Water with lemon is a wonderful home remedy for a number of ailments. While you can take over-the-counter diuretics, they often tend to deplete your vitamin B stores and can also do some less-than-savory things to your gut health. A simple age-old remedy of drinking hot lemon water can not only help you fit into your pants more easily, but will also naturally cleanse the blood, kidneys, bladder, and other organs so that your body can more easily eliminate toxins from the body.
Lemons are much easier on your digestive and urinary systems than over-the-counter products as well. The same way lemons can clean your kitchen, they can also clean your insides.
If you want to make your hot lemon water even more effective, add a little diced garlic to boost its cleansing properties even more. Garlic is an amazingly healthful spice that has been utilized for centuries for its medicinal properties. Check out some health benefits of garlic here.
This one little remedy also boosts your immunity during cold and flu season, and can get rid of bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, and even lessen urinary tract infection. It can lessen arthritis, gout, and a host of other diseases that arise in the body due to inflammation as well.
Further, warming the water will help the body process it without having to utilize energy to change it to body temperature. This is a wonderful drink to replace your morning coffee as well if you have a frazzled adrenal system and need to rely on caffeine daily.
Lastly, citrus fruits like lemons don’t oxidize as quickly as other foods, so they are wonderful for scrubbing your insides clean and keeping your pH levels balanced. Yes, this is true even though lemons are ‘acidic’.
Overview – 7 Lemon Water Benefits:
- Natural body cleanser, detox agent
- Improves digestion
- Aids in weight loss
- Prevents cold and flu
- Stops bloating
- Helps with urinary tract infections
- Keeps your mouth clean
Try sipping on warm lemon water throughout the day, or just replace a few unhealthy drinks like soda or sports drinks with this great substitute. You’ll feel less bloated, more energetic, and healthier from head to toe.
6 thoughts on “Warm Lemon Water: A Natural Diuretic and Toxin Remover”
Hi, can you tell me how much lemon do I use, and is having lemon herbal tea the same.
I cannot imagine anyone drinking sodas during the day, or sports drinks. I drink seltzer, cold seltzer because it’s fun! I add lemon. A couple bottles a day, or more….then I have my vodka martini with a lemon twist, which makes slaking all of that healthy water WORTH IT!
BTW, lemon is an alkaline & not acidic like most would believe. I use a half inch thick half a round cut of lemon. I remove the rind because the rind has high pesticide sprays on it as well and I only use the meat. use hot water and sometimes I’ll add in one teaspoon of red apple cider vinegar organic. A very refreshing way to start your day…
As I understand it, it’s an old Ayurvedic remedy – it really works. Been doing it for a few weeks and I feel the difference in my energy and overall well being. I’ll try it with apple cider vinegar next time for an extra boost.
And for anyone wondering: I give the lemon a good squeeze till I think there’s enough in the water.
What is the recipe for lemon water?