5 Reasons to Add Lemon to Your Water

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1. Lemon is alkalizing helping to balance your ph levels. I have just recently learned that disease thrives in an acidic environment so alkalizing foods are especially good.

2. Lemon juice oxygenates and hydrates your body.

3. It’s high in vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and much more.

4. Lemon water in the morning kickstarts your metabolism, digestive system, and helps your kidneys flush out toxins.

5. Lemon juice is antibacterial, antiviral, and immune boosting.

My Number One Reason For Drinking Lemon Water:

I feel soo… much better! Not scientific, but there you go.

Before I started adding lemon juice to my water, I would drink about 64-96 ounces of water per day and still feel incredibly thirsty! I’ve made three changes to my water consumption and I’ve seen a big improvement.

1. I now drink about 16 ounces of water first thing in the morning. This seems to set the tone for the whole day. I’m a coffee drinker, (love the stuff) and I would often have my cup of coffee and be on my way. Hours would go by without any water intake, and suddenly mid- afternoon I would get really thirsty. I spent the rest of the day trying to make up for my dehydration. In the world of athletes, they try to stay ahead of thirst so that dehydration never sets in. Since I wouldn’t mind a little more high performance in my life, I figured that I could learn a thing or two from them.

2. I add lemon juice to my water for all of the above reasons.

3.  I drink a 32 ounce Green Smoothie almost everyday. I’ve found that adding a good deal more fruits and vegetables to my diet, (I hate that word) has helped me stay hydrated. In fact, last summer my husband and I started drinking a 32 ounce green smoothie after every hike and we both saw a great improvement in recovery time.

5 Reasons to Add Lemon to Your Water | Get Inspired Everyday!

Slice up a lemon and place it in a pitcher, fill with water and refrigerate until it’s gone. I usually refill the pitcher once before I start over with a new lemon. For water on the go, I squeeze half of a lemon into a glass quart jar and fill with water. 5 Reasons to Add Lemon to Your Water | Get Inspired Everyday!

5 Reasons to Add Lemon to Your Water | Get Inspired Everyday!

And that’s it, lemon water only takes an additional minute to make and is so delicious! And for another tasty flavor, try my Strawberry Cucumber Infused Water.

48 thoughts on “5 Reasons to Add Lemon to Your Water”

  1. I use lemon aromatherapy oil 6 drops in water bottle better on my teeth and only use dottera oils! Delicious feel energised skin glowing! Winning as work part time and am a busy Mum of four sporty kids!

  2. Hi! I like lots of lemon juice in my water, so I recently bought 100% organic lemon juice in a jar from Sprouts. Does this have the same benefits??

    • I’m not sure if a bottled lemon juice would have the same benefits, often bottled juices are pasteurized so in that case it would not.

    • Everything varies from person to person, I’m sorry I can’t give you more of an answer than that. I typically drink lemon water at least 5 days a week which seems to work well for me.

  3. Try this place 3-4 whole lemons in 1 liter water jar drink this water and add more fresh water to fill it again. You can easily use same lemons for 4-5 days.

  4. It’s been a while since I last sipped a water with lemon. Thanks Kari for this awesome post. I’m going to try adding lemon to my water again.

  5. I’ve never seen this site before but the honesty in the replies here rather than simply agreeing that this will solve everyone’s problems makes me want to see a lot more. Thanks for this tip, I’ll give lemon water a try.

    • I hope you enjoy it, at the very least adding lemon to your water seems to help a lot of people drink more water in a day when they find plain water too boring.

    • Keeping your pH levels correct can really help with acne, but there are so many factors like diet, lack of sleep, and possible hormone imbalances that you might want to seek out a specialist to help you.


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