How often do you think about how you start your day? Do you find some days are better than others? Well what you do first thing in the morning matters! It can kick start the way the rest of your day will go!

Starting with exercise is a great way to kick start your day, but that is another topic!  We are all busy in the mornings, getting ready for work, feeding/dressing kids, checking emails, trying not to be late – but if there is ONE thing you should do each day, before you have breakfast is to squeeze about half a lemon into a glass, add some hot/warm water and drink it!

Here are 7 reasons why you should be drinking hot water with lemon (or Lime if you prefer) every day!

1. Balances your pH levels

Many people think that Lemons are an acidic food, however its actually the opposite, well sort of. Lemons are acidic on their own, but when they hot our bodies, they turn alkaline. And you want an alkaline body to ensure good health!

2. Helps with weight loss

How you ask??!!! People who have a more alkaline diet, tend to lose weight faster. But also, lemons are high in pectin fibre, which can help fight hunger cravings. Also think about when you start your day in a positive healthy way, I’m sure you will want to be ‘good’ for the rest of the day – choosing healthy snacks over sugar filled ones!! Take the other half of the lemon to work and have another hot lemon in the afternoon when you would usually get a sugar craving!

3. Gives your immune system a boost

Lemons are high in Vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds & flu.

4. Helps your digestion

Drinking warm water with lemon of a morning can help your digestion in 2 ways – Lemons are packed full of vitamins and minerals that help loosen toxins in the digestive tract, and the warm water stimulates the  gastrointestinal tract and the muscle contractions in the intestinal walls that keep things moving nicely!

5. Great for detoxing

Lemon juice helps to flush out any toxins in the body by increasing the rate of urination in the body. Also with the toxins leaving your body at a faster rate, it will help to keep your skin clear as well!

Its an easy habit to get into, so why not start it tomorrow. Do it for a few weeks and see how much better you feel.

  • A timely reminder as have been considering doing this for a while.


  • Lemons are yummy and good in water.


  • I did this for ages, with ginger and later apple cider vinegar. I didn’t lose any weight. Not sure if I noticed any other health benefits either. But after reading this, I’m going back to this hot drink

    • I know people that do this all of the time but I adore coffee first thing in the morning.


  • If it helps with weight loss then l am all for it!


  • I’ve been doing it for months, with ginger for arthritis. Lost no weight, joints still hurt, skin hasn’t improved


  • Great! A really interesting article! Thank for this read!


  • I should try this. I usually have 1 glass of water with fibre and one plain one. Might add in the juice too.


  • I’ve been having a slice of lemon in a glass of water and topping up the water all day for the last few days and already feel better – clearer some how and my skin is also feeling better. I can drink more when I have lemon in it.


  • Lemon is such a great source of vitamin C..love it


  • Well I already drink water in the morning so I might just have to switch it up for warm with lemon.
    I’ll see how I go.


  • Wow might have to start drinking hot lemon water when I get to work every morning.


  • I normally have Apple Cider Vinegar in the morning i might try lemon juice


  • I had heard this before but never tried. Might start a trial tomorrow.


  • weight loss? well count me in….lol


  • A lemon tree for Christmas please!


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