Lemon water Benefits on Weight Loss, Digestion, skin and Health

Lemon waterLemon water health benefits are known to many of us. If you relish the tangy flavour of lemon in lemon water and other dishes, there are more benefits you may avail of. This inexpensive citrus fruit is a show stealer in the culinary world. Be it chicken, cakes, tea or other beverages, Lemon has its own signature flavour in such preparation.

Nutrients in Lemon water

Lemon water is 5% citric acid and vitamin C. It also contains vitamin B, riboflavin and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium as well as proteins and carbohydrates.

Lemon water health benefits 

  • Lemon water is Good for Weight Loss
    Lemon water when taken lukewarm, helps in increasing the metabolic rate in a person. Increased BMR supports weight loss by helping you burn more calories involuntarily. If you are consuming a diet less than 1000 calories per day, than adding honey to this water may provide additional benefits. You may be interested in –

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  • Good for DigestionLemon water helps in increasing the production of bile and thus aids in digestion. Lemon water helps in eliminating the symptoms of indigestion like bloating, constipation, heart burn, nausea and even belching. Lemon helps in cleansing and is also thought to be a blood purifier.  Lemon water is good to cure regular constipation problems. It stimulates the bowel and helps in eliminating waste.
  • Lemon Water for Skin Care: Lemon is rich in vitamin C. It plays antiseptic role and is a good anti ageing remedy. Lemon helps in removing blackheads and wrinkles. Rubbing lemon along with a little honey on your face will help in rejuvenating the skin and getting that desired glow. Lemon has a bleaching effect too. Continuous use of lemon on skin may help you become a tone fairer. You may want to read  Face packs from kitchen shelf
  • Controls High Blood Pressure-  Lemon is basically a potassium fruit. It is low in sodium and can be consumed during episode of dizziness, nausea, stress and depression during high blood pressure.
  • Lemon Water and Dental Care – Lemon Juice can help relieve pain and may be  applied around a tooth when it is aching.During episodes of gum bleeds, apply lemon juice on gums to stop bleeding. Lemon water helps in eliminating mouth odor problems as well.
  • Good Diuretic – Lemon is also a diuretic and hence lemon water can help during bloating. It helps to flush out bacteria and toxins from the body.
  • Acts as a blood purifier: Diseases like cholera or malaria can be treated with lemon water as it acts as a blood purifier.

How much Lemon water should I drink?

If you are overweight – you can take a glass of lemon water to start your day with a kick. You can have a cup/half a glass of lemon water after each meal and at the end of your day. This will keep your BMR levels high and will help in weight loss. It will also help in reducing bloating and keep your system clean by eliminating the waste of  fat breakdown. It also helps in maintaining the glow on your face and prevents facial muscle slag during weight loss.

If you are healthy and weigh right, taking lemon water can still be beneficial. You can take 1 to 2 glasses of lemon water everyday for its overall benefits on health.

Health is not about what you eat or drink on one day. It is more about how you form your habits and tips you adapt on a daily basis. The best approach is to enjoy what you do and the longevity of the healthy habits.

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  1. mamta says

    hello mam
    i have acidity problem so can not take lemon water.but i drink green tea in morning.is it as effective as warm lemon water.please suggest some alternative.

    • says

      Hi Mamta,

      if you have acidity problem , the first thing in the morning you should have a fruit and after some time you can have lemon water / green tea . This will help both acidity and weight loss.

    • says

      Hi Tina,

      you can add 1/2 or a full lemon in a glass of water depending on your body’s response. if you take a complete lemon, it is best to gargle after finishing your lemon water , for better of your teeth.

  2. saba khanam says

    hi Payal , i also want to loose weight from last three years but its very tough to loose, i use to do exercise one hour daily, follow proper diet , only sometimes not in rare case, but reason is that i m a thyroid patient from last one year. so please help me what to do .

  3. arpita says

    Age 19. Weight 63. Height 5.2

    Mam, I want to lose 10 to 12 kg in 3month. I am going for a expedition. N before that I have no choice then to lose weight. Plz suggest me a proper diet n exercise..
    Plz kindly post me soon…I am in urgent need…

  4. Ruth says

    Hii I would like to know how bananas can affect my health and weight. I need to shed some weight I have heard that it affects it. I love bananas so much I can have 1-2 everyday 3 if I fail to control it.how do I stop this habit.

  5. pooja shah says

    hi payal , i am 30 yrs old n my weight is 73 kgs . i got married 7 months before n after marriage my weight increased suddenly 7 to 8 kgs. i go for yoga in morning n cant follow diet as been a working women. plz help I want to reduce my weight specially thighs, hips and arms

    • Carol says

      Its much better when the lemon water is warm, I find that it really helps with making a bowel movement much faster if the water is warm.

    • says

      Hi Poonam ,

      yes it can be taken with cold water . check your BMR . if you feel its normal to good, then cold water would do . but if your metabolism is slow, warm water will help in increasing you BMR and increase the rate of weight loss.

  6. Tista Dutta says

    Hi!Payal, i got to know abt u through MOB weight loss!! Obviously,joined the group to get inspired by all lovely overweight mums!!:)
    So,I also need to shed more than 15kgs……which i gained over the years aftr my second delivery!! I need to know first what all blood test should i do to know if at all i hve any hormonal or other weight related issues!!
    Kindly,guide me in this as i hve never done all these tests before n am 35 yrs old!
    Thnks n looking forward to ur reply n thn start n follow some particular regime!!

    • says

      Hi Tista,

      Nice to see you here , and thank you for reading at Dietburrp. well there are some things you need to consider . hormonal imbalances leading to weight gain can be mainly due to 2 reasons , 1 – pcod / pcos – you need to ask yourself if you have irregular discharge , see if your cycles are regular. or if there is something very unusal abt them .. if this is regular and normal… you dont need to test these group of hormones. 2] Hypothyroidism – does your mom / dad have this problem ? any other 1st blood relative ? , have you noticed any unsual weight gain which is sudden, hair and skin changes , irregular bowels, fatigue , irregular cycles .. if yes , you need to check your TSH levels. before deciding to take a a blood test , you need to visit your gyneac for general testing .. she will let you know if the tests are really required and which ones .

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