Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » The Incredible Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

The Incredible Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water


So about a year ago, I started drinking a tall glass of lemon water first thing each morning. The natural concoction is touted for it’s beneficial effects on your overall health—from boosting the digestive system and immunity to encouraging natural cleansing. Not only that, but a simple squeeze of fresh lemon is jam-packed with potassium, vitamin B and C, calcium, magnesium, antioxidants, and iron.

Here are a whopping 17 dreamy reasons to wake up to lemon water…

1. Promotes Healthy Hydration

Water is essential for health and energy. However, many people don’t appreciate the taste of plain old H20. Try squeezing a small sliver of lemon in your water—and voila—the tangy citrus takes the flavor up a notch without adding calories from sugar. In fact, you can slice a few lemon wedges to toss into your water bottle to promote healthy hydration all day long!

If lemon isn’t enough, you can also add sprigs of fresh herbs, think fresh mint or fresh basil. A few slices of scored cucumber will also add a bit of crispness to plain old water without adding any calories, refined sugars, or fake flavors. If you don’t favor the taste of lemon, you can also add some sass with other types of citrus. Try wedges of lime, mandarin oranges, or pink grapefruit.

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat
  • Some Tips for Improving Liver Function
    The importance of liver health cannot be overstated. Weighing approximately three pounds, it is a fairly large organ whose primary function is to “filter the blood coming from...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Natural Remedies for Painful Ovulation
    Roughly half the population is very familiar with ovulation, a key part of the menstrual cycle that involves the release of an egg from the ovary into the fallopian tube, making...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Benefits of Barley Water to Drink Up
    When you hear the words barley water, some people may make a connection to beer. But the main difference is that barley water hasn't gone through a fermentation process, so there's...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Tips for Building Stronger, Healthier Lungs
    In addition to the heart, brain and liver, the respiratory system, including the lungs, accounts for one of the most important parts of the human body.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 13 Essential Nutrients for Overall Health
    We’re constantly bombarded with information about which nutrients we need to be consuming more of, and their benefits for the body.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Reasons to Drink Water and Stay Hydrated Every Day
    You've probably been told by someone -- maybe a television show, website, or even a medical professional -- that you should be drinking a lot of water each day.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • How to Prevent and Treat Blood Clots
    A blood clot can be very, very dangerous. This lump-like collection of blood platelets and plasma proteins doesn't have to be large -- often, it's too small to even see -- but by...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Healthy Foods Your Liver Will Thank You For
    Your liver – it's a very important organ in your body, but it's also one of the most neglected and abused.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Easy & Effective Ways to Remove Fluid in the Ear
    An acute ear infection is anything but “cute”. Often accompanied by a nasty and painful fluid buildup in the eardrum, the fluid can cause a pressure-filled headache, and even...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Types of Food to Help Manage Depression
    Hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world cope with depression each and every day.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Easy Tricks for Soothing Heartburn
    Do you feel the burn? By "burn" I mean heartburn, the most common backlash of GERD (or gastroesophageal reflux), which literally flows back and bites you right in...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Diet Triggers for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    As the name suggests, irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is definitely a point of irritation for those affected by it.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Ways to Lose Weight Without Stringent Dieting
    Losing weight is hardly easy—for most people, it could require strict dieting (in other words, no longer eating many of the foods you love) along with lots of intense exercise.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Essential Tips for Living with Colitis
    Given that we've now entered Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, it seems appropriate to explore some useful tips for managing many of the symptoms that can arise during a flare-up...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Healthy Yet Filling Foods for Weight Loss
    The trouble with eating while trying to maintain a healthful lifestyle is that many of us reach for foods that don’t satisfy hunger.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice