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Health benefits of lemon water

There are many health benefits of the lemon water such as reduce calorie intake, prevent certain types of cancer, boost weight loss, aid in digestion, decrease stress, promote a healthy liver, maintain healthy skin, lower blood pressure and give you a relief from the kidney stones, sore throat, scurvy, constipation, gum disorders and canker sores. Lemon water as said in the name is derived from the lemons. It has high amounts of minerals, vitamins, sugar, protein, water and carbohydrates. It is rich with vitamin C and also has other vitamins such as Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, folate and riboflavin. Also it has many minerals such as zinc, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorous and magnesium. This is very health beverage for all people. People who are allergic to lemons should not add lemon water in their diet. It has many nutrients which can help us to have normal health. Here are some health benefits of the lemon water:(1)

Health benefits of lemon water

Kidney stones: It can help you to prevent the kidney stones or if you suffer from this disease, then you can treat it with lemon water. When we have kidney stones, then we usually do not have discomfort in our body but in some cases they can cause intense pain because it can block the urine flow. When you drink lemon water, then you urine is diluted and you are re – hydrating your body. This can prevent you from the formation of the kidney stones. But if you have too much pain which is result from the kidney stones, then you should talk with your doctor about the recommended natural remedy for your condition.

Sore throat: If you suffer from pharyngitis or sore throat, then you can add lemon water in your diet. It can give you a relief from the mentioned conditions.

Reduce calorie intake: You should avoid drinking juices or drinks which have too much sugar. Instead you should drink lemon water. People who want to lose their weight or who suffer from diabetes should drink lemon water because it energize and rehydrate their bodies without adding sugar in their bodies. There are some people who do not want to drink the plain water. Instead they drink lot of lemon water. It is recommended drinking a lot of water through the day because it can keep you healthy. Lemon water has a flavor which many people adore it and still they get the same benefits as when they drink plain water.

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Cures constipation: If you suffer from constipation, then you should drink warm lemon water every morning. In this way you will get a relief from this condition and you will feel nothing through all day.

Weight loss: People who want to lose their weight in natural way should drink lukewarm lemon water every morning. They should add a honey in this mixture. It can help them a lot.

Healthy liver: In the liver there are many enzymes which should be activated. This can be done when you add lemon water in your diet. Also the oxygenation of the blood will be regulated when you drink lemon water.

Scurvy: When you have a vitamin C deficiency, then this condition is known as scurvy. You need to consume the lemon water because it can help you a lot in the fight against this condition.

Boost immune system: It has high amounts of phytonutrients, Vitamin C and bioflavonoid which can boost your immune system. They will give strength to your immune system to fight against many diseases. Also it has many minerals and vitamins which can increase the energy in your body.(4)(2)

Gum disorder: When you suffer from swollen gums, then you can feel a pain. This is a reason why you should drink lemon water. You should add pinch of salt in this mixture. When you are drinking this beverage, then you should be sure that is diluted well with the water.

Rheumatism: If you suffer from rheumatism, then you should drink lemon water before your meals and also before you go to the bed. You will feel a relief from this condition.

Canker sores: If you have mouth ulcers or canker sores, then you should rinse your mouth with lukewarm lemon water; you will feel a relief from the pain caused by the mentioned diseases.


  • (1)Basic Report: 09152, Lemon juice, raw. (n.d.).
  • (2)Chen G-C, et al. (2013). Vitamin C intake, circulating vitamin C and risk of stroke: A meta-analysis of prospective studies. DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.113.000329
  • (3)Dietary reference intakes: Water, potassium, sodium, chloride, and sulfate. (2004).
  • (4)Kim D-B, et al. (2016). Antioxidant and anti-ageing activities of citrus-based juice mixture. DOI: .10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.08.094
Dr. Maha Mohamed Elsawy
Dr. Maha Mohamed Elsawy
Dr. Maha Mohamed Elsawy, MBBCh, is an experienced medical professional, currently doing her "Fellowship in Radiology" has passion for writing. Her husband supports her endeavors and he is the backbone for her success.During free time, loves to watch TV and old movies. Her two children are her passion and loves to spend quality time with them.


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