15 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in Morning Empty Stomach

Lemon Water in Morning

Lemon is one of the most popular and versatile citrus fruit. Its popularity is owed to it’s refreshing flavor and scent making it a popular choice for flavoring many recipes and perfumes. Lemon is also widely used in all sorts of drinks from teas and cocktails to juices. Along with its obvious use as a flavor, lemon since long has also been used for its medicinal value. A rich source of vitamin C, lemon possess immense health benefits ranging from its antibacterial and antiviral properties to its immune boosting abilities. One of the most common ways to reap the health benefits of lemon is by juicing it. Lemon juice acts as a digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health.

Lemon juice is also an effective way to reduce weight as it increases the body’s metabolic rate. For people looking to use lemon for its weight loss abilities, drinking lemon juice with warm water on an empty stomach every morning can produce amazing results. Along with the weight loss benefits, drinking warm lemon water every morning also has numerous other benefits. The nutrition experts at Edison Institute of Nutrition have listed some of the most effective health benefits of drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning.

First Thing in Morning

  1. As a rich source of vitamin C, lemon juice protects the body from Immune system deficiencies.
  2. Drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning helps in maintaining the pH balance of the body.
  3. With its powerful antibacterial properties, lemon juice helps fight infections
  4. Acts as a detoxifying agent.
  5. Helps with maintaining digestive health.
  6. Along with vitamin C, lemons are also a rich source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium etc.
  7. Helps fight common cold
  8. Lemon water is also a popular remedy for many kinds of skin problems ranging from acne, rashes and wrinkles to dark spots.
  9. Lemon juice with warm water helps in quick weight loss as it promotes digestion and increases the metabolic rate.
  10. Lemon juice is also very effective at cleansing the liver as it promotes the liver to flush out toxins
  11. Lemon’s anti-inflammatory properties help in fighting respiratory tract infections, sore throat and inflammation of tonsils.
  12. Lemon juice with warm water helps keep the body hydrated as it provides electrolytes to the body.
  13. Drinking lemon juice with warm water also helps reduce joint and muscle pain.
  14. Lemon juice with warm water is also good for your dental health as it helps with toothache and prevents gingivitis.
  15. Lemon juice with warm water helps with digestion and hence, helps regulate natural bowel movement.

216 thoughts on “15 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in Morning Empty Stomach”

  1. I had stop dinking lemon water while I was sick for a month, all my joint pain started back bad, so I started back drinking lemon juice again warm on empty stomach every morning, after a week I kid you not, my pain in my knees are gone!!!!

  2. That’s great! The lemon is very alkalizing and helps to get the acid waste out of the body plus it has lots of vitamin C which is very important for the joints. Some people are “Hypoascorbemia” meaning a low level of vitamin C in the body and need to add more either through food or in a supplement.

  3. Hi mam m 26 yrs i am facing pimples problem can u suggest me good remedy…if i drink lemon in de morn ing will it help to reduce the pimples….

  4. After drinking warm water and lemon juice on an empty stomach how soon after should I be able to eat

  5. Lemon water will help to remove acidity and toxins from the body but there will be other factors involved that would have to be addressed. I wouldn’t be able to make further recommendations without a consultation.

  6. The warm water will stimulate the digestion and liver. Cold water will shut it down so you would not get the same benefit.

  7. Hi,

    By consuming daily in empty stomach is there any acidity problem will come.

    Is it good for Fatty liver

  8. No, lemon is alkaline when it is in the body. Lemon will help to reduce the inflammation of a fatty liver and protect against free radical/oxidative damage and lipid peroxidation due to the vitamin C content.

  9. So educative and eye opener to this very multi consuming world. Any adherence to this discipline will produce sheath family hence a healthy nation is the I dear is well sold.warm lemon juice very vital to our body balance systems. Organs best medium playmaker in digestion and multi body functions.

  10. I love all the benefits mentioned above except for the weight loss part. How do I benefit from this drink without losing weight? Would it work the same way if I drink it anytime of the day and with meals?

  11. The lemon is not specifically for weight loss and should cause you to lose weight if you don’t need to.

  12. There may be other factors involved in belly fat such as insulin resistance or hormonal imbalance. Lemon water will certainly help to improve digestion and elimination but you cannot target specific areas of the body. You have to deal with the body as a whole and look at where the imbalances are and then correct that. One the imbalance is corrected the body will let go of stored fat from the appropriate areas such as the belly.

  13. Drinking lemon with warm water I get pain in my stomach is it cleaning the stomach or it’s having some bad reaction please reply what to do thks.

  14. I have angina which is the limited blood flow to the heart can taking lemon help me

  15. It is possible you may have some inflammation in the stomach. I would suggest you get checked for H Pylori bacteria as this may lead to ulceration which the lemon juice could irritate.

  16. The build up of plaque on the artery walls is part of the bodies repair mechanism to damage that has taken place there. Since lemon contains Vitamin C it would be beneficial to the healing process but not likely enough to clear the blockage. We do have many options available to support the body with cardiovascular issues. We can help you through a nutritional consultation.

  17. Hi, anytime I drink the lemon water, my stomach rambles for about 20 minutes. Please is this normal?

  18. Drinking lemon juice is increasing the acidity and digestive activity. It is possible you do not need the stimulation from lemon juice. Are you diluting the lemon juice with water?

  19. That would depend on many things. What else you are doing? Changing your diet, add exercise, check to see if there are any thyroid or hormonal issues.

  20. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to get started. This is such great information. I am forever amazed at how God has created an earth with everything we need to sustain ourselves and live healthy lives. We have just been so far removed from it all. Thank you again for helping me on my journey to a naturally healthy lifestyle.

  21. I am glad you are enjoying this information! Yes God has provided everything we need to sustain ourselves!!

  22. My tooth aches anything i take lemon in warm water for three continuous days and the feeling is so uncomfortable
    Please any remedy for that ?

  23. The lemon juice will help to make the environment in the body/intestines more alkaline. Parasites do not like an alkaline environs so this should help to move them out.

  24. Yes it is obviously true. I have lost my 5 kg in just two months. i used to drink lemon juice every morning before breakfast.

  25. I have gastric problem..Could you tell me if lemon juice is going to cure it. If yes, please recommend me when, how & how much should I consume it?

  26. When i take lemon juice with diluting water,after 30 minitis i feel pain at my right upper quadrant is that a big problem?

  27. How many lemons required each morning to make fresh juice I order to achieve the adove said benefits?

  28. I can not answer that as I don’t know what your gastric problem is, even if I did know I cannot say if it would resolve your problem.

  29. If you are getting pain I would suggest you do not drink the lemon water, get your liver and gallbladder checked, you could have gallstones.

  30. If I drink lemon and lime water together would that be good or bad. Also I do not know if i passed the comment but is drinking that water warm the only way to benefit from it and if so how warm?

  31. Drinking lemon water not only morning,in whole day if we drink 1 to 2 bottle of lemon water wil it help more??and in a month how many kg will I lose my weight

  32. Hi
    I have high triglycerides 680mg/dl
    Can lemon water in the morning in empty stomach help to reduce it

  33. I am taking homeopathy tablets for thyroid before breakfast. So, which should be given first preference.. tablets or lemon juice ??

  34. I normally mix lemon juice, warm water, chocolate and sugar. is it recommendable to use it that way or am supposed to use plain water. are there any benefits?

  35. I take lemon with warm water every morning while am doing my workouts. I grater my lemon including the skin. I only throw away the seeds .while drinking I take all the contents I don’t throw away anything. Is this dangerous to my body?

  36. I just started taking lemon juice. But when I take it, I feel some sensations in my teeth. Is it normal?

  37. I’m wondering if bottled lemon juice would work the same as fresh. If not, why?

  38. What do you mean by warm water ? mean we have to boil it to certain degree or simple water (Not Cold)

  39. True lemon has done wonderful to me. I was told that I had a lot of acid. So I tried lemon during 40days of fasting and it work. I use to feel pain on my stomach but now iam pain free. Thanx for the natural herb from God.

  40. Hi Marlene

    I have gastrointestinal disorder, I’m on antibiotics but the pain won’t stop. I have started to drink lemon water, is it a good thing? Or am I making the situation worse?

  41. This seems to be helpful… i need to loose weight, will it helps if i drink lemon water continuously the hole day.

  42. Hi, since lemon isn’t available in my place but I have a kaffir tree. I’ve been drinking warm kaffir juice on empty stomach every morning for almost a month. So far I feel good on it. Does kaffir fruit juice has the same effects and benefits as with lemon juice? Hope to read from you. Thank you.

  43. Good evening ma’am, please I used to have candidaisis infection but I use Virginia insert to solve the problem. the yellow discharge stop, after I have used the insert for 4days before my menstruations. after my menstruations, I started warm water lemon. I have taken it for 2days now, but I noticed some fluid dropping in my pant, but when I check it, I will noticed that the pant linen I put in my pant has been soaked with Brown discharge, sometimes it looks like dark blood. please ma’am, is this show normal, because I have started rejoicing that warm water lemon is curing my infection

  44. Hi, do your research well; Lemon is actually bad for our enamel thus to our dental health. Your dentist would confirm that

  45. My partner and I blend a whole bag of lemons in a nutra bullet skin pulp and seeds as well and we keep in a bottle in the fridge and make up a smaller bottle with added water and drink it every morning.. I absolutely love it but cold.. can we continue or have it hot and if so how much of this mixture to a coffee cup.. I was thinking a teaspoon maybe ?? What do u think?

  46. Will drinking juice of half a lemon with warm water have health benefits to kidneys, and if so, what ?
    Thanks

  47. evening is true that when you drink lemon water it flushes everything in your system including any prevention methods e.g injection & pills chances of getting pregnant are very high

  48. Lemon water really helped me to loose much weight and I have a clear face now. Acne had taken a toll on me buh after drinking lemon water my face really improved plus I go for number 2 twice a day, had difficulty going to the loo a times.lemon after has been my miracle water so far haha!
    What I actually do I cut the lemon into pieces and put then in water about 1l and a half or 2 litles and whenever I have the urge to drink water that’s the water I’ll drink the whole day, its sweet, cold and addictive. Or a times I’ll sip like tea while using my phone. By 6 in the evening my water is over.

  49. Hi All,

    I began taking a medium glass of warm lemon juice in the mornings about 6 months ago. At the time I wanted to detox my body and make my ph balance alkaline. I heard that cancer and other diseases can not live in an alkaline environment… Anyway, I have lost 45lbs and my health is feeling pretty good! Only thing is I think I may be getting the odd boil from the toxins leaving my body. That may be cuz I smoke though…

  50. Hi! I would like to know if l can use bottled lemon juice. Or does the juice lose all its properties after being packed? Thank you

  51. After talking the lemon juice with warm water I’ve been feeling some itching in my throat,is it normal?Again can a someone who has gone through surgery take the lemon juice?

  52. Apart from taking lemon with warm water it is always good to flush out toxins in our bodies before we even eat breakfast, warm water have proven to be beneficial to me with lemon its magic, considering the food we consume these days, in particilar fats, suger, spices and salt…..thanks Marlene for the advices and answers you provide you are such a Blessing!

  53. Hi, IBS- chronic constipation sufferer for the last 6 years. When you cant have a descent movement for up to 8 days without the aide of medication to help with it, it is very difficult for weight loss. I am overweight by 55 pounds. MY question is, should I drink the warm lemon water several times a day to start out with to get things regulated?

  54. I have been drinking lemon water for quite some time. On and off but last 3 months every day. It definitely gets the bowels eliminating in the morning. If you let it happen as its just elimination. Its what the body wants to do. A great health benefit we can do for our body that doesn’t have to cost much. I’m lucky my neighbour has large juicy ones.

  55. Is it okay to drink lemon water 4x a day?Cause I am thinking that I will drink lemon water every 4 hours.

  56. Hello…I’m using this method from one and half month..now I got cold n arising nose flowing…what us the reason?? Pls tell

  57. I have been searching online for correct methods of making lemon water. This is the method I have been making as follows:
    *Grate peel off 2 lemons
    *Squeeze 2 lemons
    *Get a pan with 1 Ltr of water
    *Cut up remaining lemons
    *Add all the above to the pan (Rind, juice & sliced lemon)
    *Bring to boil contents then let contents cool down.
    *Steep contents into a jug and store in fridge.
    *When ready to consume, pour into a glass but allow lemon water to get to room temperature before consuming.

    I have also read to drink via a straw as the lemon water can have a bad effect on the teeth.

    Can you tell me if the above sounds ok? I don’t drink it cold but room temperature but I make a batch that lasts 4 days.

  58. Can I also ask what size glass should we be drinking or portion daily? At the moment I drink from a 200ml glass as I found a 300ml glass too much

  59. I started drinking the lemon and warm water! It has truly detoxes me. I have been drinking it all day as well. But I think it’s starting to give me a diarrhea! Am I taking too much! I have to saw I feel a lot better when I take it! I m trying to lose the belly fat and exercise as well – when would I start to see any kind of weight loss???

  60. My mother has gallstones problem but no pain. Can drinking lemon juice with warm water reduce the stones?

  61. Hi, if I add some sugar and salt in it will it be beneficial, with slightly cold water?

    Is it helpful for removing kidney stone?

  62. I have been drinking warm lemon water every morning and it has helped me to lose 12 pounds in 2 months. I also work out and eat right. FYI I do add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to it.

  63. I started taking lemon juice with cold water, ginger, aloe Vera, and honey three weeks ago. I’ve lost 15 lbs without doing anything else. I’m going to switch to warm water.

  64. Pls Marlene, I will like to ask if someone who observe fasting till 6pm in the evening can take warm lemon on empty stomach.

  65. I drink 2 litre of warm water and lemon juice every day. it helps me with digestion and losing weight

  66. I have frozen the juice from fresh organic lemons in ice cube trays, and then pop one in my warm water, wait til it melts and drink it this way. I did this because it’s way more convenient, and I’m not wasting any lemons when they go bad. Do you think I’m getting the same benefits?

  67. In India, lemon is used for centuries as a refreshing drink(yes our ancestors knew this is good they just don’t had modern methodology, machines, electronics, ..internet…, ICBM missiles, nukes, Hydrogen Bomb…)
    …sadly now Pepsi and Coca cola advertisement made them feel more cooler while drinking the so called soft drinks having following features:
    aerated,
    sweetened,
    artificially flavored(yes chemicals which are NOT YET proven/found as hazardous!!),
    pesticides mixed(what you never noticed this??)
    Sorry no offense Pepsi and Coca Cola… its pure business… isn’t it… but that never appeared to me whenever I encountered with your ads….

  68. Hey Merlene, this is such a good writing that I think will help me reduce wait again. I have become so fat as my friends have been advising me to take lemon but the fact that I have read this article, am well convinced that it will work for me along side daily work outs.

  69. I’m diabetic, just started taking warm water with 2 slices of lime squeeze in a cup of hot water along with activated charcoal {Swanson}. On the 5th day I vomited. What could be the cause? Thanks for a speedy reply

  70. Marlene
    I have both lemons and limes in the garden and I juice them and pour the juice into icecube trays and freeze them. I store them in containers in the freezer and always have juice available. I love my juice with ‘no sugar’ Soda Water.

  71. I’ve battled acid reflux for several years… from what I’m reading here… the alkaline in the lemons 🍋 should help me with balancing the acid naturally? Has this warm lemon water helped anyone u know with acid reflux ? TY

  72. I started drinking lemon juice with warm water twice a day and also doing exercise (from last 3 days). Will it help to loose fat (weight). Suggest Me more in this please ma’am..

  73. All so cancerous cells can only survive in a acidic body it is impossible for cancerous cells to live in a acidic body so it’s a good way of keeping your body alkaline this is what the government don’t want you to know .think about it 115 years the cancer resurch charity has been running and not 1 breakthrough in resurch .fact is it’s pharmaceuticals that make money and customers not cures yet in other country’s they are using natural remedies like alkaline diets ,cannabis oils and it’s working

  74. Thank you for the information.
    I don’t squeeze the lemon.. I boil waer with the lemon + the peelings. Is there any harm?

  75. Lemon juice with warm water is very good, I have been taking it for more than 6months ago, I noticed some changes in my body system,my blood test was great, I recommend it for people.

  76. I would only drink the lemon water in the morning and once more in the evening but not all day. That could have a negative effect on your teeth.

  77. Antibiotics can upset the gastrointestinal track. I would consider taking Probiotics. The lemon water could irritate if there is inflammation present.

  78. No you don’t have to boil it to a high temperature. It is more pleasant to drink warm not cold.

  79. If it is pure fresh squeezed lemon it would work but usually bottled juice contains added sugar and preservatives so it would not be the same as fresh squeezed.

  80. I would not suggest store bought lemon juice. If you were to fresh squeeze it and keep it in the fridge be sure to drink it within the same day.

  81. I would suggest using a straw to drink the lemon water. Your teeth may be low on minerals so very sensitive.

  82. No, the peel is good for you as well. Just make sure they are organic so you are not getting pesticides from the skin.

  83. The homeopathic remedy will absorb in the mouth. I would wait at least 15 minutes before drinking the lemon juice so that it doesn’t negatively affect the remedy.

  84. Lemon juice has many beneficial effects and I am sure it will help as it will encourage the liver function and change the environment of the intestines to help break down your fats.

  85. I would not drink that much in one day. Just one half a lemon in one cup of water twice per day is enough.

  86. Yes you could mix lemon and lime. You could drink it cold or room temperature if you prefer.

  87. You would not get the above results by adding it to your smoothie but it would be a good flavor.

  88. I would continue what you are doing. I think 1 teaspoon would be enough in a mug with water.

  89. I would suggest just the lemon, do not add honey as this will stimulate an insulin response.

  90. Yes, but just pay attention to see if it bothers the baby or not. Some food and drink that the mother has can affect the breast milk and the baby may get upset digestion.

  91. Lemon water stimulates your digestion, liver and function and creates a more alkaline environment it the small intestine. Your enzymes need an alkaline environment to work properly. When you digest your food properly you will get the nutrients you need and then your body will lose the extra weight.

  92. No just have the lemon, do not add sugar and salt or tequila. Yes fresh lemon is excellent for calcium kidney stones

  93. It sounds like you are drinking to much lemon water. Just one to two cups per day. If you are exercising then you should see some weight loss very quickly.

  94. As long as it doesn’t go bad within the four days. Drinking through a straw helps protect the teeth. Lemon is acidic outside of the body but turns alkaline inside the body.

  95. I would suggest starting with one drink in the morning for at least a week and see if that helps you. Several times per day is too much.

  96. If your throat is itchy it can be a sign of an allergic or intolerant reaction. Did this only happen after starting the lemon juice?
    Sometimes people react to the pesticides if the fruit is not organic. Yes, lemon would be helpful after surgery to clear out the anesthetic.

  97. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. The citric acid and vitamin c are considered good for naturally dissolving gallstones and also helps in flushing them out and clearing the ducts to release bile. Lemon Juice has been in use for centuries to treat kidney stones and gallstones. Lemon also has antimicrobial properties that help to reduce infections in the gallbladder and reduce the pain. Pectin in lemon juice reduces bloating nausea and pain. Lemon juice reduces cholesterol formation in liver.

  98. yes it will help as it improves liver, kidney and digestive function. Squeeze half a fresh lemon into 8 ounces of water, drink 1 cup first thing in the morning empty stomach and one later in the day.

  99. You are doing such good things for your body! Now it is time to quite smoking. Can you imagine how much more energy you will have and how much better you will feel. And you won’t stink of smoke or have lung issues.

  100. I don’t think it would have an effect on pregnancy prevention but if it did you would be healthier to have a baby.

  101. Until you have reached your goal, then you could reduce it to several times per week if you don’t want to drink it every day.

  102. yes lemon have lots of vitamin c which is beneficial for the arteries and repairing damage.

  103. Yes many people have reduced weigh by drinking lemon water and exercising. There will be many other benefits as well. You can do it!

  104. It is amazing how something so simple can have such a magical effect. Thanks for sharing!

  105. Now we have a healthy option with many advantages. It is always your choice as to what you put in your body so choose wisely.

  106. I would suggest putting a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in 4 ounces of water and drinking that 15 minutes before your meals instead of adding to the lemon juice. This will help your digestion and improve you own HCI production.

  107. You would get more out of the lemon by squeezing it rather than boiling and if it is not organic there will be pesticides in it.

  108. I’m shocked at my results
    Three months ago I started cutting a lemon into big slices. In the morning I would pour boiling water over half the slices and drink it when it was cool. At dinnertime I would again pour boiling water over the segments skin pith and all and again drink. The other half would be used for an afternoon drink and one on a night. I stopped drinking coffee and very occasional have tea. I now eat very little meal. I live on tinned fish it’s fresher with rice pasta etc. I have suffered from arthritis and high heart pressure

    Here are the results

    I now take no pills what so ever

    Before swollen hands ankles elbows and lots of lovely pain and restrictive movement

    Heart 178/110. 80

    Now my hands and joints are pain free I can think better and I can now ride my bike again I’m 66 years old now going to change my life style and 21 stone. I look forward to a new day without pain

    But the best part heart 138/80..71

    Does life get any better.

  109. I’m shocked at my results
    Three months ago I started cutting a lemon into big slices. In the morning I would pour boiling water over half the slices and drink it when it was cool. At dinnertime I would again pour boiling water over the segments skin pith and all and again drink. The other half would be used for an afternoon drink and one on a night. I stopped drinking coffee and very occasional have tea. I now eat very little meat. I live on tinned fish it’s fresher with rice pasta etc. I have suffered from arthritis and high heart pressure

    Here are the results

    I now take no pills what so ever

    Before swollen hands ankles elbows and lots of lovely pain and restrictive movement

    Heart 178/110. 80

    Now my hands and joints are pain free I can think better and I can now ride my bike again I’m 66 years old now going to change my life style and 21 stone. I look forward to a new day without pain

    But the best part heart 138/80..71

    Does life get any better.

  110. If you have gastritis, is it medically advisable to take lemon water on an empty stomach each morning ?

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