22 Remarkable Facts Why I Drink Citric Lemon Water in Morning With Empty Stomach


Lemon is a common, inexpensive, easily available and most widely used citrus fruit. Its characteristic flavour and refreshing smell make it a popular fruit for drinks. It is used in lemonade, soft drinks, cocktails and tea. It has a long list of benefits. In India, it is used as medicine for many health problems. Thus, lemon is a popular citrus fruit that can be used in various ways. It can be used with other beneficial ingredients like honey, salt, etc. to enhance its benefits.

How to make lemon juice

1. Wake up.

2. Go straight to the kitchen and pour a glass of room temperature water (if you have digestive problems, use hot water).

3. Cut a lemon in half (don’t use bottled lemon juice as it can contain sulphites which a lot of people are allergic to).

4. Squeeze the juice of the lemon directly into the glass of water. Water should turn cloudy.

4. Drink.

5. Repeat the next morning, etc.


22 Reason Drinking Citric Lemon Water in Morning With Empty Stomach

1.Water with Lemon helps fight infections of the respiratory tract, sore throats and inflammation of the tonsils. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of lemon.

2.Lemon contains great source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, citric acid, phosphorus and etc.

3.Drinking lemon water helps in preventing the multiplication and growth of pathogenic bacteria that causes disease and infections.

4.Water with lemon aids in proper functioning of the nervous system (as lemon  has a high content of potassium). Depression and anxiety are often the result of low levels of potassium in the blood. The nervous system needs a sufficient amount of potassium to ensure sustainable signals to the heart.

5.Water with lemon can help lower blood pressure.  A daily intake of one lemon can reduce high blood pressure by 10%.

6.Water with lemon creates an alkalizing effect in the body. Even if you drink it immediately before a meal,  it can help your body maintain a higher level of pH. The higher the pH, the more your body is able to fight diseases.

7.Water with lemon is good for the skin. Vitamin C in lemon, improves our skin by rejuvenating the body.  Drinking water with lemon regularly (every morning) will improve the condition of your skin.

8.Water with lemon  helps to dilute uric acid, the built up of which leads to pain in the joints and gout.

9.Water with lemon is beneficial for pregnant women. Since lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, it acts as an adaptogen helping the body cope with viruses such as colds.  Furthermore, vitamin C helps the formation of bone tissue of the unborn baby. At the same time, due to the high content of potassium, a mixture of water with lemon helps forming cells of the brain and nervous system of the baby.

10.Water with lemon relieves heartburn. For this, mix a teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water.

11.Water with lemon helps dissolve gallstones,  kidney stones, pancreatic stones, and calcium deposits.

12.Water with lemon provides the body with electrolytes which hydrate your body. As lemons contain good amount of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.

13.Water with lemon is good for the joints, reducing pain in the joints and muscles.

14.Lemon helps in protecting our body against the immune system deficiencies, as it is rich in vitamin C.

15.Drinking lemon water helps in maintaining the pH levels in the body.

16.Lemons acts as a powerful antibacterial as it contains pectin fibers which is beneficial for colon.

17.Drinking lemon water in morning empty stomach will helps in flush out of toxins.

18.Warm water with lemon helps digestion as lemon contains citric acid. It interacts with other enzymes and acids which easily stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and digestion.

19.The liver produces more enzymes from water with lemon than from any other food.

20.Water with lemon cleanses the liver. Lemon juice stimulates the liver to release toxins.

21.Water with lemon helps with weight loss.  Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps suppress hunger cravings. Studies have proven  people with a better alkaline diet have lost weight faster.

22.Water with lemon helps with tooth pain and gingivitis.

Bonus Tips

Water with lemon prevents cancer. This is due to the fact that lemons are a highly alkaline food. Multiple studies have found that cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment.

Our immune system protects our body by combating illness. Weak immune system makes our body susceptible to illness and infections. Warm lemon water has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which fight harmful bacteria, fungus, and virus that cause diseases and infections. Its antioxidant property helps eliminate toxins from the body.



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She is wife, mother and natural health advocate. After a number of close relatives got cancer, she left the corporate world to pursue their passion for health and wellness awareness. She brings a wealth of writing talent and a background in natural health. She enjoy reading and writing about all things related to exercise, nutrition, and healthy living.

  • carol freiberg

    Organic if possible. Yes, lemons are a gift from above.

  • jdhabeck

    Our liver loves fresh lemons! It balances hormones that are handled in the liver!

  • Angie

    The article stated "lemons are a highly alkaline food," They are not alkaline they are acidic… they contain citric acid…whish is an acid not a base (alkaline). So if you are looking for an alkaline to help prevent cancer… citrus fruits are not the answer….They do contain vitamin C which is also an acid. Citrus fruits are good for you but they are not alkaline.

    • Judith de la Cour

      You are mistaken I'm afraid which is understandable. I too used to assume that citrus fruits were acidic because they contain citric acid but they actually have an alkalizing effect on the body. Google it!

    • Garth

      Although lemon is super acidic, after you digest it the "ash" is very alkaline. I started consuming several lemons a day a few weeks ago and my saliva pH has come up (more alkaline) a full point. I squeeze a whole lemon into a big smoothie, and a whole lemon into a cup and fill it the rest of the way with non-sour fruit juice.

  • Pamela

    Does lemon essential oil have the same wonderful properties as the half lemon listed above.

  • amanda

    no. lemon is not acidic its actually VERY alkaline.

  • Elizabeth

    Yes, lemons are acidic. However during the process of digestion they become alkaline. Study ash point for lemons.

    • Marci

      It's a citrus fruit. Inside the body however, when lemon juice has been fully metabolized and its minerals are dissociated in the bloodstream, its effect is alkalizing and therefore raises the pH of the body (pH above 7 is alkaline)

  • Kar

    Be very careful with lemon concentrations, as they can remove the enamel from your teeth. I can't believe this article doesn't mention that. Must rinse mouth with plain water after drinking.

  • andrew

    very good points raised you can also use the peel in hot water ,go for the unwaxed variety,this is true some foods are acidic in nature but are alkaline when consumed

  • Anita

    How many lemons can you juice and drink in a day?

  • anita

    How many lemons can you juice and drink in a day?

  • Sunshine

    Hello There,
    How are you?
    I just want to ask if I can drink whole milk or have my cereal w/milk after I drink my lemon water? Or should I wait a few minutes to half a hour or more??
    Would it cause a bad reaction when lemon juice and milk are combined? Can I get sick??
    I'm sorry I'm just concerned about the reaction of lemon with whole milk and other types of milk such as….. almond/coconut milk.
    Hoping you can help me pretty please 🙂 🙂
    Thank you for your time, it means very much.

  • danielle

    Been doing that for over a year…with organic lemons…planning to keep it up, but I haven't seen ANY difference! ( I am a very healthy person, though, with no health problems whatsoever …just getting old…70 a few days ago!!)