Beauty Benefits of Lemon Water

30 April 2014

Now I know, this is nothing new to the world. We all hear the advice on drinking down hot water with lemon in the mornings to really prep ourselves for the day. But it never hurts to just hear it that one more time, maybe this will be the time it sticks…and you actually live by it. That's what happened to me at least.

I used to half-heartedly sip on hot water and lemon once in a blue moon and think that I was being good. Then I made changes in my life and made it my mission to actually care about myself and give myself a helping hand. That is where hot lemon water came in. I started drinking a big mug every morning and occasionally throughout the day. Over the past two months I've been seeing some wonderful changes and benefits…

  Clean In = Clean(er) Out  

In other words, Digestion. Lemon water is great for detoxing the body of toxins and impurities. By helping flush the rubbish through and out your system it helps support your liver and kidneys, your bladder, renal system and your stomach. What's more it can help detoxify your blood, beating free radicals and purify your blood. With these benefits it can help as a diuretic and a mover and shaker in all things being 'flushed out' shall we say.

  Balancing Act  

Not only does lemon water have wonderful internal cleaning benefits but also while it is there working it's magic on cleansing your system it is also tinkering away balancing out your pH levels. As a citrus fruit it is highly acidic but once in your digestive system it becomes a powerhouse of alkalising goodness! This helps balance you out and decrease cases of heartburn, indigestion and acid reflux. Especially beneficial if you have a high acidic diet involving foods like pork, cheese and processed foods.


Now at some point in our lives we are all going to get a sniffle or stomach bug or two. But with all the benefits above lemon water can help fight that. High levels of Vitamin C and other nutrients help boost and build your immune system to ward of any nasties and kick their metaphorical butt if they do creep in. Furthermore, illness and disease love acidity, but guess what, your lemon water has made your body nice and alkaline so it's hard for illness and viruses to take hold. One mean lean illness fighting machine!

  What Goes On Inside, Shows On The Outside  

So your insides are working pretty grand by now and that is going to show on the outside. Bad skin can be caused by toxins and acidity. But wait you've got those sorted on the inside from the lemon water. Toxins are often flushed out through urine (etc), and through your skin, if your insides are toxin free then there won't be much to be pushed through your skin to cause break outs and wrinkles. Add in the benefits of Vitamin C and antioxidants provided by the lemons and you have even more blemish busting properties. And don't forget the skin on your scalp too, lemon and hot water is known to improve you scalps condition leading to less dandruff and stronger follicles which means stronger healthier hair growth!


There are many other benefits associated with hot water and lemon including, improved oral health and less stinky breath (nice), weight loss, healthier hair and nails. Also it can treat sore throats, stomach ache, arthritis, reduce the symptoms and reactions to hayfever and allergies. Additionally lemons are high in potassium which have endless benefits to healthy hearts, blood and blood pressure and your CNS. 


- Try to use organic lemons to avoid any pesticides or wax in your drink

- Always wash your lemons (organic/unwaxed or not) before you use them just to make sure 

- Gently rolling the lemon before cutting will help get all the lovely juice moving a bit to make a more zingy water

- I like to cut up lemons into circles or chunks and freeze them in bags. Then each morning you can just pluck a few out and pop into your mug of hot water. No muss, no fuss. Plus freezing the lemon keeps the nutrients and vitamins more intact than if cut lemons are left for a few days.

- Sip it slowly instead of all in one go so your body has more time to extract the benefits

- Drink on an empty stomach to get the full effect of the benefits, that's why it's suggested first thing in the morning.

1 comment

  1. I have been drinking hot water lemon in the mornings on and off. I really love it x


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