Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water Before Breakfast

Drinking a glass of warm water just after waking up helps eliminate toxins that accumulate overnight and also alkalizes the body.
Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water Before Breakfast
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

A lot of people have been following a very healthy morning routine: drinking a glass of lemon water before breakfast. Something so simple and inexpensive has incredible health benefits. Would you like to hear about them?

It’s interesting how this daily tradition has been practiced for a long time and stands out as one of the most well-known natural remedies around. So why not try it out? Today, we’re going to invite you to see what people have experienced after drinking lemon water before breakfast.

Lemon water before breakfast to hydrate the body

One of the first symptoms you feel when your body is not properly hydrated is a headache. Have you ever woken up in the morning with an annoying headache? Here are some symptoms that are associated with dehydration:

  • Dark yellow urine
  • Dry skin
  • Tachycardia
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Bags under your eyes

Starting the day with a glass of lemon water is a wonderful way to maintain the internal balance that you need to face the day.

And if you find drinking water to be boring, then go ahead and add a little bit of lemon juice to your water bottles, you’ll enjoy it a lot more. It’s worth the effort!

People who drink lemon water don’t have constipation

If you’ve ever suffered from recurring problems with your intestinal tract, we recommend you drink warm lemon water (with the juice from half a lemon). Citrus fruits and hot water help fight fluid retention and soften feces.

Fewer urinary tract infections

Lemon water.

If you’re suffering from a urinary tract infection, you should know that one of the best-known natural remedies for this is combining lemon juice with water.

Lemon helps balance pH levels in the blood, thus creating a more alkaline environment in the urinary tract. This will help fight the harmful bacteria that are making you sick.

Say goodbye to bad breath

Almost every one of us has woken up in the morning with a bad taste in our mouth. Drinking lemon water can fight bacteria on the tongue, freshening bad breath instantly. However, lemon can erode tooth enamel, so never drink the lemon juice by itself. Always mix it with water.

Lemon water for weight loss

Lemons help eliminate toxins and prevent the body from accumulating lipids. This means that drinking lemon water will help you lose weight and that it’s also a great addition to your diet.

Try to eat a low-fat diet with plenty of fresh produce and fiber. If you get used to drinking this simple natural remedy every morning, it’ll be easier for you to lose unwanted pounds.

Skin care

Lemon is rich in antioxidants. Also, thanks to its vitamin C contents, it helps create collagen. Your skin will look more elastic thanks to the new moisture and the toning brought about by essential biomolecules.

Lemon water to strengthen the immune system

Once again, we’re singing the many praises of vitamin C. If you want to fight colds and cure infections quickly, don’t forget to drink lemon water every day. If you’re currently experiencing one of these problems, don’t forget to add a tablespoon of honey to your lemon water. This will increase its healing properties.

Say goodbye to uric acid and joint pain

Natural remedies for gout.

Lemon water helps reduce the crystals that are associated with uric acid which inflame joints. Keep in mind that this citrus fruit improves blood flow. Due to the fact that it’s capable of eliminating toxins and the purines associated with uric acid, you’ll slowly begin to feel better.

Lemon optimizes brain health

You’ll definitely find this interesting: lemon contains a potent phytonutrient called angeretina which helps fight diseases like Parkinson’s. This nutrient is located in the peel, so it’s always a good idea to use the frozen lemon technique in order to take advantage of all of these benefits.

Lemon also contains potassium which helps improve brain function and nerve health.

Lemon water to cleanse the liver

For liver and gallbladder balance.

In the book Biologic Ionization as Applied to Human Nutrition, author A.F. Beddoe bases his information on Dr. Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization. He states that consuming lemon water regularly helps the liver synthesize more enzymes. It also strengthens the liver, achieving a more complete body cleanse.

In conclusion, drinking a glass of lemon water before breakfast every day has a lot of health benefits. Are you up to the challenge?

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