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Top 4 Health Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water

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By Ryan Tedder |  Published

As a refreshing and revitalising drink, lemon water has gained popularity over recent years for its numerous health benefits, including improved skin and digestion. While it’s packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients, lemon water has many advantages for overall health and well-being. So are the health benefits of lemon water enough to start drinking it regularly?

What is lemon water?

There’s really no big secret to this – lemon water is exactly what it is – a simple and refreshing drink made by mixing freshly squeezed lemon juice with water. To make it for yourself, you only need to squeeze the juice from a single fresh lemon and mix it into cold, ambient, or warm water to suit.

As lemons are acidic, you can add a touch of sweetness by mixing in a small amount of honey or even a sweetener tab to help balance the natural sharpness. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can try adding other options, including mint, cayenne pepper, or ginger.

The health benefits of lemon water

So as well as being a zingy, tasty, and refreshing drink to start your day, it’s also healthy. But you can drink it anytime and still feel the health benefits. It’s a good alternative to sugary drinks and provides a good level of hydration, together with the added benefits of the lemon's nutrients which include a healthy dose of vitamin C, which is an excellent antioxidant. So let’s check out the top four health benefits of drinking lemon water.

It keeps you hydrated

Just like plain water, drinking lemon water throughout the day is, hands down, the best way to stay hydrated. Hydration is vital for our bodies and helps to maintain healthy skin, have a healthy digestive system, replace lost fluids through exercise, and regulate body temperature. The added natural lemon flavour also makes it more tempting – and tasty – to drink if you’re not overly keen on the taste of plain water.

It gives you a boost in vitamin C

Citrus fruits, including lemons, are a great source of vitamin C. By drinking lemon water, you can give yourself a natural vitamin C boost which is crucial in helping to strengthen your immune system. And it also acts as an antioxidant which can help protect cells from damage caused by free radical molecules. It can even help your body to create collagen for improved skin.

It helps improve your digestive system

Drinking lemon water, especially before meals, may help to improve your digestion. The citric acid in lemon juice can help boost the production of gastric acid, a stomach fluid that helps your body to break down and digest food. And while relieving symptoms of constipation and indigestion, citric acid can also help flush out toxins in your body.

It can support weight management

Thanks to its super-low calorie count, lemon water can be a good tool to help support weight management as part of a calorie-controlled diet. When drunk as part of this diet, lemon water will promote fullness, boost metabolism, and reduce hunger pangs, which can help maintain a healthy weight.

The water you need for the health benefits of lemon water

Adding lemon water to your daily routine can significantly impact your overall health and well-being. So why not start your days with a glass of refreshing lemon water using freshly squeezed lemons and lukewarm water? And making it with Thirsty Work's pure-filtered water means you’ll have the healthiest, most nutritious, and tastiest water.


Our bottled water coolers will give you naturally-filtered spring water from our source in Shropshire, while our mains-fed water coolers feature an advanced filtration system to give you great-tasting water directly from your tap. And you have the option of cold, ambient, warm, and even sparkling water to get your taste buds tingling.


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