Lemon Water for Detoxing

By | 24/08/2016

Lemon water for detoxing

In this post, we discuss  lemon water for detoxing and some of the benefits that there are to a lemon water detox.

What is a Detox Drink?

A detox drink is often portrayed as some complex drink only used by beauty queens, although a lot of people overlook the fact that making yourself a detox drink is an incredibly simple process and there isn’t actually a lot to it.

The word “detox” can be used in many different situations (the most common being alcoholism), however a detox in terms of our bodies means to get rid of toxins and other unhealthy substances which have worked their way into our bodies. There are a lot of nasty things that can lead to illnesses, and making a detox drink like lemon water can help get rid of them.

What are the Benefits of Making Lemon Water for Detoxing?

There are many different benefits that you can gain from making lemon water for detoxing, all of which will show you exactly why you should incorporate it into your life.

Your skin

Lemons contain very high levels of Vitamin C, a vitamin which our body loves. Vitamin C contains antioxidants which fight the “bad” cells of our body and therefore helps supports your body in maintaining healthy skin. Not only that, but these same antioxidants allow for your body to heal any injuries that you may have undergone recently, making the recovery process faster than before.

Vitamin C

As mentioned above, our bodies love Vitamin C. This vitamin is very important to our bodies as it helps support our immune systems in developing and becoming stronger, which then goes on to helping us fight diseases or any infections that we may be suffering from. This is a very important factor to consider.

Your breath

Don’t be ashamed if you think you have bad breath; a lot of people do. However, with a lemon water detox you are able to battle bad breath and live happier knowing that this healthy drink has helped you get rid of bad breath. This is purely due to the strength of lemon juices.

Diet control

Just like when you brush your teeth, the after-taste of toothpaste pushes you away from wanting to eat anything for at least an hour. Similarly, if you were to drink a lemon water detox, you would feel less inclined to eat afterwards due to the taste that it leaves in your mouth. If you are looking to take on a weight loss program or simply improve your lifestyle, then a lemon water detox is the perfect path to take.

Urinary tract

 As unpleasant as it is to think about, when drinking a lemon water detox your urinary tract will become cleaner and generally healthier. The detox will help kill off any bacteria that has been left behind there as well as preventing UTI’s from occurring.

Kidneys and liver

That’s right, a lemon water detox can in fact have a great impact on both the functionality of your kidney and your liver. This is due to the drink promotes enzyme production as well as supporting metabolic maintenance.

Kidney stones

While more common among men, it’s definitely worth doing all you can to help your other half get away from the risk of ever suffering from kidney stones. Studies have shown that the citric acid which comes from lemons has helped not only discourage, but slow down, the production of kidney stones. How amazing!

Easy Steps for Five Super Simple Recipes

Start from Basic

  1. Cut a fresh lemon into half.
  2. Squeeze the juice of the lemon directly into a glass of warm water.
  3. Drink. Simple as that.

Honey Lemon Drink

lemon water for detoxing

  1. Cut a fresh lemon into half.
  2. Squeeze the juice of the lemon directly into a glass of water.
  3. Add a teaspoon of organic raw honey using a wooden spoon.    ( Add more if you like a sweeter taste.)

Tips: Adding honey into lukewarm water will multiply the benefits of lemon. This mixture boosts the antibacterial and collagen to your skin, soothes sore throat and also helps in weight loss.

Lemon Cucumber Drink

  1. Cut a lemon into half, thinly sliced
  2. Cut five slices of cucumber. Save two in the fridge to do an eye cooling mask.
  3. Add the lemon and cucumber slices in the fruit infuser water bottle and ready to go!

Tips: Cucumbers contain silica that provides extra benefits to the skin. They have antioxidant properties which help fight free radicals and anti-inflammatory properties that can calm skin irritation. To top up on immune-boosting vitamin, lemons and cucumbers are best friends to rehydrate!

Honey Lemon Cucumber Spearmint Drink

  1. Cut a lemon into half, thinly sliced.
  2. Cut three slices of cucumber.
  3. Add  12 sprigs of spearmint leaves.
  4. Stuff all the ingredients into the fruit infuser water bottle.
  5. Add organic raw honey to taste. Perfecto! (This is actually my favorite!)

Tips: Now you know the benefits of mixing lemon, cucumber and honey into your lemon drink. Spearmint is a great choice to add cooling effects, rich source of vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and fibre to your drink. It also aids digestion and adds a touch of sweetness to your water. Needless to say the exotic tropical look and mint fragrance, YUM!

Honey Lime Lemon Cucumber Spearmint Ginger Drink

Lemon water for detoxing

  1. Cut three thin slices of lemon.
  2. Cut five thin slices of cucumber.
  3. Cut three thin slices of lime.
  4. Add 12 sprigs of spearmint leaves.
  5. Crush some ginger (depends on your favor) and put in a bowl, add 10ml of water and squeeze out the juice of ginger. Alternatively, you can slice peeled ginger (about a one-inch piece of ginger root, or to taste)
  6. Stuff all the ingredients into the glass or fruit infuser water bottle.
  7. Add the freshly squeezed ginger juice or peeled ginger and honey to taste. (This is a great recipe for weight loss, try and see the results!)

Tips: While limes can add a hint of refreshing tangy taste, ginger provides a spicy kick to your lemon water. It helps to cleanse your system, eases digestion and settles your stomach. This spicy root promotes wonderful metabolism boosting together with lemons and limes.

Your Next Daily Thing to Do…

Given that you will never have to worry about having bad breath in the morning ever again, there are no negatives to incorporate lemon water into your life. Make it a daily habit to drink it in the morning with empty stomach without adding sugar (Yes, needless to brush teeth, just wake up and go straight to the kitchen and make yourself a glass of fresh squeezed lemon water for maximum results). You can always drink your favorite coffee 30 minutes later. Pledge yourself a 30-day challenge to form this good habit. Infuse these lemon water recipes in the fruit infuser water bottles or fruit infuser pitcher or as recommended below. This detox, along with many other detoxes, will help improve your general health as well as fighting against bacteria through the use of Vitamin C and citric acids. Trust the power of lemon water for detoxing, give it a shot, you won’t regret it!

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12 thoughts on “Lemon Water for Detoxing

  1. Ashley

    I heard a lot of times that lemon water was good or detoxing, but as I was never a huge fan of lemonades and stuff, I never tried it. However, that part with the benefits it has on skin convinced me to give it a try, even though I don’t really like its taste
    I think I’ll try that recipe with honey, lime and cucumber…and some other ingredients too lol. That seems the closest to my taste.
    Thanks for these ideas, I really enjoyed reading 🙂

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    1. Jenna Post author

      Hi Ashley,

      I am really glad that you are willing to try it for good. Yes, if you do not like the original taste of lemon water, you can always make a combination to enjoy the benefits.I think your choice of recipe is great, else, you may add lemon into a blackcurrant juice. Enjoy!

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  2. Yvonne

    I use lemons occasionally when I cook. They’re really great especially when paired with rich food. These lemon drink recipes sound great and I’ll probably it with warm water and honey as they’re always available in my kitchen.

    The addition of mint leaves sound interesting. I’ll give that a go too when I have some. Thanks for sharing these recipes!

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    1. Jenna Post author

      Hi Yvonne,

      I am sure you will love the taste of mint leaves, they add the sweet flavor to your lemon water, especially when you combine honey. Thank you for leaving me a comment!

      Reply
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    1. Jenna Post author

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  4. Jackie

    Thanks for this! I live in southern California and have 3 lemon trees on our property. I’ve been drinking lemon water for years each morning first thing. Someone told me long ago of the health benefits, and it seemed like an easy thing to do… So I appreciate your recipes here and can’t wait to try them! Nice job!

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    1. Jenna Post author

      Hi Jackie,

      I think you are so lucky to have 3 lemons trees on your property, so drinking lemon water is a breeze! Yes, thank you and happy trying the recipes. Hope that you love the taste!

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  5. Simon

    Superb info on mixing lemon with water.

    I’ve heard about some people drinking lemon water when they’re on a weight loss program, as a way to drink on something refreshing without adding calories.

    But oh wow, the honey lemon drink sounds so delicious. Add to that the detoxification and other positive effects (I had no idea lemon water helps with kidney stones) and you’re in for a treat.

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    1. Jenna Post author

      Simon, trust me, the honey lemon drink is really an awesome duo! Let me know whether we can get a “high 5” after you have made it. ^_*

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  6. sharoncl

    Hi.
    I am not a lover of lemon, after reading your post i might give it a go as it seems to do a lot of different things for your health which i did not realise, i do suffer with urine infections so i will give this a go hopefully it will help.
    Your recipes are very easy to follow which i like as i really don’t do complicated, how many times a week would you have to take the honey lemon drink for it to take effect?
    I have enjoyed reading this keep up the good work 🙂

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    1. Jenna Post author

      Hi Sharoncl,

      Thank you for reading this article and have a different view about lemon. To take effect, it is advisable to take the honey lemon drink 5 days in a week. If you have cough and sore throat, you can squeeze the juice to mix with the honey and swallow it like a cough syrup, it works like a charm!

      Reply

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