

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502 Sera August 22, 2014 at 4:24 am

I drink fresh lemon juice every morning and I feel great!!! Straight or with lukewarm water temperature

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503 annie August 25, 2014 at 1:48 am

I want to reduce 3kg weight,for how many days i should drink this?

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504 Bongiwe September 20, 2014 at 1:07 am

IT DEPANDS TO YOUR BODY, I CHANGE AFTER 1 WEEK OF DRINKING

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505 Dinesh Kumar September 17, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Dear Beth,
Hi i m Dinesh and i m from INDIA i started taking lemon along with honey in the morning apart from taking Coffee or tea and it help me to reduce weight, i just wanted to know if i add ginger in my lemon along with honey is it okay.

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506 free google advertising September 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Hello, yeah this piece of writing is in fact nice and I have learned lot of things from it about blogging.
thanks.

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507 Bongiwe September 20, 2014 at 1:06 am

What a wonderful information , Keep it up ladies my big stomach is gone now.

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508 ed September 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Beth i take lemon juice & honey & water every morning which tastes wonderful The only problem is that i lose quite a bit of weight which i dont need to If anything i am trying to gain weight Is there anything i can put in my lemon water so i wont lose weight cuz i want the benefits of the lemon

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509 Zulu September 24, 2014 at 6:30 am

IS lemon juice that we buy on bottle work the same as organic one?

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510 Pamela TER GAST October 4, 2014 at 5:59 am

How many days until you might feel/see the effects? Today is my first day and I added a bit of Cayenne pepper. I like the taste, so drinking this every morning won’t be an unwelcome chore.. For me it’s more to clean the body of unwanted toxins. I have cancer that has metastasized to the liver, and my gallbladder has been removed. My “team” at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston agree with everything I do as I am already a few years beyond my “expiration” date! :-)
They actually write down my “magic potions” . No I am not on a special diet, and happily eat and drink anything my body craves…and so far so good… I just wonder how soon one can expect effects? Thanks!

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511 tanya October 21, 2014 at 6:45 am

Im a huge fan of lemon, I add everything w/Lemon well except a bowl of cereal (imagine that) but my main concern the harshness of Lemon on your teeth my question is consuming t0o much can hurt your tooth enamel, so what I suggest brushing after Lemon use w/enamel protection toothpaste or better yet use of a straw. But other then that I love lemon.

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512 Feldmann November 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Beautiful Beth,

What are your thoughts on squeezing a few lemons in my Nutri-Bullet batch of organic greens, apples, sesame seeds, bananas and apple cider vineagar?

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513 Heather Green December 2, 2014 at 3:16 am

Beth,
Thanks for your advice! I will definitely give this a try.
However, I want everyone to know that you do NOT have to buy lemons organic IF you are not going to be eating the peel or putting the peel into your drink. It would be a huge waste of money to use an organic lemon every morning if you are only going to be using the juice and not the peels. The reason for this is that so much of the pesticides are concentrated in the lemon’s thick membrane (the peel) that any residue which makes it to the inside of the fruit would be so trace that there’s no way it could make any difference or be harmful in any way.
If you do not believe me, have a look at this test which states that lemon oil (which is derived from the lemon’s peel) regulations have become very strict because of the high amount of pesticides that have been detected in the fruit’s peel and NOT the fruit itself.
http://www.chem.agilent.com/Library/applications/5990-6432EN.pdf

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514 pooja December 4, 2014 at 6:11 am

Is lemon really weakned or damage our bones or collagenens

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515 scalp massage December 9, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Hi This is a very informative post.. Thank for the wonderful info. I truly appreciate it :)

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516 Soma December 20, 2014 at 7:31 am

Lemon and honey in warm water is a common and an effective way of cleansing toxins. Here’s some tips that I have been following over last six months :
1. One tablespoon of lime (the green one is more acidic than the yellow one) in one tablespoon of warm water in a large coffee mug. I drink this the first thing being out of bed within 2 mins (that’s the time I take to prepare this)
2. I do not drink or eat anything in next 45 mins to hour, accept 4 almonds and 6 raisins.
I would say this has helped ease constipation, gives me a lot of energy to start my morning in better mood, no miracles like weight loss or porcelain skin. I have a lean structure so might not be a good case for weight loss. I guess the goodness of this drink is in the feeling that I cant wait beyond 2 mins after I wake up to drink this !

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517 Obed December 21, 2014 at 9:02 am

I tried lemon with warm water after morning exercise.

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518 Obed December 21, 2014 at 9:04 am

I feel better than before. Can really concentrate at work

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519 Kiki December 22, 2014 at 2:20 am

Addressing the concern about lemon/lime acidity being harmful for your teeth; a mouth rinse with baking soda and water will help due to it’s alkalinity.

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520 Kittykorn January 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm

How long does it take for you to see the results of lemon water with your weight and skin?

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521 alida nel January 4, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Do I have to use fresh lemons or can I use lemon juice in the bottles? Please assist me and thanks a million
alida

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522 Yolanda custer January 9, 2015 at 10:08 am

Did you get a reply about fresh or bottle lemon? I asked the same question and have not gotten a answer .
Thank you

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523 Beth @ Tasty Yummies January 9, 2015 at 10:18 am

I recommend fresh lemon juice only for this practice, this is the best way to ensure that it is super fresh and without any preservatives or flavoring at all. My motto for all food, fresh is best :)
I think if you read through the comments (sorry I know there is a lot) I think it is discussed in a few different places.

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524 John Newman January 9, 2015 at 10:21 am

Fresh.

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525 Yolanda custer January 8, 2015 at 11:41 am

Does it have to be a fresh lemon or can it be lemon juice from the bottle?

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526 Bhagyesh shah January 9, 2015 at 12:59 am

if i take lemon + honey after a morning tea or milk of glass and will take after 1 – 2 hours with a cold or normal water then it will work or not

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527 Bhagyesh shah January 9, 2015 at 1:14 am

if i take lemon + honey after a tea or milk of glass will take 1 – 2 hours that mixture with a cold or normal water then it will work or not

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528 Shirlita January 9, 2015 at 6:17 am

Hi Beth,
I drink warm water with lemon every morning as well. But, once I hit the bottom of my drink just a shot worth…I add a 1/2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper and down it. Great feeling!

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529 John Newman January 9, 2015 at 7:25 am

I started drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning on New Year’s day. I like it. And I agree that it is very good for the body. I also like that you zest the lemons and save that for pasta and salads. Good idea!! I’m going to start that tomorrow morning.

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530 Betty January 9, 2015 at 10:32 am

How long after you drink the warm lemon water in the morning can you eat your breakfast?

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531 wendy January 10, 2015 at 9:12 am

Hi Beth,
I just started drinking the lemon in warm water in the morning. I am a morning coffee drinker – I only drink coffee on occasion, but if I am going to have a cup in the morning, should I drink the lemon water before or after the coffee or does it matter? Thanks! Wendy from New Orleans

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532 Paula January 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm

I’m interested in starting to drink lemon and water but worried as I have a hiatus hernia and suffer with acid reflux does anyone know if this would cause any problems

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533 Phyl January 11, 2015 at 8:28 am

OK, I have read all the articles and I am still not sure why I have been gaining weight since I started this lemon & water in August of 2013. I was advised by my doctor to try this because of the type of kidney stones that my body grows. I have now been dieting for 2 months & have a fit bit bracelet to measure my exercise. I am averaging 10,500 steps per day in addition to weight lifting & yoga. My weight continues to go up & I think it is the lemon. I have not benefited from any of the other benefits that other people have mentioned. PLEASE HELP

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534 Ruby January 11, 2015 at 9:48 am

great article, I have just started drinking warm lemon water in a morning and I was writing a post for our site about it when I found you, I have shared your blog on there, I am excited now to go and read the rest of it x

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535 Kerry January 12, 2015 at 4:26 am

Is it ok if you use tap water and then heat it up in the microwave? I had my first cup this morning with some honey, and it’s delicious!

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536 sim January 15, 2015 at 1:37 am

hey this is my firt visit to your blog and i found the benefits really good…i am gonna keep a track of your healthy blog from now on :)

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537 JUDY January 15, 2015 at 8:18 am

MY GRANDMOTHER, WHO LIVED TO BE 100 YEARS OLD, DRANK WARM LEMON WATER FIRST THING IN THE MORNING EVERY DAY OF HER LIFE. I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT THIS, BUT RECENTLY WAS REMINDED, SO NOW I’M DRINKING IT REGULARLY. THANK YOU GRANDMA!

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538 melissa January 21, 2015 at 10:19 am

does it make a difference if you use lime instead of lemons

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539 Mike January 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm

They sayers indicate it should be warm water and lemon. 190 degree h20 will affect nutrient levels. I would consider other additives, as in organic local honey and organic cinnamon, but sugar may take away from proper absorption of vitamin C.. Green tea with these other components has many benefits as well.

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540 Mike January 27, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Also, as stated, make sure you drink purified water after use to prevent tooth enamel decay.

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541 Nydia Rodriguez January 28, 2015 at 6:16 am

I started the half lemon with purified water. Wow what a difference in digestion. I don’t feel bloated. I can really see the difference in everything. Someone had told me about this but up until I found u with many facts here and people posting their experience. I couldn’t believe it. I drink it in the morning with just the purified water. No sugar etc. thank you. I am also a vegetarian which also makes a big difference. I don’t worry anymore what that animal had injected into him or her. Organic foods r expensive but worth spending ur money on them less chemicals as oppose to all these processed foods etc. thank you once again. Keep drinking those lemon teas people

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542 CJ. January 28, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Hello there,
Would you be so kind to answer a few questions for me?
What does warm means? Is room temperature warm enough or do i have to warm it even more?
If i put half a lemon (the juice i mean) in a one liter bottle, with no sugar and i would like to drink it over the day, not only in the morning, is that good or is it too much? And how long can i keep water with lemon out of the fridge and still drink it safely?
Thanks a lot!

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543 laleet January 29, 2015 at 6:14 am

I have been drinking warm lemon water early in the morning for one year..It can help to remove overall acidity in the body..glad you have been enjoying…

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544 Alex January 31, 2015 at 10:22 pm

Hello,

I was wondering why everywhere I read about this the recommendation is always WARM WATER with lemon juice and not just water. Why?
What happens if I did have lemon juice with just plain room-temperature water? (will it still work, or at least work less?)
How warm do you recommend it be?

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545 Peter February 1, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Every night I place a hunk of lemon in a coffee plunger with some goji berries to add bit of sweetness. i pour hot water over them and let the whole concoction steep over night. I then drink the juice first thing before breakfast. I then repeat the process that same morning so that I can indulge in the same healthy drink in the evening. Works well for me.

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546 Karen February 8, 2015 at 10:07 am

Two days ago,I felt a cold coming on. I rarely get sick. I came home, immediately cut up a lemon, squeezed 1/2 of it into warm water. By then, the cold was rapidly progressing. I did take a cold medicine as I was miserable. Next morning, my throat was so infected I thought I might have to go to the Dr. I immediately made more lemon water, more cold medicine, drank lemon water and drank it throughout the day. Of course I ate food along the way. Drank more lemon water when I came home. Felt a bit better. Last night I slept like I haven’t slept in long time. It was a deep sleep. Generally when I have a cold,I don’t sleep well. Woke up this morning, and I feel so much better. Hardly any cold symptons. More lemon water… oh yes, I have lost 3 pounds. I have continued eating the same amount of food while feeling bad. I also have been using lemons on my hands. In just 1 week, I am noticing the spots are lightening up. I do believe drinking the lemon water is helping as well. I will continue my new routine and will post again in a month.

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547 Brandy Profancik February 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm

When I was growing up we only went to the Dr for emergencies because we where poor. When we had a cold or sore throat my mom would fix us a glass of warm water with some raw honey and cinnamon. It did the trick every time. Now that I’m an adult I was relying on coffee to get through my day (3 kids under 6 with a husband in the military and homeschooling). I also started getting migraines and was supper tired all the time. I slowly weaned myself off of coffee by making it weaker and weaker and then not drinking as much. After a few days I had realized it had been a while since I had any coffee and I didn’t even have a migraine. I did replace it with the warm limmon water with honey and cinnamon and that seems to satisfy me more than the coffee ever did. I do allow myself a small cup of coffee at church and some times when I need something really strong to get through a long drive. Other than that I feel great. I’m not sure about the weightloss abilities of it but I do need to loose some pounds so only time will tell.
Also I don’t measure what I put in, I just eyeball it and give it a taste test.

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548 precious February 12, 2015 at 12:49 am

I am a living testimony, just few days I started I noticed lots of changes. My tummy used to be very big and filled with gases but since I started taking the lemon water I noticed I gas too much there by reducing my tummy drastically. Also the rate at which I crave for food has reduced too. Lemon is really of great health benefit

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549 Jenny February 13, 2015 at 4:47 am

Hi! I’m out of lemons this morning. Any substitutes? I have limes and oranges on hand.

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550 Jenny February 13, 2015 at 4:49 am

I also have lemon essential oil (doterra)

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551 NANA YAA February 17, 2015 at 5:04 am

i have been on warm water and lemon juice for about four months now and boy! i am loss weight and loving it.

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552 legesh nair February 17, 2015 at 4:38 pm

its a nice and useful

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553 winnie pe benito February 27, 2015 at 12:04 am

was it still fine to have it first thing in the morning even if i m pregnant?

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554 clash of clans tips March 1, 2015 at 8:16 am

Wonderful website. Lots of helpful info here.
I’m sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious.
And obviously, thank you for your effort!

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555 Shailesh March 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Is it recommended to drink a mixture of honey, lemon juice and warm water in the morning for a person who’s weighing around 68 kgs and does not want to loose weight but for other health benefits of drinking the mixture?

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556 siva March 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Hi,
I read recently about the benefits of drinking warm lemon water and thought will give it a try.
Nothing to loose I thought. Will let you know how I am getting on with the experience.
Siva

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557 AMG March 25, 2015 at 1:21 pm

I love my warm lemon juice and water in the morning! I also add a teaspoon of coconut oil (might be too much for some people). Anyway, I noticed a lot of people are having trouble with the idea of fresh lemon juice opposed to bottled. Many grocery stores now carry fresh squeezed organic lemon juice in their produce section. I buy a quart every two weeks and it’s under $5. :) If they carry that, they also usually have many other freshly squeezed all organic non-pasteurized veggie and fruit juices. It’s so much easier than juicing my own veggies and fruits. Keep up the good habits, folks!

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558 Anastasia April 4, 2015 at 10:26 pm

can i apply lemon water on my face everymorning n night? and will it stop the wrinkles on my face?pls answer

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559 Mary Kay April 10, 2015 at 11:02 am

What do you think of drinking warm water with Doterra Essential lemon oil in it? Same results???

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560 Apoorva Trivedi April 12, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Hii beth,

Can u please tell me about problems which occur by doing this.
is it harmful for body?
My BMI is 26….i am fat
and thanx for sharing

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561 Sarah April 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Can children have this? How long would you recommend before wasting after having this drink? I love a cup of tea every morning can I still have one after drinking this? Is it boiled water you use? And some people recommend honey with it if I got a jar of honey how much do I add?

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562 Cristina April 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

Hi, not sure if some one has asked this already, but can it be green limes, or only the yellow lemon ones. Thank You

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563 Mohammad April 27, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Greetings
I drink fresh lemon juice early morning one small glass without honey, without water but it is cold say temperature 4 digree celecius (very cold).
From where I am buying it’s similar to five star hotel and they are serving cold then i start breakfast say after 2 minutues at the same dining hall.
May I warm in microwave for 30 second this cold juice? Will be there any reaction if i warm fresh juice?
I have started it due to reduce my weight as I am over weight about 18 Kg.
Please advice.
Regards.
Mohammad

Please advice.
Regards.

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564 Deb May 7, 2015 at 9:32 pm

And what about limes? Do they have the same healthy properties?

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