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Health Benefits of Lemon and Water

—  found in  Well-being  —

Hi joyous readers!

For as long as I can remember, even before I became a certified nutritionist I've been recommending this morning habit. It's my daily ritual and something that I always recommend.

This video post is solely dedicated to the benefits of lemon and water and all the questions I get about this wonderful health habit.

Drinking freshly squeezed lemon and water first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach has many benefits. Learn about them in my video and below where I've listed them for you!

Be sure to watch until the end of the video where I review some of the most frequently asked questions about lemon and water from "will it hurt the enamel of my teeth", to "what temp should the water be".

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Health Benefits Of Lemon & Water

Improved digestion

Lemon juice helps to stimulate your digestive fire. This means it increases the production of hydrochloric acid (HCl). The major role of HCl is to activate pepsinogen (not digest food), which now becomes known as pepsin (an enzyme) and digests protein. HCl helps to kill bacteria, parasites, viruses that enter with the food. So you can see the importance of HCl in the digestive process. Taking a drug to inhibit HCl production is totally counterproductive to healthy digestion! Here are 7 Natural Solutions to Hearburn.

Decreases constipation

When you have a slow moving gut due to low acid and enzymes, this slows your whole digestive process and can result in constipation (having less than one bowel movement a day). How do you end up with low HCl and enzymes? There are many probable causes but poor diet and stress are the two most common reasons. Drinking lemon and water helps promote good quality bowel movement. You'll see for yourself! :)

Increases bile

Sounds gross, I know, but lemon juice stimulates the liver’s secretion of bile. Bile, along with fiber, is a fantastic carrier of toxins. So when you have a bowel movement stimulated by drinking lemon and water, you are more likely to eliminate waste products.

Reduces bloating

More often then not, I recommend drinking lemon and water on an empty stomach but it can also be used as a remedy for a bloating. Add some fresh ginger and you’ve got at the perfect anti-bloat tea, or you might like my Turmeric Ginger Tea!

Detoxifying

Lemon water cleanses and detoxifies the liver by increasing the liver’s detoxifying enzymes. Your liver is absolutely essential to your health and well-being. It has more than five hundred functions, many of them involved with detoxification – and if you're wondering why detoxification is so important, you can learn why over here or learn more in my book, Joyous Detox!

Increases alkalinity

An acidic body is essentially a magnet for disease, and cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment. Lemon juice aids in making the body more alkaline, just like leafy green veggies—the opposite of acidic. (Although lemon contains citric acid, it does not create acidity in the body.) Lemon enhances your digestive secretions so that acidic wastes are eliminated more effectively. Food is medicine!

Natural cure for heartburn

I realize this sounds counter-intuitive, but the majority of people with heartburn are actually under-producing stomach acid. When you strengthen your digestive secretions with lemon and water, you may notice an incredible improvement in your heartburn.

Makes your skin glow

After a few weeks of lemon and water, you may notice your skin is brighter, and if you suffer from skin blemishes, you may notice a remarkable improvement. The health of your digestive system and your liver is directly related to the health of your skin because in order to heal your skin, you must start within! This is a common recommendation I give in my Eczema Healing Guide, on top of many other dietary, supplemental and lifestyle suggestions.

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Have a question? Comment below.

Have a joyous day!

Joy

249 Comments
Sandra Hammond-Boyer   •   February 15, 2015

What are your thoughts on using a drop of doTerra essential oil in my daily lemon water instead of a lemon?

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Joy McCarthy   •   February 15, 2015

Candee   •   February 15, 2015

Just wondering if Lime juice would work the same way? Also when we are travelling I take organic pure bottled lemon juice to avoid having to travel with fresh lemons.. is this OK?

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Sydney Gowling   •   February 15, 2015

What if the pre squeezed lemon juice is organic and in a glass bottle. Is that okay? I'm having a hard time finding juicy lemons recently, so it's a bit of a waste of money. They're so dried up inside.

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Joy McCarthy   •   February 15, 2015

Erin   •   February 15, 2015

You mention to have lemon water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. How long should I wait before eating breakfast after drinking the lemon water?

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Toni   •   September 2, 2015

Sarah W   •   February 16, 2015

Hi Joy! In the mornings I drink my lemon and water, then I juice, then I have a tea with my breakfast. So many steps! I find myself in the kitchen all morning :) Is there any way I can combine my lemon with my green vegetable juice instead of drinking all this liquid separately? Or what about if I have my tea first (usually green tea), with half a lemon and a bit of honey? Will these combinations still be as beneficial?

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Joy McCarthy   •   February 16, 2015

Sofia Karabotsos   •   February 17, 2015

Hello Joy Discovered your blog and love it! Especially since you are from Canada and I can find the products/ingredients you recommend! Yay! Also got your book and starting to go through it. My question regarding the lemon water is can I pre-squeeze my lemon the night before so it's ready in the morning? Or can I squeeze a few lemons and keep it in the fridge and just pour the amount I need in the morning? Or will the lemon loose its nutritional qualities? Thanks

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Joy McCarthy   •   February 17, 2015

Kristan   •   February 17, 2015

Hello, With regard to the 10 day detox, what would you recommend to eat when going out for dinner to a restaurant? Thank you!

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   February 18, 2015

Beth johnson   •   February 18, 2015

I love using lemon water to detoxify every morning. It's one of the easiest and most delicious ways to be healthy:) www.westingwellness.com

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Mary   •   February 19, 2015

also good for preventing/dissolving kidney stones. I've heard that body absorbs cold water better than warm or tepid.

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Jan Bancarzi   •   February 23, 2015

Is it counterproductive to have a cup of coffee immediately after drinking lemon and water or how long should you wait before you drink your coffee (can't give it up). Thank you.

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   February 24, 2015

Stacey White   •   February 28, 2015

Hi Joy, just found your site and saw this post and wanted to know what do you think of using the True Lemon product? I travel a lot and can't take fresh lemons everywhere.

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   March 2, 2015

LunaDanielle   •   February 28, 2015

Hello There, How are you? I just want to ask if I can drink whole milk or have my cereal w/milk after I drink my lemon water? Or should I wait a few minutes to half a hour or more?? Would it cause a bad reaction when lemon juice and milk are combined? Can I get sick?? I'm sorry I'm just concerned about the reaction of lemon with whole milk and other types of milk such as..... almond/coconut milk. Hoping you can help me pretty please :) :) Thank you for your time, it means very much.

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   February 28, 2015

Sandra Joiner   •   March 14, 2015

what do you recommend for swollen ankles and other water retention.

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Joy McCarthy   •   March 16, 2015

Janae Stockwell   •   March 26, 2015

Drinking more water in general has changed my life! What I noticed almost immediately was just a big boost in my energy levels. I was so inspired I wanted to contribute some how in a fun way, so I made a funny and simple tee shirt with a play on words that I thought others might like. If anyone is interested in checking it out, please just click on the website I've linked. Thanks!

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camille reavis   •   May 7, 2015

can I drink lemon water all day everyday without repercussions?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   May 8, 2015

Carol   •   May 15, 2015

Great information.

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Margarida Rebelo   •   June 7, 2015

Thank you for the brilliant video, it helped clarify some doubts.

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Shannon   •   June 11, 2015

Hi Joy, I've been having lemon-water mornings for quite some time and am loving the benefits. I just watched this video and wanted to let you know that I spoke with my dentist about it and was given the go-ahead for the lemon water, but told NOT to brush my teeth immediately afterwards. Brushing right away contributes to enamel erosion and it's best to wait 30-60mins. Eating cheese after an acidic meal or drink can help to neutralize it.

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frank   •   June 23, 2015

How long should I let the lemon sit in the water before drinking it, and just to be clear is it put in by slicing it up, or should I squeeze the juice into the water? Can I just have a pitcher in the refrigerator overnight with water and lemons? Thank you for any information, I really want to give this a shot.

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   June 24, 2015

Jenn   •   August 3, 2015

You talk about hydrochloric acid. Citrus does tend to have a lot of acidity. Wouldn't that actually make it something to avoid, especially for people with a fair amount of heartburn and acid reflux?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   August 4, 2015

Cynthia Newell-Hawkins   •   August 6, 2015

Wonderful video reagarding lemon and water. I would like to know when a person start drinking lemon and water. Approximately how soon will they notice glowing skin?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   August 6, 2015

Kathleen   •   September 4, 2015

Hello, I love this site. I do like to drink lemon water but usually in the afternoon or evening. Will I still get benefits?

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Joy McCarthy   •   September 5, 2015

Hassiena   •   September 8, 2015

Hi I have two questions. I have been drinking lemon water for about a week and simply love it. It definitely has replaced my morning tea. But I used to drink at least 6 cups of tea a day. Can I have at least 4 cups a day, its only midday and I've already had two cups and craving the third. My second question Is can I squeeze a whole bunch of lemons and keep in the fridge as I do work and not enough time to do this or can I freeze them in ice cube trays, as its said to be that frozen is as good as the day its bought. Thanks Haseena

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   September 8, 2015

Harriette Blye   •   September 10, 2015

What a great post, I had no idea that lemon juice had a direct link to the liver and helps elliminate toxins. Thanks for the great insights here.

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   September 10, 2015

Sandy   •   October 2, 2015

Regarding the lemon and water, could I also add a small amount of stevia or natural local honey to the drink?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   October 2, 2015

Eldith white   •   October 14, 2015

Does lemons work as well when you just slice them and leave them in water or is best to squeeze it?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   October 15, 2015

Jenny storti   •   October 17, 2015

Hi, just wondering is it ok to squeeze your lemon the night before , so when you wake up you can drink it? That way it gives you at least half an hour to digest it before a meal?! Thanks Jenny

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   October 19, 2015

rosie ingram   •   October 19, 2015

I have oil on the water after a poo, loose bowel after eating.

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Nancy Skolnick   •   October 29, 2015

I drink lemon watering drp I drink lemon water every morning, I wait 20 min then I have my coffee. Is drinking coffee undoing the benifits of drinking thermonuclear water?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   October 29, 2015

Angela   •   October 30, 2015

I have just recently found out about the benefits of that lemons have on a person's whole self... I have many issues that I am in search of answers for.. Obesity, high cholesterol, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis just to name a few.. I have been told and I have read that lemons have many health benefits and have a possible link to helping in healing some of my problems. I have a couple questions that I have been struggling with lemon in the morning on an empty stomach you say is great.. Do you recommend raw lemon without water for how long until you have something else like breakfast? How many lemons a day is appropriate for liver and kidney detoxification? Warm lemon in the morning is also good however does not have to be all day or can you have ice during the day with your lemon water? Thank you for your time I appreciate any input that you have:-)

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Ursula Daw   •   November 1, 2015

How long after drinking my lemon and water should I eat breakfast and how much water should I have with the lemon, i.e half a pint

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   November 1, 2015

Susan Buechele   •   November 3, 2015

Joy, you are adorable. Thank you for this wonderful video about the benefits of lemon water! I really learned a lot. Interesting how we are so close to the "truth" about healthful eating yet, miss the fine print; like body-temp water. Feel free to add me to your e-mail list. Susan B Albuquerque, NM

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Morgan   •   November 6, 2015

Hello, I take a preworkout supplement (with caffeine) when I first get up in the morning, how long should I wait after drinking my warm lemon water before taking my preworkout powder and exercising?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   November 9, 2015

Joseph connelly   •   December 7, 2015

Great video,lots of good info,lemon water,how much lemon to how much water?,thanks.

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   December 7, 2015

Anne O   •   January 7, 2016

I take synthroid first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and then have to wait 30 min before eating. Can I drink the lemon water during these 30 min or do I have to wait until after?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   January 8, 2016

Dominic Ortiz   •   January 8, 2016

Can I eat immediately after my lemon drink each morning? Can I incorporate my morning green tea with my morning lemon water? Thanks

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   January 8, 2016

Chuck   •   January 12, 2016

Never saw an answer regarding whether LIMES can be used in place of LEMONS? Thanks!

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   January 12, 2016

Helen T   •   January 19, 2016

Hi Joy & Team, I love watching your segments on S&C! I have been drinking lemon water in the morning for a while now. However, I am still uncertain on the following and wondered if you would please shed some light: - Should I always opt for organic lemons, or would using regular lemons mean drinking some of the toxins from the rind? - Any concerns with using too much lemon in one cup of water? With using, say, half of a larger lemon, sometimes my lemon water tastes tart enough to be lemonade. - Do I still reap the benefits of drinking lemon water every other day or even two days a week, instead of everyday (as I have been doing)? Thanks in advance!

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   January 19, 2016

Ellie   •   February 10, 2016

Is it okay to add organic raw honey to your lemon tea?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   February 10, 2016

eve   •   February 21, 2016

is it o.k. if i squeeze a few lemons and keep them in a jar in the fridge, or do i have to squeeze one fresh lemon every day?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   February 22, 2016

Sonia Tardif   •   March 2, 2016

I love lemon in my water. Everyday i drink it. I cut up a slice and put it in my water and just keep adding water to my cup with same lemon for two days then switch new slice. I have been doing so for the past year. I havent been sick(well not as sick) flu, colds, etc.... Just wondering if its ok to drink it everyday as i am doing.?

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   March 2, 2016

Rose   •   March 10, 2016

Can I put reg tap water in a jar over night and make lemon water in the morning Oh and I'm 73 years old

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   March 14, 2016

sharron   •   March 17, 2016

Is this ok for diabetics and people with high blood pressure

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   March 17, 2016

sharron   •   March 17, 2016

How long should I wait before I eat after drinking lemon water and can I eat two pieces of garlic with it

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   March 17, 2016

sharron   •   March 17, 2016

How many times a day can I drink the lemon and water

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   March 17, 2016

Rose   •   March 31, 2016

Hello. I found your video very informative, and with all my digestive issues I'd like to try lemon water in the morning. I have one question though. Can I take the lemon water with my thyroid hormone pill (I take this pill every morning on an empty stomach)? I have to wait 30 min after taking my pill before I can eat. I don't want to take the lemon water, then wait 15 min to take my pill. Any thoughts? Thank you!

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Heather Allen   •   March 31, 2016

Stacey   •   May 4, 2016

Hello I was wondering if it's ok to use frozen lemons juice! I always get a huge bag of organic lemons from my mother in law's tree in her backyard, when we visit. I find I could never use all the lemons before they go bad so I started freezing them in ice cube trays. If it's ok, how many frozen lemon cubes would you recommend for 10oz of water? Thanks in advance for your response!

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Heather Allen   •   May 4, 2016

Ali phillips   •   May 6, 2016

Hi Joy Just wondered how soon I can eat/drink after drinking lemon water. Have a great day Ali

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Heather Allen   •   May 6, 2016

Carolyn McWhite   •   May 30, 2016

Thank you, for the information on lemon juice but my question is it alright to use the lemon juice in the little lemon looking container or is that the same as you had mention.

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Heather Allen   •   May 30, 2016

Gloria   •   June 2, 2016

How long should you wait to eat or drink after drinking lemon water in the morning?

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Heather Allen   •   June 2, 2016

Donna   •   June 24, 2016

It is so refreshing to see someone who truly cares about the health of people and are not making us go through a sales pitch to get great information. Thank you so much.

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Donna   •   June 24, 2016
Heather Allen   •   June 24, 2016

Jane Adjekum   •   June 27, 2016

Hello Joy! I have a question- is it ok to prepare a bottle of lemon and water or vinegar and water ahead of time like a day before and store in the fridge so its easy to grab in the morning? Jane.

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Heather Allen   •   June 27, 2016

Sammy   •   July 12, 2016

After taking lemon drink before breakfast i experience frequent urination, is it good taking it after supper also? thanks for advice and keep me updated

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Heather Allen   •   July 12, 2016

Marie Stewart   •   July 31, 2016

You mentioned brushing teeth after having lemon water if someone is concerned about the acid attach. Best approach is to rinse mouth with warm water. You should never brush your teeth directly after having anything acidic for at least 20+ minutes. Your mouth will be in an acidic state and this could cause you to move the acid around on the teeth creating minute etching in the enamel, thereby weakening teeth and eventually making teeth susceptible to breakdown.

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Heather Allen   •   August 1, 2016

Paula   •   August 5, 2016

Is it safe to drink lemon water every morning while pregnant?

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Heather Allen   •   August 5, 2016

Vicki   •   August 7, 2016

Is lime juice as good as lemon juice?

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Heather Allen   •   August 8, 2016

Gaylene Bissonette   •   August 10, 2016

The jar you were holding up was how many ounces?

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Heather Allen   •   August 10, 2016

Barbara Madsen   •   August 26, 2016

How soon after I drink lemon water in an on empty stomach can I have breakfast ...can it be immediately ??

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Heather Allen   •   August 26, 2016

Daniel Mitchell   •   August 26, 2016

Thank you Joy for the outstanding information. I have just recently starting drinking Apple Cider Vinegar. I also put in a teaspoon of Lemon juice and water that in mix all in a small amount of water. I was concerned about bottled lemon juice that I have been using but do not trust. I will now use fresh lemon juice from now own. Thanks. Hope to hear more from you. To your Health!!! Daniel Mitchell Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Joy McCarthy   •   August 28, 2016

Marguerite   •   September 14, 2016

Is lime juice just as good?

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Heather Allen   •   September 14, 2016

Naomi Knight   •   September 14, 2016

Good Morning. I regularly drink lemon water on an empty stomach, however I also drink Miralax and Essiac Tonic in the same cup. The product also suggest on an empty stomach. Is this okay to do?

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Heather Allen   •   September 14, 2016

Drusella   •   September 17, 2016

Do you have to drink lemon water all day to get the effects or just every morning. Thanks and have Great weekend

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Joy McCarthy   •   September 18, 2016

Annie   •   October 3, 2016

Which is beter in a probiotic supplement product bifidobacterium lactis or bifidobacterium bifidum. to help with digestion and stomach issues. Thanks and have a great day :)

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Heather Allen   •   October 3, 2016

KAREN PACIFICO   •   October 6, 2016

How long do I wait to drink something else after after drinking my lemon water?

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Heather Allen   •   October 6, 2016

Rachel   •   October 6, 2016

I have had a skin condition for over six years that has been diagnosed as scabies to folliculitis. All blood tests have come back negative. And all prescriptions including Ivermectin have only worked for a short time before I have to start another dose. Once I stop the Stromectol the breakout resumes. I have even tried using a near-infrared light, but that also has been a temporary fix. Is there a food that I may consume to kill whatever is eating me alive from the inside-out for all these years? I even feel a piercing sensation in my eyes and noticed that my eyesight has been affected. Most recently I started fasting one day a week and drinking two gallons of water a day.

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Heather Allen   •   October 7, 2016

Annie   •   October 12, 2016

How do you prevent the lemon water from making your teeth sensitive :) thanks

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Heather Allen   •   October 12, 2016

Jack   •   November 3, 2016

Is it ok to drink lemon water immediately after drinking g coffee? I drink coffee in the morning to wake me up and when I am done that I drink lemon water through out most of the day.

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Heather Allen   •   November 3, 2016

Linton price   •   November 17, 2016

Hi can I make a big jar of lemon water and keep in the refrigerator for the convenience or do I have to use fresh lemons every day?

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Heather Allen   •   November 17, 2016

Odi   •   January 30, 2017

Hi Joy! Is it okay if I drink my coffee after the lemon water or the other way way around? I'm usually short short on time and way too rushed to take my time properly.

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Janelle   •   February 1, 2017

Can you make lemon water in advance and keep it in the fridge for the week? Or it needs to be freshly squeezed everyday? Any tips like freezing the lemon juice and adding the cubes to your water? Thanks! :)

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Rachel Molenda   •   February 1, 2017

Victoria   •   February 4, 2017

Hi there i love breakfast tea and normally have it first thing the morning but I'm trying to change that. If you drink lemon and water first thing in the morning and an hour or two later you have a coffee or a cup of tea does it counteract the effects of detoxing or cleaning the colon? Thanks

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Rachel   •   February 6, 2017

Gazala fiax   •   February 6, 2017

Hello I have gallstones in my gallbladder will drinking lemon water first thing in the morning help the gallstones to disslove please reply back i am in such alot of pain and do not want to have my gallbladder taken out thanks

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Rachel   •   February 6, 2017

ANNA   •   February 11, 2017

WILL FRESH LIMES BE AS EFFECTIVE AS LIMES?

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Rachel   •   February 13, 2017

Ida   •   February 22, 2017

Joy How long after I drink lemon and water on empty stomach can I drink or eat my breakfast? It is crunch time in the morning.

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Rachel Molenda   •   February 22, 2017

Hey Ida! Ideally about 15-20 minutes just to allow the digestive juices to begin flowing, but of course, if you're tight for time, you can enjoy your breakfast right after the lemon water. As long as the lemon and water is the first thing you consume on an empty stomach - that's what matters :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team

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Eddie Fears   •   February 25, 2017

enjoyed your video.

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Rachel Molenda   •   February 27, 2017

raakheeahuja   •   March 3, 2017

I have lemon water with a spoon of apple cider vinegar every mornig after a cup of tea.will it help me lose weight

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Rachel Molenda   •   March 3, 2017

William Cupper   •   March 11, 2017

Starting today (11 Mar 2017) each morning I plan on drinking a warm glass of water with lemon hoping it will keep my sugar level within a normal range of 80 to 140. Today my sugar level was 157. After I drank a glass of warm water mixed lemon, two hours later my sugar level was 87!! Great!

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Rachel Molenda   •   March 13, 2017

BD   •   March 14, 2017

Thanks for the great info. Can you add a little honey or organic sugar to lemon and water and still get benefits? Second, is lemon, honey, salt and spring water a good substitutefor an electrolyte replacement?? Thank you!

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Rachel Molenda   •   March 15, 2017

Rand   •   March 19, 2017

How long before breakfast can I drink the lemon

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Rachel Molenda   •   March 20, 2017

Douglas Taylor   •   March 21, 2017

Can you eat after drinking the lemon an honey in morning like porridge

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Joy McCarthy   •   March 21, 2017

Sujith   •   March 27, 2017

When do we eat after taking this drink?

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Rachel Molenda   •   March 28, 2017

Annie   •   March 30, 2017

does it have to be first thing cause started having smoothies for lunch was thinking adding lemon to my smoothie thanks

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Rachel Molenda   •   March 31, 2017

Robyn   •   April 2, 2017

If I freeze and grate the lemon how much should I use?

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 3, 2017

Sikder Methi   •   April 4, 2017

can we have brakfast immidiately after drinking the drink?

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 4, 2017

Caroline   •   April 7, 2017

Hi Joy, Thank you for the very informative video. How long after I drink my lemon water can I eat breakfast or have my morning tea? Thank you! Caroline

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 10, 2017

corrinne   •   April 7, 2017

can i pre make the lemon water in a closed container for the week.

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 10, 2017

Suzanne   •   April 10, 2017

How long after I drink my lemon water in the morning, should I wait to have anything else to eat or drink? I have never been sure about that. Thx.

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 10, 2017

Dhiraj   •   April 15, 2017

Hey Joy, Thank you very much for ur valuable info about having lemon water early in the morning, 1 small question is that i wanted to know what is the time difference required to be maintained before having breakfast

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 17, 2017

nancy   •   April 16, 2017

Preferable hot or cold water?

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 17, 2017

Leticia   •   April 16, 2017

Hi, loved the lemon water video. After you drink the lemon water are you not supposed to eat for a certain period of time to let your body absorve it? I usually have chamomile tea in the morning, is it ok to drink it right after the lemon water?

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 17, 2017

Angie   •   April 17, 2017

How many minutes after drinking my lemon water can I have a cup of coffee?

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 17, 2017

Jorene Wagner   •   April 23, 2017

How soon after drinking warm lemon water must you wait before eat breakfast? One half hour or one hour?

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 24, 2017

Donna Bies   •   April 23, 2017

Idrink one cup of hot water with a squeeze lemon every morning. How long should I wait to take my pain medication which is supposed to be taken on an empty stomach also?

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 24, 2017

Tom   •   April 25, 2017

What do you think of a mixture (blender) of whole lemons and ginger? I plan on trying this and adding to my morning water.

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 25, 2017

Lori   •   April 25, 2017

How long after drinking my lemon water should I wait to eat brakefast?

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 25, 2017

Gill   •   April 27, 2017

Can you use lime juice instead....I have a lime tree but not a lemon tree.....do you get the same benefits

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Rachel Molenda   •   April 28, 2017

Sonia   •   May 3, 2017

How long should you wait to have coffee with milk or breakfast after taking this in the morning ?

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Rachel Molenda   •   May 4, 2017

Dave   •   May 13, 2017

Hi, once you have had a hot water and lemon drink. Do you need to wait a while or can you have a cup of normal black tea n milk 5 mins after or even a few minutes after????

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Rachel Molenda   •   May 15, 2017

Justin   •   May 14, 2017

Hi; I was just wondering how much lemon I must squeezing into the cup in the mornings? Im currently using half a lemon.

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Rachel Molenda   •   May 15, 2017

Jodie   •   May 31, 2017

Hi Joy, Am new to your website - and love it by the way! Just wondering, if I am oil pulling - can I still take lemon in water after this? Thanks, Jodie

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Rachel Molenda   •   May 31, 2017

Julia   •   June 8, 2017

I have to have acup of coffe in the morning first thing. I also take a thyroid pill for hypothyroidism- wondering if the lemon water can be taken after my thyroid pill andbe as affective

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 8, 2017

Hugh   •   June 16, 2017

My doctor has me drinking lemon water every day to prevent kidney stones from coming back ---so far so good

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 16, 2017

Anita   •   June 16, 2017

Just wondering, I noticed you didn't squeeze the lemon you just dropped it in. would squeezing it change anything???

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 19, 2017

Teresa   •   July 29, 2017

How long should a person wait after drinking the warm lemon water before eating or drinking beverages including coffee. I'm a one a day cup of coffee drinker.

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Rachel Molenda   •   July 31, 2017

Lindsay   •   August 7, 2017

I workout first thing in the morning and drink a ton of water when I work out. Will I still get all the benefits if I drink lemon water after my workout and before my breakfast?

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Rachel Molenda   •   August 8, 2017

Zee   •   August 9, 2017

Love this, .I have dinner and a couple hours later-about4-I drink 1/2 lemon in 8 ounces room temperature water before bed,I think the benefits are great and especially love that it tackles bloating, am I doing it right? Zee

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Rachel Molenda   •   August 10, 2017

Ruth   •   August 20, 2017

Just wondering if you have to wait any length of time after drinking the lemon water in the morning, before consuming anything else.

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Rachel Molenda   •   August 21, 2017

Chris   •   August 27, 2017

Would this help with acid reflux and G.E.R.D.?

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Joy McCarthy   •   August 28, 2017

Mary   •   September 29, 2017

Does lemon water help dissolve kidney stones? I read somewhere that mixing 1/2 cup concentrated lemon juice with 7 cups of water would be good for kidney stones?? Is concentrated lemon juice the same as lemon extract?

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Rachel Molenda   •   October 3, 2017

Tatiana Giraldo   •   November 10, 2017

How soon after drinking lemon water in the morning can I️ drink my coffee?

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Rachel Molenda   •   November 13, 2017

Constance   •   December 7, 2017

How many times a day

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Rachel Molenda   •   December 8, 2017

Norma Jean Young   •   December 29, 2017

Do you use the lemons in your water more than for just one serving? I like to drink lemon water all during the day, and often just add another quarter of a lemon and put fresh water in the container. I have not put the rinds of the lemon in the water because if I take an hour or more to drink my big 32 oz container it sometime tastes too strong of the rind. Of course I only do this over the course of a half a day or maybe a full day, and then throw out the rind and pulp and begin again. I also squeeze the juice from the rind so it mixes with the water. What is your method of adding the lemon to the water? I did not understand that part clearly from your video. Thanks for making the video — great job, and I look forward t hearing back from you! — Norma Jean

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Rachel Molenda   •   January 2, 2018

jackie   •   January 17, 2018

Can I make say a picture of lemon water and then stir it, pour a glass and heat it each day, or is it more effective when you squeeze it freshly each morning? Thank you

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Rachel Molenda   •   January 17, 2018

Sherry Decker   •   January 28, 2018

How long do you wait to eat after drinking lemon water?

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Rachel Molenda   •   January 29, 2018

Kathie   •   February 1, 2018

What is yhe best H20 to drink? Bottled, alkaline, purified, spring.????

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Rachel Molenda   •   February 1, 2018

Mary   •   February 4, 2018

Is using Lemon Essential Oil in warm water the same as lemon juice?

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Rachel Molenda   •   February 5, 2018

Karen Pattison   •   February 19, 2018

Thank you for invaluable advice. My husband bought me lemon in a plastic bottle so now I can explain to him why it's better to use the "real" thing!

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Rachel Molenda   •   February 20, 2018

Danielle   •   March 7, 2018

If I dink lemon water as my first drink of the day how long should I wait before I can have a coffee

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Rachel Molenda   •   March 7, 2018

Kathie Cervantes   •   May 9, 2018

Great in formation. Thank for sharing!

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Patty   •   May 26, 2018

How long should I wait after drinking lemon water to have my coffee?

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Joy McCarthy   •   May 28, 2018

Pam D   •   June 11, 2018

Can the fresh lemon be added to my sugar free juice pac? Or must it be plain water? Thanks!

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 12, 2018

DD K.   •   July 9, 2018

-Can I add 1 Tbs of Honey to a warm Lemon water in the morning for weight loss, please ?! - How long should i stay after drinking lemon water to get a cup of coffee, please?!

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Patty   •   July 25, 2018

What do you use when traveling and squeezing a fresh lemon is not possible?

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Rachel Molenda   •   July 25, 2018

Patty   •   July 27, 2018

When substituting Apple cider vinegar, how much do you add to your water or tea?

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Rachel Molenda   •   July 27, 2018

Holly   •   July 29, 2018

How long do I wait after drinking lemon water can I have breakfast

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Rachel Molenda   •   July 30, 2018

Bernice   •   August 6, 2018

How long do the lemons need to be soaking in your water before it’s ready to drink?

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Rachel Molenda   •   August 7, 2018

Patty   •   September 9, 2018

I am trying to reduce diarrhea. What do you think about the lemon and water for that? Thanks so much, Patty

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Rachel Molenda   •   September 10, 2018

Noreen Atkins.   •   September 11, 2018

How often do you put fresh lemons in your water.....

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Rachel Molenda   •   September 12, 2018

Roberta   •   September 20, 2018

You did not address if bottled water can be used. I Do not have filtered refrigerated water but bigot to e faster.

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Rachel Molenda   •   September 20, 2018

Celine   •   October 26, 2018

Hello can i drink my lemon and water before to go to bed? Thanks

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Rachel Molenda   •   October 26, 2018
Joy McCarthy   •   October 26, 2018

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