Sip This: 3 Reasons Why Lemon Water Rocks

Sip This: 3 Reasons Why Lemon Water Rocks

Lemon and water are a match made in heaven… I’ve started drinking it every day and feel more energized than ever. After learning about the slew of health benefits associated with drinking water and freshly squeezed lemon juice, I decided to make it a part of my daily diet. Lemons are packed with natural vitamins and minerals that are key to your inner and outer beauty regime as well as your general health.

Here are three reasons why you should pair hot water with lemons ladies:

  1. It’s a natural energizer! It hydrates and oxygenates the body so it feels revitalized and refreshed.
  2. It’s cleansing. According to, the citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.
  3. It aids in digestion. Not only will this killer combination relive indigestion, it will also help flush you out.

Do you drink lemon water?

Also, I just posted a blog about how I am going green for 2012. Check it out here!

XO Lauren

P.S. For those of you asking, I usually drink about 12-16 oz of hot water with 1/2 a lemon’s juice. But cold water is great too! It really depends on how I’m feeling that day…

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  • Sarah Heckle

    Mmmm, I love lemon water! We always have a few lemons sitting around our apartment to cook with and use for water.


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  • Melissa Panici

    This sounds so good! I have never had lemon water but I’m definately trying it! Thanks Lauren:)

  • Cherie LaFlamme

    I love lemon water! Although once I brought a lemon to work to use with my water and I forgot about it in the fridge… my coworker that discovered it wasn’t too happy!

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  • Emily Hanson

    Hmmmm, very interesting! I do like lemons, and I drink water all the times anyways. I never thought though to combine them! What a great idea! Will try today!

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  • Jessica Galfo

    I love lemon water! cucumber water is delicious too!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I drink both Lemon water & lime water! I’ve also had cucumber water, as well, and it’s super refereshing! I love this post! But more importantly, your pic is cracking me up! If that doesn’t make your day, I don’t know what does! haha.

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    I’ll have to try this. I love water and it’s the only thing I drink besides milk. Thanks for the update Lauren!

  • mehreen blank

    i drink hot water an lemon :) i’ve heard is also helps with weight loss:)

  • Amy Breckenridge

    I also try to drink lemon water as much as I can. I’ve had 3 kidney stones throughout the past 5 years and my doctor has told me that lemon water can help to flush out your kidneys and prevent the formation of kidney stones.

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  • Georgina Hopkin

    So is it just a squeeze of lemon per glass, or a whole lemon per glass?

  • Maria Jose Gajardo

    Do you drink it with cold water or hot? I’ve been told that drinking a cup of hot water with lemon first thing in the morning is best.

  • Diana Mainieri

    I’ve lived by this for years! I keep little bottles of lemon juice in my fridges at home and work. Love it! :)

  • Petra Zeller

    I drink lemon water. I like it and its really refreshing :)

  • Elisee prummel

    I have to try this, sounds good!

  • Sarah Thaman

    I drink lemon water every day! It also adds a little bit of flavor and makes drinking my daily quota of water a lot easier. I’ve heard warm lemon water is a great natural laxative too – not glamorous, but hey, it works!



  • Rachel Moltz

    Every morning I squeeze a freshly cut lemon into my Nalgene water bottle. I started this a year ago after I wanted to kick my Vitamin Water habit. It’s easy to drink a lot of water when there’s lemon in it! It adds so much flavor and is so refreshing!

  • Rachael Yanta

    Yes, same question for me.. how much lemon do you put in? I drink out of a 32 oz Nalgene bottle at work so maybe a half of a lemon for the whole thing?

  • Lauren Conrad

    Just updated the post with more info about how much water/lemon I drink :-)

  • Stacie Grissom

    I didn’t know this! Thanks for the tips. :)

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  • Heather Kidd

    I love drinking lemon water! I usually have a container of lemon slices in my fridge for quick and easy access! Very refreshing at the least

  • MB779

    For a calorie free “”lemonade”” I sqeeze lemon into water and add some Sweet N Low. Love it.

  • Natalia Bettio

    I really like it but it’s terrible for my Gastritis! It gives me a lot of pain when I have acid drinks ):

  • JoJo Beauty

    I honestly squeeze a lemon in hot water when I catching the flu. Now that I know of it’s other benefits I will definitely keep it up :)

  • Amanda Lehrke

    I always hear about this but NEVER do it! I didn’t know it had that many benefits, I just thought people did to add flavor to their water. I think I need to add this to my daily diet too :)

  • Reesha Shariff

    Does the water taste tangy at all?

  • T W

    I love warm lemon tea, but by tea I drink a citrus marmalade that I make myself, add a tablespoon to hot water and enjoy. This way I don’t have to always have lemons on hand and I can control what goes into the marmalade.

  • Stacey Betteridge

    its a great cleanser for your body i have a glass everyday i just do a cup full of hot water then add a lemon slice let it cool alittle then drink its very refreshing xx

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  • Marie Fournier

    Because I love lemon ! Anything where are lemon in general I love thay !

  • First nameJessica Mest

    I love to drink water with lemon! I’ve never had it hot before, but I love it with cold water! It’s so good for you, and very refreshing! :) I drink it almost everyday!

  • erin

    yes! i always ask for lemon when i’m at a restaurant. :)

  • Jazzyd18

    I’m aiming to be more healthy but I’m very picky when it comes to food and don’t like a lot of things so this is brilliant for me :)

  • Mademoisele Sasi

    I also put ginger and honey into my lemon water. It’s great! :))

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    Im going to start using lemon more! It sound like it’s so good for you

  • Jennifer Hellman

    Does it matter if it’s hot or cold? I always drink hot water with lemon! :)

  • Kimmy S

    This sounds great! I could use an alternative to coffee in the morning. Thanks Lauren!

  • Kellie Norton

    I always buy the Dasani water bottles with lemon :) it’s so delicious!!

  • Natasha L

    I have to try it! I heard other people saying it’s good too especially in the morning before breakfast!

  • Amanda Kelley

    The spa I go to puts sliced oranges in their water. Same wonderful properties, even more delicious than the lemon.

  • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

    I’ve tried to drink lemon water so many times and I just can’t stomach it. I don’t know why, I just don’t find it appealing. Too bad. I’ve heard so many good things about it. I do normally drink over 40 oz of water a day though.

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  • Karleigh Sergio

    I love water with lemon! Sometimes I get extra lemon in my water. I have also tried orange, limes, strawberries (all together), and cucumber. Cucumber sounds weird but it surprisingly really refreshing! I love drinking it in the summer. Just add one or two slices to your glass.

  • snooki_92

    Actually, I’ve been drinking water,lemon and orange for a while, and I’ve lost some weight and all extra water and fat from my body :)) It’s really good and healthy ;))

  • Kelly Limon

    I love lemon water! It’s so refreshing and such a better alternative to soda (which I gave up a while ago)! I have never tried it hot though… that sounds good! Cucumber slices in a glass of ice water is amazing too!! Soo refreshing. Thanks for all of your posts Lauren :-)

  • Astrid Delgado

    I will definitely give it a try. I’m not the hugest fan of water even though I try my best to drink as much as I can because I know it’s great for you. This might help me with that since it adds a little bit of taste.

    Thank you!!!

  • Sara Jaffar

    I’m going to start drinking lemon water sounds really good!

  • Lindsey

    I always found it difficult to drink plain water – it was boring, and to be honest, it didn’t really taste great. I started working for a company called True Lemon almost a year ago and I can now say that I drink about 5 (24oz) water bottles per day. True Lemon is just that, REAL LEMON. The lemon’s juices & oils are cold-pressed & crystallized and then packaged in handy packets the size of sugar packets. I carry them wherever I go and they’re perfect for adding to my water, tea, and you can even cook & bake with them too! I never have to worry about asking for dirty lemon wedges in bars or restaurants, or having them available in my frig. They’re 100% all natural and I’m telling you (not because I work here) but because I truly believe it’s an amazing product that everyone should try – including you Lauren (I’d be happy to send a bunch of free samples to you). If you want to learn more, just visit our website or our twitter & fb pages! Cheers!

  • Amy Yang

    Thanks for the tip. I shall try this too. I would have never thought hot water but that sounds even better

  • DancesWithHooves

    I love drinking lemon water! I can’t do the fresh-squeezed lemons so I usually do lemon juice. It’s a GREAT way to mix things up when water gets boring, which it often does when I’m drinking 80+ oz of water daily!

  • Madalyn Titus

    Thanks Lauren! I will really be trying this!

  • Katie Bettelyoun

    I am wanting to drink more lemon water not. Thanks for this advice.

  • Nao Imagawa

    I’m gonna get a lemon tomorrow! I’m excited to try this.

  • Katjusha Bricman

    I used to drink that, but since fruit and vegetables we get in stores is genetically changed and sprayed with chemicals, I think twice before buying specific one.

    I think kiwi has more vitamines than lemon, no?

  • Laura Duijvestijn

    Sounds great! Thanks for the tip! Gonna start drinking it asap!!

  • Corryn Batykefer

    I personally enjoy lime water – I feel like im sipping it at the beach. It really takes me to another place.

  • Monica Castillo

    At restaurants I sometimes order ice water and lemon..add some splenda and it’s lemonade!!

  • Aja Doe

    Great advice, I will try remember to add lemon juice to my water from now on.

  • Lily

    I read in Women’s Health magazine that drinking water with lemon curbs sugar cravings! I love sweets and I can tell you that it works. When I drink lemon water I don’t want sugary stuff like I usually do on the days I skip it. So drink up ladies! And thank you, Lauren, for the great healthy tips! We appreciate them.

  • jane H.

    it is also very nice when you put a little bit of honey in it :) veryyy nice and good vor your body! :)

  • April Danielle

    My dentist said that lemon and water is highly acidic and is terrible for your teeth…just fyi.

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  • Abby Knuckles

    I drink lemon water everyday! It’s so delicious and makes me drink way more water! I drink it with a straw to help prevent the acid from the lemon damaging the enamel on my teeth! Is their any advantage to hot water vs cold?! I have heard really cold water is good because then your body has to work to bring the temperature of the water to room temperature?!

  • bootsy

    Hi Monica. Your server would probably appreciate you actually ordering lemonade and not being so repulsively cheap. Pathetic.

  • Jadie Herbst

    very true!!

  • Lanae Dailey

    Monica’s suggestion is actually pretty smart and health conscious. Lemonade, whether it is from a fountain or made at the restaurant, is full of sugar. When you make your own, at least you know what is going into it.

    I love margaritas but hate the mix because it is full of sugar. I found that if I order tequila, triple sec and half a dozen limes, I can make my own margarita and cut the calories and sugar drastically.

    You say cheap….I say healthy!

  • bootsy

    Really, Lenae, you are asking a restaurant to give you six limes? How humiliating for you.

    Most restaurants- even ones in the Midwest- now have a recipe for a “”skinny margarita”” which is what you are referring to Lanae. If you are in a restaurant, it is fine to order lemon water, and even to ask for an extra lemon wedge. But for a server to witness you “”making”” lemonade, which is precisely what Monica said, is classless. Being economical is fine, more power to you. Being white trash is quite another. If you can’t afford a beverage, you don’t belong in a restaurant where the entire point is to have food/drinks made for you and pay for them. If you want sugar free lemonade thats called lemon water, and if you want to add splenda to that lemon water you should be ashamed or you should be at home.

  • Shelly Lucas

    Wow bootsy you are just quite rude.. Really you need to add be kinder to your list for 2012.

  • carena klerkx

    thankyou i’m gonna try this,. XO

  • bootsy

    At least I’m not rude to servers who make $3.50 an hour Shelley.

  • Lanae Dailey

    I was actually a server for 4 years while I was in college and there are a lot more things that bother servers than making your own lemonaide or asking for 6 limes. And I’m never rude to a server, in fact I tip more for the accomodation.

    I actually tried the skinny margarita and didn’t care for the taste of that either.

  • Morrie Hudiburg

    I try to drink as much lemon water as I can. I love it! Plus it helps me drink more water because it tastes better than just lemon water.

  • Michelle Le

    i love this!! drinking a cup in the morning and one before i go to bed

  • Janine P

    I usually drink lemon water because i don’t like the taste of normal water and my doctor told me i was dehydrated. This lemon and water combination is so helpful and i reccommend EVERYONE to try it! It makes a healthier you, and I swear by it!

  • Anasha Lootawon

    I love love love lemon water! I religiously drink a cup every morning while walking my dog and the health benefits are amazing! My skin looks and feels great!

  • Claire Levenberg

    I usually always get lemon water whenever I go out to eat because it’s cheaper and healthier. Plus I find that whenever I would drink soda during a meal I would get more full off of the soda rather than my meal.

  • SiNA MARiE

    love lemon water =)

  • De Andra Woodside

    i’ve never tried it but i will, can lime juice be used?

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    I’ve been trying this lately and learning to love it ! :)

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  • Katelyn Cnossen

    So excited to make lemon water after class! I just bought lemons last night so I could make some. Thanks for the great idea :)

  • Miriam Gronli

    I actually really love hot water with freshly squeezed lemon in it. But then it is full on winter here, and something warm in the morning is a must for me. :)

  • Mandy van de brug

    I drink this during the whole day.
    it’s exactly how you’re describing it :-)
    Lemonwater is wonderful!

  • Erin Flach

    i just started drinking lemon water because you said too and it really does lighten my mood! its good both hot and cold!

  • Kendra Petersen

    I have been trying to drink it more. I love the benefits :)

  • PavlynGirls

    Never tried it before… I’m still struggling to get enough regular water in my system (2 ltr a day??!!!)

  • maud wetering

    I eally love it! i feel healty after drinking it! it’s so delicious, i would like to drink it every day !


  • Pauline Bracconi

    I’m going to try this from now!
    Thanks for the tips Lauren!

  • Britt

    I’ve been drinking water with lemon for years now, I never really knew the benifits but my older sister was doing it so I tried it and i liked the way the water tasted. Now I know that there are benifits and not just a great taste.

  • Haley Anderson

    i have been doing this every day since you posted this, and now i can’t imagine my day without it!

  • Emily Whiteford

    I drink lime water and it’s amazingly yummy and refreshing! You should try it and compare the two. I like them both.

  • Jennifer Turner

    I haven’t been doing this regularly but in high school I drank hot lemon water every morning. If you’re a singer, it’s great for your voice, especially in the winter time when you tend to get sick.

  • Juan C Montalvo

    I starte doing it recently , since they game some lemons… It’s hard to come by some lemons where I live, if it’s not in season…You’re right, I feel more energized, and thought that I would get a stomachace, but It seems that the lemon juice, actually protects the stomach from the gastric juice.

  • Cassie Harbeck

    …no lemons.

    does lemon juice work? the kind in a bottle?

  • Enrique Avalos

    Can I put some sugar to the lemon juice or is just Water and Lemon and NO Sugar???


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  • Tina <3

    ive just started doing this too, ive read that its better to have it neither hot or ice cold water as it destroys the enzymes in the lemons. using bottled lemon juice or putting sugar or sweetener in it just misses the point of this. if its too sour adding some natural honey is a good way to sweeten it, and honey has antiseptic properties too so thats a bonus!

  • Lena Ameri

    Yummy! I’m going to start doing this! I put cucumber and mint in my water for awhile to help get me to drink more. It worked! I’ll do lemons now that i know how awesome it is for you.

  • Melissa Lee

    i drink lemon water too! its also good with a spoonful of honey and half a lemons juice! sweet yet tangy!

  • lucygirl

    Genius in the morning! I am an early riser and this not only gets me up and out the door but feelings cleansing and healthy!

  • Kaitlyn Jo

    I drink lemon water pretty often and I also put lemon juice on just about everything like baked potatoes and fries its really good even though it might not sound so great! Tall should def try it! :)

  • nennimj

    LOVE lemon water. I toss sliced lemon and cucumber in my water bottle and also keep a pitcher of it in my fridge at home. It is tasty and has so many health benefits. It keeps my skin hydrated and helps curb hunger between meals. Highly recommend!

  • Ashley Lorraine

    I also love lemon water but I’ve heard the acidity can be hard on your teeth…anyone know how much is too much for your teeth?

    • Jacqueline Luo

      You can reduce damage to your teeth by drinking it through a straw ^_^

    • Natalie:TheEnchantingLife.c

      I agree with Jacqueline. It can be.. make sure you drink through a straw and drink some plain water afterwards to rinse out your mouth. If possible, try and wait awhile to brush your teeth so you don’t break down your enamel!

    • Gilly

      Use doTerra lemon essential oils, they use the peel of the lemon so you are not getting the acidity :)

      • Jak

        essential oils should not be ingested

  • Maggie Fair

    I read somewhere that one glass in the morning/per day is OK. I’ve also heard the lemon juice can be bad for your teeth after that though.

  • Ari

    Maybe if drank with a straw?

  • Ari

    Can I switched up a bit and use limes?

  • Ashley Brown

    I Always drink hot water with lemon juice and honey when I feel sick. Works like magic!

  • Crissy Grande

    Where can I get lemon water?? How do I make it?? Is it just lemonade??

  • Brit McCrite

    How much lemon juice?

  • Kelsey Maria

    I keep forgetting to do this as apart of the bikini boot camp :X ! Has anyone been drinking it regularly and felt any difference??

  • Kelsey Maria

    Crissy- It’s in the post…””12-16 oz of hot water with 1/2 a lemon’s juice”” Cut a lemon in half and squeeze out the lemon juice from one half. Save the other half and use it for the next day. Lemonade isn’t the same thing and it won’t work as it’s filled with sugar.

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  • Jade Wright

    There is a great Indian recipe called Nimbu Pani which is a ginger lemonade and that has SO many health benefits! I have a great recipe for it if anyone is interested.

    Good for your skin, digestion, energy etc etc.. :)
    Plus its delicious and refreshing!

  • Melia Williams

    DONT FORGET to try and use a straw! The citric acid can eat away at your enamel.

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  • Kelly Lynne

    I love lemon water :)
    I took your advice and try to drink one glass each morning before I head to work.

  • Joana FH

    Is there any alternative to lemon water? I find it’s too sour and bitter.

  • stephaniesstyle

    isnt drinking this bad for your teeth?
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    • Natalie:TheEnchantingLife.c

      It can be.. make sure you drink through a straw and drink some plain water afterwards to rinse out your mouth. If possible, try and wait awhile to brush your teeth so you don’t break down your enamel!

  • Emilia Alexandra

    I have always struggled with drinking enough water. Ever since I started putting a fresh lemon slice in my water, I end up refilling my glass at least 5-6 times a day. Definitely a great tip! And yes, using a straw helps :)

    • Natalie:TheEnchantingLife.c

      I’ve noticed this too! I also have some great recipes for fruit infused water on my blog. Pineapple/Mint is my favorite!!

      Have an enchanting day,

  • missleahbean

    drink it dont sip it and brush your teeth 30 minutes after you’re done :)

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    try a little little bit of stevia by sweetleaf!

  • Joana FH

    thanks :) I’ll try it

  • Dr. Floras

    I totally agree! Lemon water makes me feel more energized. Like this post sounds remarkable…

  • nrsmeg17

    I agree and absolutely love this post. Thank you Lauren.
    Lemon water makes me feel better! To ensure I get my lemon water daily, I’ll make a double batch of hot tea (Oolong, Earl Grey or a Detox Tea)and squeeze half a lemon in it. Then I’ll squeeze the rest in a glass with cold water and cover it so it’s ready for me when I come home from work!

  • Mia Boyd

    I will also try this along with your exercise plan!

  • Ciarag123

    do you just squeeze lemon juice into your water and drink it ?

  • Lily avenue

    I actually loooooove lemon water. My mom got me hooked on it. I usually just a get a water bottle and use “”Lemon in the Raw”” packets. (It’s really lemon extract, just dehydrated.) It really does it, you just have to get past the predisposition that it’s lemonade. Great post though! :)

  • jennifer greenfield

    i drink lemon water every day …its great <3 <3

  • Caley

    Careful drinking this! It most definitely causes dental erosion. It’s not the amount that causes the damage, it’s the frequency. And don’t brush your teeth right after either- once the acid demineralizes the enamel, it’s becomes weaker and more susceptible to being abraded away. This happens when you brush your teeth, especially if you use a toothpaste with more grit vs. a gel based one and a hard bristled toothbrush. To prevent this, using a straw helps but also try to sip on regular water in between sips of lemon water and restrict to drinking it once per day or every few days. As a dentist, I see this happening to many patients and the consequences are much more detrimental than most people expect.

  • Mina

    I use drinking Straws when I drink it, so it doesn`t hurt my teeth.

  • Gio

    Freshly squeezed lemon juice in water is definitely a great way to start the day, and for all the folk worried about it damaging the enamel on your teeth, all you have to do is just swill around and drink a glass of water afterwards and it will flush away any remaining lemon juice in your mouth.

  • Moni

    I drink lemon water with chia seeds every morning. Mmmmmm

  • Happy Healthy Girl

    I always add one teaspoon of honey in my lemon water and i prefer taking it warm water as lemon purifies all the toxics and honey in water is best to align ying yang energies. Hence, i alway feel refreshed taking it early morning. It is a part of my daily juice cleanse diet plan

  • Vanessa White

    I prefer to squeeze in half a baby lemon with 10oz of water. It is also supposed to help with akalin e levels in your stomach.

  • Christine Francillo

    Hi, I have kidney stones problems.. I was wondering if this is alright for me? xx

  • Natalie:TheEnchantingLife.c

    If you can stomach it, apple cider vinegar with lemon water and cayenne pepper is the best way to start your day! Check out the Tone it Up Girls for more info on it!

    I’d love for any of you to pop by and say hello at my blog:

    Have an enchanting day,

  • Moss & Mink

    I drink this most days and have only noticed positive effects!


  • Jackie

    I follow you and loved the lemon recommendation. Thank you! But I also read how lemon could damage your teeth. My cousin was the one who convinced me to try She showed me how I can take natural lemon oil and not have it get on my teeth, but get the same benefit. If anyone is interested, she can be contacted at [email protected]. She will be glad to tell anyone what she told me. It was a big help and I don’t have the damage to my teeth now, but still get the benefits of the lemon. (before you ask, I already checked to see if she minded me giving her e-mail away.) Thank you Lauren for all your help. :)

  • Courtney

    On a chilly night, I prefer hot. I have added a little honey too. But mostly, I live cold lemon water!

  • Celia

    My grandma always swore by hot water and lemon for when you’re ill. It really helps with bad throats, especially with a little honey added to the mix.

  • Ellie Monroe

    Does it taste like sugarless lemonade or simply water with a small amount of lemon?

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  • Guest

    I can’t drink lemon juice alone so i always add honey or ginger along with it. As honey and ginger soothes out my throat and lemon energizes me.

  • Happy Healthy Girl

    I can’t drink lemon juice alone so i always add honey or ginger along with it. As honey and ginger soothes out my throat and lemon energizes me.

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  • pam

    Can I drink lemon water with bisoprolol

  • Kristin

    I love lemon water



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