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Why you should start your morning with hot lemon water

I am sure you’ve heard a lot of people saying that lemon water is amazing for a lot of things but have you actually tried it every morning? I didn’t. At least not every single morning. When I was going to uni at 8 am in the morning the last thing that I wanted to do was to drink hot lemon water, wait a bit then have breakfast so I found this habit a hard one to stick but since I am on summer break I actually started sticking to this morning “ritual”.

Lemons, we all know it from its sour taste, source of Vitamin C and possession of immense health benefits ranging from its antiviral properties to its immune boosting abilities. Besides all this, and the fact that it actually hydrates you, drinking lemon water in the morning has a lot of others benefits.
So here is why you should start your morning with warm or hot lemon water:

  1. It helps your digestion: some people drink lemon water as a daily morning laxative to help prevent constipation because drinking warm / hot lemon water when you wake up gets your digestive system moving;
  2. Boost your immune system: due to the fact that are high in Vitamin C;
  3. Helps your skin: thing that I’ve noticed – I break out way less when I stick to drinking it;
  4. Helps reduce joint and muscle pain;
  5. Helps fight common cold;
  6. Helps in maintaining the pH balance of the body because lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body;
  7. Helps with weight lose: I am honest, I did not see any particular results but a friend of mine dropped 3 kg without any special diet just from drinking hot lemon water for one month;

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How to prepare it :

  • squeeze 1/2 a lemon in a glass;
  • add some warm / hot water (I prefer it rather warm that hot as I find it hard to drink hot water);
  • optional: one tablespoon of honey if you find it too sour to drink it;

When should you drink it :

  • in the morning, just after you wake up then wait about 15 minutes before having breakfast;
  • I prefer to drink it first thing in the morning then go wash my face and start preparing breakfast. The time will pass faster this way;

When you should not drink hot lemon water:
I would suggest you stop or just reduce the days when you drink warm/hot lemon water if:

  • you have sensitive teeth: because lemons are highly acidic, the acid can erode the protective enamel on your teeth. Over time this could lend to teeth discolorations, transparent edges or even tooth sensitivity;
  • you suffer from heart burns: drinking too much lemon with water may trigger heartburn or make this condition worse if you’re used to have it;

Do you drink warm/hot lemon water in the morning? Have you experience any benefits from drinking it? Let me know in the comments down below 🙂

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0 thoughts on “Why you should start your morning with hot lemon water”

  1. I am seriously considering it. We have a lemon tree, so I don’t have much in the way of plausible excuses right now. Also, I want to start running for exercise and this might help toward my healthy skin glow that I am working for. Thank you so much for sharing this one. ♥ the blog!

  2. In the 6th point you’ve mentioned that lemon juice is alkaline in nature and then you’ve also quoted “you have sensitive teeth: because lemons are highly acidic”. I’m just wondering which one is correct because from what I know lemons contain a high amount of citric acid, hence have an acidic pH.
    Lemon juice has a pH falling between 2 and 3, which makes it 10,000–100,000 times more acidic than water.

    1. You are right, lemons do have an acidic pH and that in higher amounts can mess up with your teeth but in the moment you drink it, it starts to alkalize your urine and that’s why it said to be one of the alkalizing foods for your body.

  3. Love the photos in this! I’ve also heard that doing this is is very beneficial to you but wasn’t sure why… thanks for sharing! I will hopefully be attempting this too!

  4. I actually drink lemon water all the time ( not hot) but I have noticed a difference . I had got tired of drinking it everyday , but when I stopped I felt like I had put weight and I felt sluggish . I felt like lemon water helped me lose Inches around my waist and kept me filled with energy . I’m gonna try it hot and see if my body reacts different.

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