Quick Easy Detox Drink: Hot Water with Lemon

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hot water with lemon health benefits

Hey everyone!

Indulging, partying, and relaxing on our normal routines take a toll on our bodies. It takes time to get back into our everyday routine, and back to the happy "normal" we were at. It doesn't help that it's also flu season. To go with the "Let's Get Healthy" mood we are all still feeling this January, we shouldn't forget about detoxing our bodies. Detoxing is hugely important to rid our bodies of toxins and other garbage, which will help us with our healthy living routine.

One super easy and affordable way to detoxify your body WITHOUT having to get off your lazy derriere and exercise is to drink this delicious concoction of hot water and lemon. All you gotta do is pour hot water over a slice of lemon, or use freshly squeezed lemon juice. Though, having the peel still on will add more health benefits. Just remember to wash the peel first, in case of pesticides or other junk you don't want to consume. Yes, exercising is one of the ultimate way to purge your body of toxins because you sweat out all the nasties that have been camping inside. But, what you consume can play a major role in getting your body all happy and healthy as well.

Something I do each and every morning, almost religiously, is to drink a big huge mug of hot water with lemon. Well, it's more on the warm-hot side than actual hot. It's best to drink it in warm water rather than hot or cold because you can absorb all the nutrients from the lemon better. Lemon has such great health benefits for your body.

Lemon is a great source of Vitamin C which is an antioxidant that can help with aging, wrinkles, and skin issues because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin C also helps with your immune system, so it can help you ward off colds. Lemon also has this type of fiber in it called pectin that can help with your digestive system, and help you feel fuller longer. The combination of warm water and lemon can help clean out your system... if you know what I mean. Some people believe that starting your day off with cold water is best because it shocks your system and gets it moving. But, based on personal experience, I find that starting off with warm water is best because it helps gently wake up my body, and doesn't upset my stomach. I have a sensitive stomach, and I find this drink to be very soothing. There are many other benefits lemons have to offer, but I don't want this post to turn into some kind of science lecture.

Another added benefit is that drinking this every morning ensures that you are hydrating your body right away. Your body is dehydrated from the many hours (hopefully) of sleep you had, so you need this liquid to rehydrate your body. Plus, drinking water on an empty stomach like that can help you eat less. Sometimes your body confuses hunger with thirst.

I've also heard that lemon water can help with energy, and eventually become a substitute for coffee and caffeine. This is true for me! I've noticed a difference after a year and a half of continuous consumption of lemon water each morning. I've been able to stop my morning coffee habit. I do still drink it, but it's more for enjoyment than for necessity. I hate having to drink/eat things out of necessity. That just takes the joy out of things.

ONE LAST THING! Lemons are acidic and can erode your teeth! But I asked my dental hygienist and she told me that if you drink pure water afterwards then you are okay. Don't go sipping lemon water the entire day because your teeth will weaken, eroding the enamel way faster. You will be using dentures before you even retire! And don't go brushing your teeth too soon either. Toothpaste and stuff can hurt your teeth. Just remember to drink it and drink some water afterwards. If you have a morning coffee, drink water after that too because coffee can stain teeth too. Just wanted to pass along a helpful tip!

Give it a try and lemme know what you think! I would love to hear your thoughts! What do you like to drink in the mornings?

Thanks for stopping by! I wish you all a lovely day!


Til next time,
~A

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73 comments

  1. I've heard about hot water with lemon once before. :)
    Sounds great - and I like lemon anyway! :)

    XX,
    Photography & Fashion Blog

    CHRISTINA KEY
    www.CHRISTINAKEY.com

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    1. It's definitely gotten pretty popular in the last year. I personally really enjoy it. Lemon is so delicious! Thanks for stopping by Christina! I hope you have a great day :)

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  2. I can not drink cold with little but like teas and the

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    1. I love drinking teas too :) so warm and comforting

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  3. Great post, Andrea. And glad you touched on the fact that sipping lemon water all day isn't always the best. As a singer, I stick to plain water, but the little bit of lemon can be a great boost whenever I feel like I need it :)

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! Lemon water definitely hits the spot!
      Sounds like you are very dedicated! One of my best friends is a singer and she doesn't care for her health as much as she should haha I should convince her to drink plain water too

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  4. Lovely post dear! Thanks for sharing) Have a great day))

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    1. Thank you Vera! Glad you like it :) I hope you have a wonderful day too

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  5. I personally drink hot chocolate in the mornings so... you're winning on the healthy side hehe :) I do want to try this though because it's so so important to look after your body and give it what it needs as well as to clear out what it really doesn't need ! I have so much more energy when I eat and drink healthier :) I'm going to try this tommorrow and as your dentist recommeneded I'll have a glass of water afterwards so everythings good !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. Mmm hot chocolate in the mornings sound so delicious! Haha if I did that I probably wouldn't be able to get on with my day because hot chocolate is such a comforting warm drink. Yes, give it a try and let me know how you feel bout it! I agree, looking after your health is really important and it's amazing how such small little things can make a huge difference in terms of your energy level
      Thanks for stopping by Marianne!

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  6. Ohhh, I'm totally going to try this, thank you, hun! :) I'm usually too lazy to exercise but this seems like a good way to detox, too. :) <3 My go-to detox drink is green tea. I drink about three big mugs a day, and it REALLY helps my metabolism (which is normally very, very slow), and gives me so much energy! I recommend any type of loose leaf green tea. <3 x Hope you're having a fab week so far, my darling! Sending lots of love your way. x x

    Kay
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    1. Green tea is such a delicious drink! Haha same here, I am so lazy as well and I try to sneak in healthy habits where I can so that I don't feel so bad if I skip a workout day. I don't normally drink loose leaf green tea. I usually have it in the teabag form. I should give that a try and see how it helps my metabolism as well. Thanks for your suggestion Kay! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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  7. I just knew that lemon was really good at detoxing, but didn't know what to do with it to actually 'detox'! But it was as simple as that! Thanks for such great tips xx

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    1. Yup! It's super simple :) Glad I could help! Thanks for stopping by

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    2. Awwww! Thanks for following me! I';; definitely follow you back, your blog is Uh-mazing xx

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    3. Thank you Julia! That's so sweet of you to say :))

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  8. Ugh, after vacation and the holidays I need a major detox!

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    1. Same here! Guess this came at the right time :)

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  9. I'm a lemon enthusiast, I put in almost everything (drinks, food, etc.) so I go along with all you say x
    Great post beautiful.

    Camy xx
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    1. I'm the same! I love lemons and I use it in everything as well. The taste just can't be beat. Glad you like it :)

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  10. Such an good idea to write about it :-) I´m a huge fan of drinking hot water with lemon ♥
    Melina
    www.melinaalt.de

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    1. Yess drinking lemon water is the way to go!

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  11. This is super easy but super effective - sometimes I like to add a little ginger too x Rebecca - itscohen.co.uk

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    1. I've heard of adding ginger, but I've never tried. I'm gonna give that a go next time, thank you Rebecca!

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  12. Great post! This is a habit I'm really trying to stick to in combination with taking MSM powder! I heard it works wonders!
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    SASHA

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    1. I haven't heard of this before, sounds very interesting! I definitely would like to know how this works for you!

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  13. I've tried this one and I'm in love with it! Big fan of lemon too. So easy, quick, and it does wonders :-) I'm so glad it helps you too!
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    1. It really does work wonders! It's pretty cool how something as simple as lemons can have so many benefits.
      Thanks for reading Barbara! I hope you have a great day :)

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  14. Amazing post to read especially when I'm trying to start a healthy lifestyle. Ive started drinking water everyday instead of everything elase but cant really stand the plane taste lol so I will be adding lemon as I love lemons I eat them like apples! Thank you for sharing this with us. Visit me whenever you can at http://its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk/ kisses, Dominica S.

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    1. Wow haha I don't know if I eat lemons like apples. Though I have gotten used to the taste of lemons, it can get quite strong. Drinking a lot of water is really god for your body. Glad to know this helped you! :) Have a wonderful day Dominica!

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  15. This is definitely one of my favourite detox drinks, it's done wonders for my system!
    xo
    Siffat
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    1. It's definitely my go to for detoxing as well! Thanks for stopping by Siffat! :) Have a great day!

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  16. Great post dear♥
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  17. I am a true believer in the lemon water in the morning I also add apple vinegar to help cut fat .. Wasidah www.fitnessfashionfabulous.com

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    1. Ooh I've heard of apple vinegar before, but I haven't tried it. I'll definitely give that a go soon. Thanks for your suggestion!

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  18. I've heard that this is supposed to be so good for you! Thanks so much for sharing, going to try it! :)

    Hailey
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    1. No problem! Glad this helped you! Have a wonderful day :)

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  19. Ive heard about this but i'm not much of a fan of flavored water or even tea. I know its good for me, but the taste is just not for me. but I think I should suck it cause in the long run it def will benefit me. great posts listing all the facts and tips.

    xoxo,
    geri

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    1. Really?? Maybe try drinking some fruit teas? Or drink it iced, which helps mask the slight bitterness teas can take on. Lemme know how that goes for you!
      Thanks for reading Geri!

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  20. Great post!
    Have a nice week!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
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    1. It's definitely a great detox method! Thanks for reading! :))

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  22. Hey dear! :)
    Thanks for your comment! :)

    XX,
    Photography & Fashion Blog

    CHRISTINA KEY
    www.CHRISTINAKEY.com

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    1. No problem! Have a wonderful day Christina :)

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  23. Great tips darling! I usually drink a glass of warm water when I wake up in the morning, but I can't add lemon because of its sourness that cuases me stomach troubles :(
    I prefer a orange juice at mid-morning, to give me all vitamins I need! ^-^
    Have a lovely Sunday!
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    1. I was worried about the acidity hurting my stomach as well, but it surprisingly helped me. Orange juice is really good for you too!
      Thank you Roberta! I hope you have a wonderful week

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  24. Really great post :)

    Sonya Thaniya
    A Little Color
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    Thankyou ^o^

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  25. I actually do this beverage a lot, I like it!
    Have a great day,
    Madalena

    www.maadalenaaa.blogspot.com

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    1. That's awesome! Glad to hear you're on the lemon water wagon as well!
      Thanks Madalena! I hope you have a wonderful day too

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  26. Hot water with lemon is fabulous for you. I've been doing it for years now and it's helped so many women I know!
    xx Belle

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    1. Years? Wow that's amazing. I'll definitely continue this habit to see how it benefits me. Thank you Belle!

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  27. Love the personal tip at the end :) I also drink lemon + warm water religiously ( 2 years now) but later I also wanted to have green tea in the morning so i have it with that plus honey

    Thank you for your wonderful comment on my earlier post :)

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    1. I'm definitely gonna keep this up to see how much of a difference it makes for me in the long run. Green tea sounds fabulous for mornings, it's so good for you too!
      Thank you Akanksha! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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  28. Dear Andrea, what a lovely post. I am very late on the hot lemon water vagon and my friends have tried to tart. I have to say that it is the strenght of the acid of the lemon what keeps me back. My mum have been a big fan of apples trough her life and she has paid a toll with her teeth but you are giving a great advice with the water! I do so after my morning smoothie. But I drink it mostly in one go a hot lemon I am afraid I would sip for a long time and then in the end forget about my water but you are really helping me with your posts to think out of my comfort zone (with fashion and now with food - thank you so much). I am really thankful for that. I hope you are doing much well and you and your skin looks amazing so if this is one of your secrets well then I feel I must give it a try :)

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    xx

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    1. Lemons maybe acidic but once they go into your body they actually become alkaline, which is what helps your body! Because most foods we eat are acidic to our bodies, the alkaline properties of lemons will help.
      Aww thank you! That's so kind of you to say :) And yes I definitely have noticed an improvement in my skin and overall health because of the lemon water so I would recommend giving it a try! Just make sure to have a bottle of pure water nearby so you won't forget! :) Have a lovely day!

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  29. I've heard of this but never tried because I think I don't need it, but looks great!
    I'm following you, I hope you can follow me back <3

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    1. Thanks Meg! It still tastes really good, even if you aren't drinking it for detoxing. And sure, I'll stop by your blog. Thanks for leaving your link!

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  30. Nice post, I will drink it more routine then ♥

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